Perth have sunk to their worst NBL run since 2005 after the Wildcats were humbled by Tasmania 85-77 to fall to their fifth consecutive defeat.

In a see-sawing contest at RAC Arena on Thursday, it was business as usual for star Bryce Cotton who shone with a game-high 26 points.

“It’s been 17 years since they lost 5 games in a row,” Ryan Daniels told Clairsy & Lisa on Friday.

“[They were] the Challenge Stadium years, where things were sort of drifting a little bit and needed resuscitating,” which they got when the late Jack Bendat threw the team a lifeline.

And while yeah, some wins would be great, it’s the crowds that the team needs more than ever – and not just for the morale.

At best, the Wildcats have been getting 12,000 maybe 13,000 spectators at some games, 11.5K at least.

“Last night was 9800,” Rhino deadpanned.

“If the Cats dip to a 7000 or 8000 crowd, they are haemorrhaging money because it costs a lot of money to play at RAC Arena – they need 10,000 people, minimum.”

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