Beal leads the way as Perth does the double

DEFENDING champion Perth climbed to first place on the NBL ladder after a comprehensive 86-55 win against the Kings in Sydney, capping an impressive round six double.

The Wildcats disposed of Townsville 93-78 at home on Friday night, import Jermaine Beal (pictured) leading the way with 29 points.

And the American backed that up yesterday, shooting a game high 27 as Perth surged away in the second half to serve notice it is still the team to beat in season 2014-15.

Sydney's former NBA star Josh Childress, playing against the Wildcats for the first time since he was suspended after an unsavoury incident involving Perth's Jesse Wagstaff in round three, finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

Round six scores (home teams first): Wed: Melbourne 97 Tapains 76; Fri: Breakers 71 Hawks 55, Wildcats 93 Crocs 78; Sat: 36ers 79 Melbourne 118; Sun: Kings 66 Wildcats 85.


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