2 Apr 2012

Wildcats douse Blaze in game one at Perth

6:34 am on 2 April 2012

The Perth Wildcats have defeated the Gold Coast Blaze 85-70 in the first game of their National Basketball League semi-final series in Perth on Sunday night.

The Wildcats led by as many as 19 points in the third quarter and they cruised to the 15-point victory with a dominant performance at both ends of the court.

While Perth avoided the trap New Zealand fell into against Townsville on Thursday by taking care of their home-court advantage, the Blaze did beat the Wildcats twice at home during the regular season.

And with their talent-filled roster sure to come out firing on Wednesday night at the Gold Coast, the best-of-three series is still very much alive.