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Cats back Lisch to take on 36ers
Cats back Lisch to take on 36ers

Perth Wildcats star Kevin Lisch is expected to play against Adelaide this week despite only completing light duties at training this morning.

Lisch required cortisone injections in his hip to play against Melbourne last month and is being monitored by Wildcats medical staff.

But captain Shawn Redhage said the reigning league MVP would be right to go for Sunday’s game at Adelaide Arena.

“I think he’s just got a little niggle. Guys get that throughout the season,” Redhage said.

“We’ve had a big stretch (of road games) and there’s probably little niggles here and there on the guys. It was probably just a precautionary thing more than anything.”

Lisch had an uncharacteristic quiet game in the heavy defeat to Wollongong last week, putting up just six shots, but Redhage said it was up to Lisch’s teammates to get him the ball.

“He’s the best player in the league so we’ve got to get the ball in his hands,” Redhage said.

“We didn’t do that very well in Wollongong, especially in the first half.

“Just having the ball in his hands, even if he doesn’t take a shot, he’s going to draw so much attention and open things up for everyone else.

“That’s going to be something that we’re going to have to focus on.

“The onus is on the players. The coaches can’t get out there and pass the ball to Kev.”

Less than 1000 tickets remain on sale for the Wildcats’ first home game at Perth Arena on Friday week (Nov 16).

The club has signed a record number of members as part of its ‘Project 10k’ mission, with the tally passing 7000 this week.

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