Wildcats win season opener

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The Perth Wildcats won their season opener in a thrilling 94-93 victory over Melbourne United at RAC Arena on Saturday.

The Wildcats didn't have it their own way for much of the night - trailing by six at the half and 11 during the third quarter.

Looking at an eight-point deficit with three minutes to play, the Wildcats with the help of three triples from Terrico White saw them steal the game by just one point. 

"Sometimes you've got to have that grit and determination to will yourself to win. Even when they got nine up in the last quarter, the guys maintained and kept on playing," said coach Trevor Gleeson.

"That's a great asset to have. That grit when things aren't going your way.

"Terrico hit those big buckets in the last quarter and really got us back in there and then got some clean looks. We started moving the ball, and with some pace in the game we looked really good. It just took a while for us to get there."

The Perth Wildcats now face the Illawarra Hawks at RAC Arena on Friday night.

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