Sydney coach Shane Heal predicted his surging Kings will catch third-placed Melbourne on the NBL ladder, following a win over the Tigers which left opposing coach Chris Anstey fuming.
The Kings made it three straight wins, as they followed up Friday's 92-88 away victory over Cairns with a 97-84 home triumph over Melbourne on Sunday.
Veteran guard James Harvey scored 21 points, nailing seven of his eight field goal attempts and making all four of this three-point shots.
Fourth-placed Sydney (8-8) moved within two wins of Melbourne (10-8) and Heal emphasised the Tigers had a tough schedule.
"We're going to catch Melbourne," Heal said.
"Melbourne has got a really difficult run. Before today they had 11 games, seven of those on the road.
"They have (leaders) Perth on the road twice and they've got them three times and they've got (second-placed) Adelaide a couple of times."
Sydney shot at a 57 per cent clip from the field, but defence wasn't Anstey's major concern after the game.
While he didn't use the words referees or officials, he made it clear he was unhappy with the way the match was handled.
"There were three really really ordinary human beings on the court today," Anstey said.
Questioned further about the calls Anstey fired back: "I didn't mention anything about the calls, but there were three people who were a joke today.
"They were not professionals."
Scot Morrison piled up 25 points and Mark Worthington 19 for Melbourne, with the latter describing the Tigers' issues with the officials in a more humorous fashion than his coach.
"We weren't sure if we were in a netball game to start off the first half, or if we were at Wrestlemania the second half," Worthington said.
Sydney import Sam Young was held to seven by the Tigers, but he restricted Melbourne's scoring ace Chris Goulding to just 10.
Perth (15-3) made it three straight wins with a 97-72 home victory over New Zealand (6-11).
Veteran Shawn Redhage topscored for the Wildcats with 24.
"I thought we played very smart basketball, getting back to that defensive intensity that we had earlier in the year," Perth coach Trevor Gleeson told AAP.
Adelaide (12-5) rebounded form last week's loss to Sydney with a 92-79 home victory over Townsville (4-12), who slipped to a seventh straight loss.
Captain Adam Gibson spearheaded the 36ers effort with 28 points.
Cairns (7-11) rebounded from Friday's loss to score a 79-77 away win over Wollongong (6-10).
The Taipans trailed by 16 at halftime, with Kevin Tiggs hitting a game-high 27 for the losers.