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2019/20 NBL Semi-final 3 preview: Perth Wildcats vs. Cairns Taipans

WITH the series at one game apiece for two of the highest scoring offences in the league, Game 3 of the Wildcats/Taipans series goes back to RAC Arena on Thursday night and the Cotton/Machado MVP conversation can finally be laid to rest for this season. The opening game of the series went Perth’s way by […]

2019/20 NBL Semi-final 3 preview: Sydney Kings vs. Melbourne United

FOLLOWING their fourth quarter disintegration back in Game 1, nobody expected the retaliation that Melbourne United was going to release upon a visiting Sydney Kings side at Melbourne Arena in Game 2. A retaliation so severe that one might ask, “how are Sydney meant to bounce back from this?” Moving on from their monumental 45-point […]

NBL Semi-final review 2: United destroy Kings in record-breaking night

MELBOURNE United has forced historians to pour through the history books after an unbelievable performance in the second of a best-of-three semi-finals series against the Sydney Kings. United not only broke finals records, but season ones as well, with the home side winning by a whopping 45 points – the most ever recorded in the […]

NBL Semi-final reviews: Wildcats and Taipans exchange blows, set up for wild Game Three

AFTER an A-grade first two games in this season’s semi-final matchup between the Perth Wildcats and the Cairns Taipans, we look forward to what will be an intense final game between two of the top offensive sides in the league. Here were the series of events that occurred over the weekend during a turbulent first […]

2019/20 NBL Semi-final 2 preview: Melbourne United vs. Sydney Kings

MELBOURNE United will be ruing their last quarter stumble less than two days ago in their best-of-three series against the Kings, and as a result are down to their final chance as they host their New South Wales rivals at Melbourne Arena. Despite leading by as much as 16 against the minor premiers with less […]

NBL Semi Final review: Kings overrun United in a Game 1 thriller

GAME 1 of the National Basketball League (NBL) clash between the Kings and United lived up to the hype with Sydney showing who’s boss in an enthralling encounter. Sydney Kings (86) defeated Melbourne United (80) Despite facing a side that has only lost at home twice this season, Melbourne United was not going to lay […]

Melbourne-Sydney rivalry continues with grand final spot on the line

WITH the regular season done and dusted, there is no better way to start the playoffs with a classic Melbourne-Sydney rivalry in one semi-final. Every Kings fan still remembers when their head coach, Will Weaver ‘lost his cool’ at the officials, getting himself ejected when these two juggernauts played each other in early November. To […]

2019/20 NBL Semi-final 1 preview: Perth Wildcats vs. Cairns Taipans

TO tip off the NBL 2020 semi-finals, the Perth Wildcats face off with the Cairns Taipans in what will be a thrilling back and forth. The Wildcats who are ranked second with a 19 and nine record, have the Taipans (16-12) to thank for two of those losses, although the Wildcats eventually took down the […]

Upon reflection: Nathan Crosswell

ONE of the most durable players in National Basketball League (NBL) history, Nathan Crosswell holds a formidable track record when it comes to basketball success. Enduring stints at the Victoria Titans, Victoria Giants, Melbourne Tigers and the Adelaide 36ers just to name a few, the new NBL1 head coach of the Southern Sabres certainly has […]

2019/20 NBL Team of the Week: Round 20

TWO teams fighting over fourth spot in the final round earned multiple Draft Central National Basketball League (NBL) Team of the Week player nominations for Round 20. Both Brisbane Bullets (three) and Melbourne United (two) had multiple players in our team for the final round of the season, while five other sides – those in […]

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