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Sport Adelaide steamroll the Wildcats in NBL

15:51  04 january  2018
15:51  04 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

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But the third quarter was all Perth. Ignited by Martin's sterling defence and Tokoto's athletic finishing, the Wildcats uncorked a 14-2 run to close the gap to two points before Cotton went on a tear and gave the visitors a 67-65 three-quarter-time lead. But Adelaide had the last laugh

An explosive bench cameo from Majok Deng steered the Adelaide 36ers out of trouble and towards a 97-86 win over the Perth Wildcats . Some sloppy ball use from the hosts helped the Wildcats to a 23-20 quarter-time edge before the Sixers found the right gear in the second stanza.

Daniel Johnson of the Adelaide 36ers competes for the ball.© Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images Daniel Johnson of the Adelaide 36ers competes for the ball. An explosive bench cameo from Majok Deng steered the Adelaide 36ers out of trouble and towards a 97-86 win over the Perth Wildcats.

Having relinquished control of the Thursday night contest after a horror third term, the Sixers bounced back strongly in the final term through the efforts of substitute Deng, who rattled off 16 fourth-quarter points to turn a dicey situation into a rout.

Mitch Creek (21 points), Daniel Johnson (19 points, nine rebounds), Shannon Shorter (13 points, eight boards, seven assists) and Josh Childress (12 points, 13 rebounds) paved the way for Deng's late heroics.

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[1] Adelaide 36ers 78-74 Perth Wildcats [6] (Australia NBL ) 2016-12-22 08:30. @ Adelaide 36ers Starting 5 @jerome_randle @sobes2zero @the2kferguson Daniel Johnson & Matty Hodgson #8InARowLetsGo @ NBL @FoxBasketball.

Americans Bryce Cotton (26 points) and JP Tokoto (20) were superb for Perth but had little support.

As good as the Sixers were in the finish, they did take a while to get going.

Majok Deng sparked a dominant 32-19 fourth-quarter rally for the Sixers.© Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images Majok Deng sparked a dominant 32-19 fourth-quarter rally for the Sixers. Some sloppy ball use from the hosts helped the Wildcats to a 23-20 quarter-time edge before the Sixers found the right gear in the second stanza.

Johnson and Creek scored eight points apiece as the hard-running Sixers turned a three-point quarter-time deficit into an 51-40 half-time advantage.

But the third quarter was all Perth.

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NBL : It's no secret the Perth Wildcats and Adelaide 36ers do not like each other, but no one expected this wild brawl to start up in the final second of the game.

🏀 Basketball . Australia NBL . Perth Wildcats v Adelaide 36ers. RT @ NBL : .@jerome_randle and @sobes2zero were quiet in the 1st but are making some serious noise in the 4th with 2 big tripl…

Ignited by Martin's sterling defence and Tokoto's athletic finishing, the Wildcats uncorked a 14-2 run to close the gap to two points before Cotton went on a tear and gave the visitors a 67-65 three-quarter-time lead.

But Adelaide had the last laugh, Deng dominating a stunning 32-19 fourth term.

Used sparingly in the opening three quarters, the tall Sudenese forward played the game of his life in the final quarter, uncorking a fine display of three-point shooting and dunking that the shell-shocked Wildcats had no answers for.

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Brisbane again squandered a good lead to allow the Perth Wildcats' Bryce Cotton to steal a valuable NBL win with a final quarter rampage.The Bullets led by as much as 21 in the second quarter, before Perth import Bryce Cotton hit an amazing running basket to steal the game off them 81-80.

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