Wildcats break record with win over Kings

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The Perth Wildcats have defeated ladder-leaders Sydney Kings 96-77 at RAC Arena.

The Cats broke records with their first-half performance, scoring 70 points - the highest-scoring first half in the last 11 years of the NBL.

Coach Trevor Gleeson said it was great to see his team support each other.

"The guys were doing a great job of getting each other open looks, setting great screens moving the ball, being aggressive out there. We didn't settle for jump shots against these guys like last time. We actually got in the paint," he said.

"Last week there were times where the players looked disinterested. Here we were active, we were helping each other, we were playing for each other.

"When we do that, we're pretty damn good.

"Now our challenge is to repeat that every time we step onto the court for the next 14 games."

Bryce Cotton was a standout with 27 points, four assists and nine rebounds, while Nick Kay returned to form with 19 points and 13 rebounds. 

Terrico White also performed well with 20 points and five rebounds. 

The Cats will be looking for a repeat effort when they face the South East Melbourne Phoenix on Sunday at Melbourne Arena. 

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