NBL 2014/15 Round 2 Preview: Defending champ…

#481441735 / gettyimages.com Perth Wildcats v Wollongong Hawks Friday 17th October, 2014- 5.30pm (local time) Perth Arena Tickets: click here Odds: Perth $1.22, Wollongong $4.30 It was the Championship homecoming for Perth when they hosted the New Zealand Breakers last weekend but the Wildcats barely gave a whimper in the first half, trailing by 23 at the main break. Despite reducing the margin to 9 in the final term, the damage had been done so to avoid dropping their first two home games of the season, you can expect Perth to come out strong this Friday night. The task against Wollongong has been made more difficult with the loss of co vice-captain Greg Hire, whose calf injury will keep him out of the line-up for six weeks. The 200cm forward was perfect from the field and the free throw line against the Breakers, collecting 7 points, 6 rebounds and a steal in a productive 22 minutes off the bench. His replacement, Mathiang Muo, will be eager to prove himself after already experiencing a number of injury setbacks himself.

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