United Melbourne outscore Wildcats
The Perth Wildcats have fallen six-points short of the Melbourne United 87-93 at John Cain Arena.
A mid game lapse cost the Wildcats after a fast start leading by 13-points at the first break. Melbourne doubled Perth's scoring 63-points to 32 to lead 79-61 at three-quarter-time. Perth surged home with a blitzing final quarter but it was all too late.
Vice-captain Mitch Norton unsure what is scoring the poor periods of play.
“I’m not sure. We got off to a good start which is the first time,” Norton said.
“We did get punched in the mouth there in the second. I just think it’s part of us sticking true to our game plan and trusting it. When we do that, we clean the glass, get out and run and that’s when we get to play fun basketball.”
Norton copped a knock of the shoulder but told the media post-game that "it was just a little bit of a knock."
Bryce Cotton led the way on the scoresheet for the Wildcats contributing 31-points.