In basketball, Perth Wildcats win against both Townsville Crocs and Sydney Kings

In basketball, Perth Wildcats win against both Townsville Crocs and Sydney Kings

THERE'S nothing more satisfying than winning a double-header, particularly when it involves a win on the road.

We have another massive weekend ahead, playing against Adelaide and then backing it up with Melbourne.

For now, I’m still on the sidelines but it shouldn’t be long.

We faced quality opposition this past weekend, with Townsville at home on Friday and the Kings in Sydney on Sunday. The last time we faced Townsville, we can honestly say we were quite embarrassed by our performance.

We pride ourselves on our defence, but the Crocs really gave it to us that day.

So it was extremely pleasing to see the boys respond with a 15-point victory on Friday.

We were able to stem Townsville’s potent outside shooters and our big fellas did an outstanding job on dangerous forward Brian Conklin.

This season’s schedule is much more condensed than in previous years so for the boys to back up with a 19-point win after Friday night’s game was satisfying.

Sydney definitely play with a chip on the shoulder against us as they have not beaten us since their return to the league in 2010.

The incident surrounding Josh Childress from our last clash also meant there was a bit of fire in their belly.

Josh is an amazing talent, hence why he has played so many games in the NBA, but we did a great job in containing him.

Massive props need to go to Jermaine ‘Dolla’ Beal after his outstanding weekend for us.

Obviously, he was recognised by being rewarded with NBL Player of the Week honours. But, even if he wasn’t, it’s clear Dolla’s game has taken a step out.

Undeniably one of the toughest individuals to guard in the league, Dolla has added different elements to his game to make him the player he is.