Sydney Kings have made a statement in the NBL after a thrilling 98-97 Win over the Perth Wildcats at the RAC Arena. That’s the Perth Wildcats first home game defeat of the season. In his first season in the NBL David Wear scored 18 points including the match winner from 3-point arc. He scored 18 points along side Daniel Kickett who also scored 18 points and were both the difference in the game.
The most anticipated match up of the game was between Wildcats big man Angus Brandt against Andrew Bogut. Brandt won the battle scoring a double – double with 12 points and 11 rebounds on 85% shooting, while Bogut was quite only scoring 6 points and 6 rebounds and had 4 fouls and didn’t come back on in the last quarter when the game was up for grabs.
despite his foul trouble, Wildcats Coach Trevor Gleeson was impressed Brandt’s effort.
“He gave us a real focus on the inside, he was rebounding well, second chance points, he was outstanding for us,” he said.
Bryce Cotton was outstanding with 26 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and a career-high 6 steals.
Cotton said he thought the Wildcats put themselves in a good position to win, but it just wasn’t their night.
“Basketball is a game of runs, and even though the shots weren’t falling, I felt that for the most part of the game our energy was there,” he said.
“We missed some shots that would usually make, but that’s part of the game.”
Jerome Randle scored a game-high 22 points for the kings.
The Wildcats will now fly to Melbourne on Sunday, in preparation to take on Melbourne United on Monday night. Sydney will also return east to Illawarra Hawks in the Indigenous game at WIN Entertainment Centre on Sunday.
Sports Intern 98Five Sonshine FM