Kings dejected in overtime thriller

The Wildcats and Bryce Cotton took a prolonged time to shrug off a nine-day mangle given their win over a Illawarra Hawks.

Cotton scored his initial indicate 71 seconds before three-quarter-time.

This is MY house! Bryce Cotton celebrates an overtime three-pointer. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images

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But he forsaken 14 points in overtime to finish with a game-high 27 points. Before that, Angus Brandt had kept a Cats in a game, with 19 points to three-quarter-time; 13 of them in a third quarter; and scarcely all of them in a paint opposite Andrew Bogut.

Not that Bogut had a bad game.

His 16 points and 15 rebounds means he will go in to a finals with a double- double opposite each group in a competition.

What position a Kings and a Cats go in to a finals array is still nonetheless to be worked out.

Perth reason a one-win and commission advantage over both Sydney and Melbourne United and will face a latter and Adelaide subsequent weekend.

Andrew Bogut (L) and Angus Brandt eye off a rebound. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images

If they can win in Melbourne, they will finish a deteriorate on tip of a ladder with home justice advantage in a finals, regardless of what happens opposite a 36ers.

The Kings, who forsaken from initial to third with a detriment in Perth, will play their final diversion opposite a Cairns Taipans, with second mark still a chance. Melbourne also play a Taipans before hosting Perth.

Adelaide still has copiousness to play for also, potentially wanting to kick Perth on Friday night to stop Brisbane from knocking them out of fourth spot. Scores were tied 77-77 during full-time notwithstanding Sydney carrying all of a early running.

Andrew Gaze gestures to a referees during a frustrating defeat. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images

Kevin Lisch and Jerome Randle kept a parsimonious control on Cotton to open adult a large early lead.

Perth scored usually 12 points in a initial quarter.

Jesse Wagstaff was a usually Cat discouraging Sydney’s defence, with 6 points, though he collected his third tainted only after a start of a second term.

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