A fatigued looking Perth Wildcats outfit have fallen short to Melbourne United 71-75 in Bendigo.
The game brought to an end a wild week for the Wildcats who fled Perth on Monday when parts of WA went into lockdown.
Perth trailed by 10-points with three minutes left in the game but got within two points thanks for some Bryce Cotton magic.
Coach Trevor Gleeson believed needing to manage player minutes after the week was a contributing factor.
“I don’t think we shot the ball particularly well and that’s touch, that’s just having a ball in your hand, you try to navigate through it as best as you can,” Gleeson said.
“I think I played 12 guys out there, so that’s a big rotation for us.”
Cotton was the best Cat hitting 24-points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.
The Wildcats are back in action on Thursday against South East Melbourne Phoenix.
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