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Bryce Cotton put on a burst for the Perth Wildcats in game one.

Wildcats win game one of NBL grand final series

Star import Bryce Cotton overcame a slow start to help power the Perth Wildcats to a 89-77 victory over the Illawarra Hawks in game one of the best-of-five NBL grand final series at Perth Arena.

Time is right for the Hawks, says Coenraad

Ready for the Wildcats: Illawarra Hawks forward Tim Coenraad.

It's been seven long years since the Illawarra Hawks last contested an NBL grand final series. But after stunning the Adelaide 36ers in Adelaide, they are now back in the big dance as history beckons.

Bogut trade talk intensifies

Philosophical: Andrew Bogut, in action for the Mavericks in November.

SYDNEY, Feb 23 AAP - Speculation is mounting that Australian NBA star Andrew Bogut is about to be traded, with title contenders the Boston Celtics a favoured destination.

Perth Wildcats roar into NBL grand final

The Wildcats are into another NBL grand final after a clean sweep over Cairns in the semis.

The Perth Wildcats will get a chance to defend their NBL title, winning through to the grand final with a 74-66 victory over the Cairns Taipans at the Perth Arena.