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Wildcats turn up the heat on United

The Perth Wildcats have signalled their intent after taking down top of the ladder Melbourne United 97-87.


It was a hoodoo breaking performance from the Cats who were staring down the barrel of six straight losses to United.


Melbourne will be left pondering what went wrong after a five game winning streak came to an end.


Vice-captain Mitch Norton was at his brilliant best scoring a career-high 26 points, Vic Law again was instrumental in the victory contributing 20-points and Bryce Cotton hit up 19 points.

"I was most happy with our persistence of our game plan and trying to stay solid - do the little things and not take big swings," Wildcats coach Scott Morrison said.


"Over the course of 40 minutes, that was one of our better efforts against a really tough team.


"You've got to be almost perfect to beat them and hope for a few breaks along the way."


Perth continue up to Brisbane to take on the Bullets on Saturday.


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