Wildcats win season opener

A new era in Perth Wildcats basketball has begun in superb fashion, defeating the Adelaide 36ers 85-73 at RAC Arena on Friday night.

New recruit Victor Law starred with 37 points, even overshadowing reigning MVP Bryce Cotton, who returned from a serious thigh injury that saw him fail to play in the post-season in NBL21 earlier this year.

The Wildcats didn’t have import Michael Frazier nor key duo Todd Blanchfield and Mitch Norton while new signing Matt Hodgson lasted just a minute before limping from the court and not returning.

However, it just didn’t matter and the combination between Vic Law and Bryce Cotton sent shivers through the rest of the NBL.

It was Law's first night with the 'Cats after starring in Brisbane last season before getting hurt. He finished with a remarkable 37 points and four rebounds on 16/28 shooting from the field.

Cotton also put up 16 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Wildcats while rising star Luke Travers was impressive with 15 points, five rebounds and three steals.

IMAGE: The West Australian

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