Wildcats crush Melbourne in game four to seal record ninth NBL title

  • Melbourne United 84-97 Perth Wildcats
  • Bryce Cotton stars with 28 points

Perth have claimed the 2018-19 NBL championship, defeating Melbourne United 97-84 to seal a 3-1 grand final series victory. After taking a 2-1 lead with Friday night’s 96-67 victory in Perth, the visitors wrapped up the best-of-five series thanks to a dynamic performance from import guard Bryce Cotton on Sunday afternoon at Melbourne Arena.

A championship winner and grand final MVP in 2017, Cotton scored 28 points as the Wildcats secured a record ninth NBL crown. In a game full of momentum swings, the Wildcats led 53-45 at half-time and held the home side to 12 points in the third quarter to set up the franchise’s fourth title in six seasons.

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