The Perth Wildcats defeated the Melbourne Tigers 87 – 75 at the Perth Arena, holding their spot on top of the NBL ladder.
After a close game, which had the Wildcats trailing by 1 point at half time, the Cats broke away in the final quarter with an 11 – 0 run to secure their 18th win of the season.
The last time these two teams met in Perth the Tigers Mark Worthington shot a buzzer beating 3 pointer to snatch the win for the visitors. This time around the Wildcats shut down Worthington and restricted his input in the game .
With only a few games left in the regular season every game is becoming increasingly important to gain momentum and build for the finals.
Key scorers for the night
Perth Wildcats (Damian Martin 20, Jermaine Beal 17, Jesse Wagstaff 12)
Melbourne Tigers (Mustapha Farrakhan 15, Lucas Walker 15)
Here’s the game in pictures.