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McVeigh madness sends Tassie to brink of history

ON the biggest stage, Jack McVeigh delivered one of the biggest moments in National Basketball League (NBL) history, sinking a half-court shot to lead the Tasmania JackJumpers past Melbourne United to move within one game of the Championship. With the game on the line, in the dying stages, McVeigh pulled up from 35 feet out […]

JackJumpers back in the hunt after tense win

THE 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) Championship Series is tied at one game apiece, after the Tasmania JackJumpers overcame a big deficit to defeat Melbourne United at John Cain Arena on Friday night. In front of a fired up crowd, the JackJumpers rallied from 15 points down to claim a narrow five-point win in an […]

United land first blow with game one blowout

THE National Basketball League (NBL) Championship Series for the 2023/24 season began on Sunday afternoon, with Melbourne United securing a 23-point win over the Tasmania JackJumpers at John Cain Arena. The first of a best of five series saw United take a 1-0 lead in the deciding series, delivering a dominant performance and leaving Tasmania […]

Southside storms to title with big game three win

THE Southside Flyers are the 2023/24 Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) champions, defeating the Perth Lynx 2-1 in the Grand Final Series over the past week. The series went to game three after both teams picked up a win in the first two outings, setting up a tantalising clash at Melbourne Sports Centre in Parkville […]

Russell’s ridiculous buzzer-beater forces game three

THE Southside Flyers have kept their season alive in the 2023/24 Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) Grand Final, after Mercedes Russell sank a game-winner at the buzzer to defeat the Perth Lynx in game two on Thursday night. In a finals series that continues to deliver a plethora of twists and turns, the Flyers conquered […]

Battle of the Bass Strait as Melbourne and Tassie advance

THE biggest night in recent memory in the National Basketball League (NBL) lived up to the hype, with Melbourne United and the Tasmania JackJumpers booking a spot in the deciding series after claiming wins in their respective game threes. Both semi-final series went to deciding games, which took place in consecutive fashion in a massive […]

Decider double locked in as Jackies force game three

PERHAPS the most exciting night of action in the 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) season looms on Wednesday, with back-to-back game threes after the Tasmania JackJumpers defeated the Illawarra Hawks to keep the semi-final series alive. After falling by eight points in game one, the JackJumpers needed to win at MyState Bank Arena on Monday […]

Sensational series continues as Hawks force game three

FOR the second time in two games, the National Basketball League (NBL) semi-final series between the Illawarra Hawks and Melbourne United went to overtime, but this time it was the former that emerged five-point winners. In another classic encounter, WIN Entertainment Centre erupted on multiple occasions as the home side forced an extra period on […]

Pinder powers Perth past JackJumpers in game one

A BLISTERING shooting performance from big man Keanu Pinder helped the Perth Wildcats to an eight-point win over the Tasmania JackJumpers in game one of their semi-final series at RAC Arena on Friday night. With many of his teammates struggling to make an impact on the offensive end, Pinder was the difference, knocking down timely […]

Veteran and youngster Unite Melbourne for comeback win

GAME one of the first National Basketball League (NBL) semi-final series saw Melbourne United erase a 16-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Illawarra Hawks by nine points in overtime on Thursday night. The crowd at John Cain Arena was treated to a magnificent match, with the home side storming home in the final seven […]

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