Kings take Wildcats to overtime but fall short down the stretch

Not that Bogut had a bad game.

His 16 points and 15 rebounds mean he will go into the finals with a double-double against every team in the competition.

Directions: Jerome Randle of the Kings makes himself heard.

Directions: Jerome Randle of the Kings makes himself heard.Credit:AAP

What position the Kings and the Cats go in to the finals series is still yet to be worked out.

Perth hold a one-win and percentage advantage over both Sydney and Melbourne United and will face the latter and Adelaide next weekend.


If they can win in Melbourne, they will finish the season on top of the ladder with home-court advantage in the finals, regardless of what happens against the 36ers.

The Kings, who dropped from first to third with the loss in Perth, will play their final game against the Cairns Taipans, with second spot still a chance.

Melbourne also play the Taipans before hosting Perth.

Adelaide still have plenty to play for also, potentially needing to beat Perth on Friday night to stop Brisbane from knocking them out of fourth spot.

Scores were tied 77-77 at full-time despite Sydney having all of the early running.

Kevin Lisch and Jerome Randle kept a tight leash on Cotton to open up a big early lead.

Perth scored only 12 points in the first quarter.

Jesse Wagstaff was the only Cat troubling Sydney’s defence, with six points, but he collected his third foul just after the start of the second term.

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