Perth Wildcats will take on Melbourne United in the third final play-off NBL game on Friday night at Perth, hoping to bounce back in this game after their defeat in Game 2 of their grad final final series at Melbourne Arena on Sunday night.
Melbourne United were in offensive mood from the start until the finish to take a 92-74 win and level their best-of-five NBL grand final series at 1-1. The confidence was fueled by a strong performance from the defending champions in the third quarter. The club allowed only 16 points while scoring 26 points special thanks to Casper Ware who started the second half with a three-pointer in the decisive third quarter.
Mitch McCarron and DJ Kennedy produced great display of game for United as the home team finished six players with double-figure points. The United recorded a comfortable win in the third final play-off game with the help of McCarron (13), D.J. Kennedy (12), Chris Goulding (14), Casper Ware (14), David Barlow (11) and Josh Boone (10).
Perth Wildcats vs Melbourne United Prediction
Perth, on the other hand, played exceptionally well in the first half but could not prevent the defending champions squaring the series, despite the good form of Bryce Cotton and Terrico White. Bryce Cotton scored 19 points and six rebounds, White had 17 points and six rebounds and Kay scored 10 points and eight rebounds.
Melbourne United are more able than Wildcats to dribble, pass, and shoot the ball. The Wildcats have been the favorites through-out the season, but considering their past performances and scoring abilities, we predict Melbourne United will come out as a winner in the end.
Perth Wildcats vs Melbourne United Prediction: United to win @ 2.20 at Coral Sports