The NBL-leading Perth Wildcats have safeguarded their unbeaten home court record by pulling clear to record a comfortable 92-78 victory over the New Zealand Breakers.
Perth led at every change inside RAC Arena on Saturday, though the Breakers did threaten regularly and even led by eight during the third term.
They also squared the ledger three minutes into the fourth quarter as Tai Wesley's 22-point haul and Stewart Long's double-double kept the visitors in touch before Perth upped the ante down the stretch with a rampant 16-2 run.
Although Wesley and Long were prominent for the Breakers, Perth were also undermined by a sub-standard 12 from 21 from the free throw line as the Kiwis infringed frequently.
Ultimately Bryce Cotton's game-high 23 points and Clint Steindl's perfect five-from-five three-point attempts was sufficient to get the Wildcats home.
They are now 4-0 in Perth this campaign after earlier wins against Illawarra, Brisbane and Melbourne.
They also defied a concerning 3-10 record without captain Damian Martin, who will be sidelined for up to a month with a calf injury.
Wildcats coach Trevor Gleeson was content after Perth recorded their fifth victory in six games.
"The final quarter; holding them to seven points, was a big tick," he said.
"The game wasn't going our way early so it was great how we were able to stay with it.
"We got some good energy from the guys from the bench. Clint has a great shot on him. He was really aggressive, but his fighting through screens defensively was first class."
Breakers coach Kevin Braswell lamented his side being on the wrong end of a crippling 20-8 foul count.
"We shot three free-throws, that blows my mind," he said.
"If any team shoots 20 free throws and the other shoots three, there is going to be a big difference."
The Breakers also fell away as Perth embarked on their game-clinching run in the final quarter.
"We broke down in the last five minutes. Our shots weren't dropping, we were trying to make things happen but they (Perth) were making shots."