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NBL set to kick off historic first play-in

THURSDAY NIGHT will see the NBL hold its first ever play-in tournament, with four teams fighting for two spots in the finals. Introduced by the NBA in 2020, the play-in tournament will allow the teams placed third to sixth will play off to determine who is locked into third and fourth to take on the […]

NBL End of Season Stats Wrap

THE REGULAR season fixture of the NBL wrapped over the weekend, with the race for the finals concluding in dramatic fashion in the final match of the weekend. Season 2022/23 had plenty of excitement, from close finishes and clutch performances, to big wins and dominant individual outings. Whether it was local or imported talent, there […]

King of the NBL, Cooks claims MVP

TUESDAY night saw the National Basketball League (NBL) Awards night take place, with Sydney Kings superstar Xavier Cooks claiming the league’s highest individual honour – the Andrew Gaze Trophy for the Most Valuable Player. Cooks was the favourite all season long, having been the best player on the best side in the competition, and although […]

Final six locked in after thrilling conclusion

THE NBL wrapped up the 2022/23 home and away season with a nail-biting final round, with the finals and play-in tournament now cemented after the weekend’s results. Round 18 of the season had plenty of drama as almost every match had finals implications with a number of sides competing for a play-in or top two […]

NBL Team of the Week – Round 17

THE PENULTIMATE Round of the NBL has wrapped, and before we head into the final week of play before the play-in, there were plenty of exciting performances to recognise over the past seven days. Round 17 saw some big scores from the league’s big guns, as the stars of the competition took over in what […]

Crucial round looms to wrap up NBL season

THE National Basketball League (NBL) season has reached the last round before the postseason, wrapping up an extremely entertaining campaign across 2022 and 2023. As is the case with every season, the final round will have plenty of say in how the finals structure looks in the coming weeks. The path forward is even more […]

Trio of stars announced as MVP finalists

WITH the NBL season in the twilight of the 2022/23 fixture, the year’s best performers have been recognised with the finalists for the league’s individual awards announced this morning. There is just one round remaining after the conclusion of tonight’s game, so the bulk of the sample size is in for the strongest players and […]

NBL Team of the Week – Round 16

ROUND 16 of the NBL has wrapped and there were some big scores across the courts as some of the league’s best bucket getters fired their side to victory, while others performed admirably in defeat. In a round of upsets, there were some forgotten players that managed to pop up for some impressive performances. With […]

Creek cracks Tassie in timely triumph

HEADING into Round 16, the SEM Phoenix were under all sorts of pressure, but a terrific performance from Mitch Creek has led them to an 11-point win against the Tasmania JackJumpers at MyState Bank Arena on Wednesday night. The Phoenix entered the match on a bit of a form slump, and had dropped to seventh […]

NBL Standouts – Round 14

IN ONE of the highest-scoring weekends of the entire NBL season, there was no shortage of strong individual performances as Round 14 took place around the country. Most teams appeared to be firing on all cylinders with plenty of big guns firing in some back-and-forth contests from a scoring perspective. Points totals were at a […]

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