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Weekend wrap: NBL – Round 2

AFTER a great opening week of the 2018/19 NBL season, Round 2 featured a number of exciting match-ups. Another thriller between Adelaide and Sydney, another dominant performance from the Perth Wildcats and a Grand Final rematch all headlined a big round.   Adelaide 36ers (106) defeated Sydney Kings (101) After a thriller between the two […]

Weekend previews: NBL – Round 2

SOME high quality basketball was on display last week, keeping fans glued to their seats as the National Basketball League (NBL) had upsets galore, among the longest NBL game in history going to quadruple overtime. This week includes a salivating Grand Final rematch and a few ex-players coming up against their old teams for the […]

Heal reflects on the greatest “forgotten” game in NBL history

By: Cameron Ross IN the 21 years that Shane Heal played professional basketball, he would remember at least a handful of games. His first game in the National Basketball League (NBL) for the Brisbane Bullets in 1988, his first game in the National Basketball Association (NBA) at Minnesota in 1996, the championship he won with […]

Young gun spotlight: NBL – Round 1

NBL young guns, Tohi Smith-Milner, Reuben Te Rangi, Melo Trimble and Harry Froling all got their seasons off to a good start in the opening round. We took a look at their performances over the weekend.   Cairns Taipans- #1 Melo Trimble Melo Trimble was not only the star of the young guns, but he […]

Taipans defy shooting inaccuracy to record opening round win

CAIRNS Taipans overcame great defensive pressure and uncontested errors in the second term to record an 18-point win over Brisbane Bullets on the weekend. The Bullets were fresh off a victory over the Breakers in New Zealand, but it was the away team that took home the points in this encounter as well, lead by […]

Weekend wrap: NBL – Round 1

A history-making game in Illawarra headlined an epic first round of National Basketball League (NBL) for the 2018/19 season. All but one away team walked away with a victory with plenty of fans watching on. The NBL smashed its Round 1 attendance record as 48,820 fans witnessed an exciting taste of what’s to come in […]

Gleeson praises Wildcats’ fight in win over 36ers

PERTH Wildcats coach, Trevor Gleeson has praised his chargers for their determination to hang tough against a resilient Adelaide 36ers to win away on the opening night of the season. Leading by seven points at the main break after being level at quarter time, the Wildcats were challenged by the 36ers, with the deficit cut […]

NBL x NBA 2018 Tour wrap

FOR the second consecutive year, the best basketball players Australia has to offer made their way to the United States to take on the best teams in the world. After the great success of last year, seven games were played across two weeks as both leagues prepare for a huge season ahead. Australian National Basketball […]

Weekend previews: NBL – Round 1

THE opening round of NBL will see plenty of new faces take to the court. We previewed what’s set to be a massive first round.   New Zealand Breakers v Brisbane Bullets Thursday, 5:20pm at Spark Arena The key match-up: Shea Ili v Jason Cadee Picked up as part of Brisbane’s rebuild, Cadee will look […]

2018/19 NBL Season Preview

THE 2018/19 National Basketball League (NBL) season is set to be the most exciting yet, with many big names taking to the court. We previewed each team in the lead-up to the highly anticipated season. Pic: Matt King – Getty Images ADELAIDE 36ERS The 36ers finished second last season and pushed Melbourne United all the […]

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