Basketball: Wildcats awarded Australian title after Kings withdrawal

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The Perth Wildcats were awarded Australia's National Basketball League title on Thursday, two days after the Sydney Kings pulled out of the championship series due to coronavirus concerns. The Wildcats led 2-1 after winning the third game of the best-of-five Grand Final series in Sydney before the Kings announced their withdrawal on Tuesday. The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 212,000 people globally and killed 8,700 and brought the sports world to a virtual standstill.

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The Perth Wildcards have been declared National Basketball League champions two days after the last two games of the finals series were canceled because the Sydney Kings refused to travel to Western Australia amid the coronavirus pandemic. Perth was leading the best-of-five game series 2-1 and was set to play at home on Friday night when the NBL called an end to the season. The Kings, featuring Australian former NBA star Andrew Bogut, led the regular season from start to finish.

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The Perth Wildcards have been declared National Basketball League champions two days after the last two games of the finals series were canceled because the Sydney Kings refused to travel to Western Australia amid the coronavirus pandemic. Perth was leading the best-of-five game series 2-1 and was set to play at home on Friday night when the NBL called an end to the season. The Kings, featuring Australian former NBA star Andrew Bogut, led the regular season from start to finish.

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Perth have been awarded this season’s NBL championship, the Wildcats handed the crown two days after their finals series against Sydney was called off. The NBL cancelled the best-of-five series on Tuesday, with Perth leading 2-1 ahead of Friday’s fourth game in Western Australia. That decision came because Sydney, citing the threat of coronavirus, refused to play while Perth maintained they were ready and willing to continue.

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The Perth Wildcats were awarded Australia's National Basketball League title on Thursday, two days after the Sydney Kings pulled out of the championship series due to coronavirus concerns. The Wildcats led 2-1 after winning the third game of the best-of-five Grand Final series in Sydney before the Kings announced their withdrawal on Tuesday. The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 212,000 people globally and killed 8,700 and brought the sports world to a virtual standstill.

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