NBL: Wildcats preparing for playoffs, says Hire

NBL: Wildcats preparing for playoffs, says Hire

YOU never want to see a game end like it did last Friday night.

Unfortunately, after what I thought was a hugely entertaining contest, the finish looked more like what was happening in the streets of Philadelphia after their Super Bowl win.

I saw headlines of ‘Basketball Brawl’ and was inundated with messages asking for my thoughts.

That’s obviously not what you want. The rivalry between the Perth Wildcats and Adelaide 36ers is unlike no other; there’s a storied history, plenty of emotion and it’s two quality outfits going against each other.

Moving on from that incident, we were able to muster a comprehensive win on Friday night after a poor start only to have a disappointing result come Sunday.

We allowed the 36ers to gain plenty of confidence and feel comfortable with their aggressive style of play.

You cannot give a quality team a head start. While it’s difficult to get back, it more so allows individuals to gain confidence and play free.

We have three games remaining in the regular season and each is pivotal.

Not only for positions in the standings but preparing us for the playoffs.

We have secured a playoff position for the 32nd straight year.

We have to take it one game at a time and it starts tonight night against the Cairns Taipans at Perth Arena.

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