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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05:  The Wildcats celebrate with the trophy after winning game three and the NBL Grand Final series between the Perth Wildcats and the Illawarra Hawks at Perth Arena on March 5, 2017 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images) Featured News / March 5th, 2017

Cotton drops 45 to complete ‘Cats GF sweep

Bryce Cotton arrived to revive the Perth Wildcats season and not only did he do that, he delivered another championship with 45 points in the 95-86 Swisse NBL Grand Final Game 3 win over the Illawarra Hawks on Sunday. The

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 01:  Casey Prather of the Wildcats celebrates a basket during game two of the NBL Grand Final series between the Perth Wildcats and the Illawarra Hawks at WIN Entertainment Centre on March 1, 2017 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images) Featured News / March 1st, 2017

Copybook ‘Cats repeat dose minus Knight, take 2-0 lead

The Perth Wildcats are one game away from a second straight title after Wednesday night’s come-from-behind win over Illawarra in game two of the best of five grand final series. After beating the Hawks 89-77 in game one in Perth,

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 26: Matt Knight of the Wildcats works to the basket against Rotnei Clarke and Nick Kay of the Hawks during game one of the NBL Grand Final series between the Perth Wildcats and the Illawarra Hawks at Perth Arena on February 26, 2017 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images) Featured News / February 26th, 2017

Desperate ‘Cats out-hustle Hawks to take Game 1

The three-pronged attack of Casey Prather, Bryce Cotton and Matt Knight lifted the Perth Wildcats to the 89-77 win over the Illawarra Hawks at Perth Arena on Sunday to open the Swisse NBL Grand Final Series. After some rust showed

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 23: Kevin White of the Illawarra Hawks reacts during game three of the NBL Semi Final series between the Adelaide 36ers and the Illawarra Hawks at Titanium Security Arena on February 23, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images) Adelaide 36ers / February 23rd, 2017

Impressive Hawks rise to occasion, advance to GF

It was a war of attrition at Titanium Security Arena in Thursday night’s Swisse NBL semi-final decider, and for the better part of 40 minutes only one team truly turned up. The Illawarra Hawks showed the poise needed on the

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 19:  Nicholas Kay of the Hawks rebounds during the second NBL Semi Final match between Illawarra Hawks and the Adelaide 36ers at WIN Entertainment Centre on February 19, 2017 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) Adelaide 36ers / February 19th, 2017

Hawks show huge heart to force Game 3

Unsung guard Mitch Norton answered the bell in crunch time to help the Illawarra Hawks defeat Adelaide 100-94 in a thrilling Swisse NBL semi-final Game 2 on Sunday at WIN Entertainment Centre. Thrashed by the 36ers in Thursday’s opening game

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 16: Jerome Randle of the Adelaide 36ers reacts to Rhys Martin of the Illawarra Hawks during the game one NBL Semi Final between Adelaide and Illawarra at Titanium Security Arena on February 16, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images) Adelaide 36ers / February 16th, 2017

Randle walks the walk as Sixers go 1-0

Newly crowned NBL Most Valuable Player Jerome Randle put the Adelaide 36ers on his back with 18 first-half points as they outgunned the visiting Hawks 93-78 in the NBL’s first semi-final. Randle needed to put forward his best after calling Illawarra a

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11:  Rotnei Clarke of the Hawks celebrates with his team after shooting a three pointer during the round 19 NBL match between the Illawarra Hawks and the Brisbane Bullets at Wollongong Entertainment Centre on February 11, 2017 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) Brisbane Bullets / February 11th, 2017

Hawks lock in playoff spot with Bullets beatdown

The Illawarra Hawks became the third team to cement a spot in the finals with Saturday night’s 106-79 rout of the Brisbane Bullets at WIN Entertainment Centre. Depending on results of remaining games, the Hawks will finish either second, third

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 06:  A general view with the roof open  during the round 18 NBL match between Melbourne United and the Illawarra Hawks at Hisense Arena on February 6, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) Featured News / February 6th, 2017

Boone dominates in grind-out win

Former NBA big men Josh Boone and David Andersen came up big as Melbourne United scored a priceless 78-72 win over Illawarra Hawks on Monday night. With the Hisense Arena roof open, Melbourne veteran bigs came up big as Boone’s

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 03:  Rotnei Clarke of the Hawks rebounds during the round 18 NBL match between the Illawarra Hawks and the Cairns Taipans at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre on February 3, 2017 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) Cairns Taipans / February 3rd, 2017

Hawks hold off late Snakes surge

It had all the makings of a rout but in the end the Illawarra Hawks had to sweat out a nerve-wracking 90-73 win over Cairns on Friday night at WIN Entertainment Centre. Leading by 26 in third quarter, the Hawks

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28:  Hawks players and coaches celebrate victory in the round 17 NBL match between the Illawarra Hawks and the Adelaide 36ers at WIN Entertainment Centre on January 28, 2017 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images) Adelaide 36ers / January 28th, 2017

Fired-up Clarke gets payback, Hawks claim Sixers series

Take heed Hawks rivals – it might not be wise to make Rotnei Clarke mad. Illawarra’s sharpshooting import had a match-winning impact off the bench on Saturday night at WIN Entertainment Centre, firing his team to a come-from-behind 95-92 triumph