Sport Wildcats winning streak extends to four

19:11  08 december  2017
19:11  08 december  2017 Source:   MSN

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The win was also the Wildcats third in a row against the other teams that made up the top four on the NBL ladder at the start of this round.

It came on the back of consecutive away victories over New Zealand, Melbourne and Brisbane.

The Cats 10-0 run to start the game set the tone early.

Adelaide's poor offensive performance didn't help and was made to look worse by another solid defensive display by the reigning premiers.

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The 36ers managed only 34 points in the first half, their worst opening this season.

It didn't help Adelaide that Mitch Creek left the court with a suspected glute injury just a minute after the contest started and didn't return.

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Perth Wildcats have extended their Australian National Basketball League (ANBL) winning streak to four games with an 88-79 victory over Adelaide 36ers at Perth Arena.

After trailing 45-34 at half-time, Nathan Sobey dragged his side back in to the game in the third term. He hadn't scored to half-time, but added 10 points for the period.

Daniel Johnson also started to hit the scoreboard regularly and finished with a game high 21.

The margin got back to as low as three points midway through the term and only four points separated them going into the final term.

While that margin was reduced to two when Majok Deng opened the scoring in the last, the Wildcats had not lost a game this season after leading at the final break.

And they still haven't.

Just four minutes into the final period Adelaide had reached five team fouls and Perth made the most of the advantage.

They scored 12 points from free-throws in a very long final quarter (and 23 for the game) - which included two trips to the line courtesy of technical fouls - to win the term by five points and the game by nine.

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But it was a three-pointer from Jesse Wagstaff to make the margin 12 points with just over three minutes left on the clock was the clincher.

The loss leaves the 36ers without a victory against the other three sides making up the top four - Perth, Melbourne and New Zealand. They can remedy that when they host the Breakers on Sunday.

Perth has a chance to return to the top of the NBL table if they can win away to Illawarra on Sunday.

Perth coach Trevor Gleeson applauded his team's defensive effort and contributed an important win to it.

"You have to cash that in, when you win on the road, otherwise if you lose back home after you've won on the road, you're not taking advantage of the hard work you've done," he said.

"It was pretty scrappy.

"I love our grit and defense. That won the game for us because we weren't sharp with the ball.

Adelaide coach Joey Wright said losing Mitch Creek so early hurt, but other factors cost them any chance of victory.

"We gave them every opportunity to be successful," he said.

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