The Rockingham Flames have lost a crucial game on the road to the Stirling Senators 105-87.
Stirling's win opens up a four point gap between themselves in sixth and the Flames in seventh position.
Wildcat Greg Hire top scored for Rockingham with 26-points.
Earlier in the night the Flames women's side lost a thriller 72-69 and just hold onto third spot on the women's SBL standings.
With just three rounds to go Rockingham are two-points clear of the fourth place team Kalamunda Eastern Suns.