The competition was blown wide open with upsets galore in round 17 of NBL action. The top two sides both lost and the bottom two both won as the race for the playoffs got even tighter. Crocs show bite, upset ‘Cats In what was meant to be a David vs Goliath match-up in Townsville, the Crocs certainly didn’t bring that mentality into the contest. They didn’t see themselves as a heavy underdog; they knew that the NBL ladder provided no insight to what their game against the league leading Perth Wildcats was. This inspired the Crocodiles to push past the ‘Cats in an 88-75 victory on Friday night, thanks mainly to that inspired locker-room to never give up. Despite multiple runs by the Wildcats, Townsville were never out of the game as they were able to peg back the margin at every opportunity. In Crocs fashion, floor general Steven Markovic poured in a team high 22 points and 6 assists, while he was helped by many of his teammates included Todd Blanchfield (14 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals), Josh Pace (17 points, 7 rebounds) and Brian Conklin (16 points).