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NBL Round 9 review: Taipans and 36ers cause upsets to shake up ladder

THE ninth round of National Basketball League (NBL) games saw the matchup of two young up and coming American stars do battle across the Tasman, whereas Sydney further established themselves at the top of the table with an impressive performance against Melbourne United. The South East Melbourne Phoenix regained third spot in the standings and […]

NBL Round 7 review: Largest NBL attendance record broken as top three bridge gap on rest

THE NBL’s Rivalry Round exhibited close results from Friday to Sunday with Melbourne United getting the one-point Throwdown victory over the Phoenix and with LaMelo Ball Illawarra was able to gather the largest attendance record at NBL game in history, travelling to Sydney for the first time against Andrew Bogut and his Kings. We also […]

2019/20 NBL preview: SE Melbourne Phoenix vs Adelaide 36ers

The NBL’s Rivalry Round concludes tonight in Melbourne as the Phoenix host the 36ers at Melbourne Arena. With both teams coming off narrow defeats during their weekend games, the two sides will be looking for a positive outcome this evening. The South East Melbourne Phoenix who came up a point short against their cross-town rivals […]

2019/20 NBL weekend preview: Round 7 – Throwdown III to light up Melbourne

WITH one game down and still plenty of action to come over the weekend, we preview Round 7 of the National Basketball League (NBL), with a wrap-up of these games and preview of the final game of the round on Monday. MELBOURNE UNITED v. SOUTH EAST MELBOURNE PHOENIX Saturday, November 16, 5.30pm Melbourne Arena In […]

NBL 2019/20 Weekend Preview: Round 6

MELBOURNE United will be looking to continue their recent good form when they start Round 6 off with a road trip to New Zealand. We take a look at the six games across the weekend. NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS vs MELBOURNE UNITED Thursday, November 7, 5.30pm Spark Arena The round opens with the Breakers and United […]

NBL Round 5 review: Long turns it on for United as they end Kings’ undefeated reign

SHAWN Long and his Melbourne United teammates ended Sydney Kings’ reign as the only undefeated side in the competition, producing a thrilling 107-104 win in the final game of the National Basketball League (NBL) competition on Monday night. Long rocketed to the top of the Draft Central Medal with five votes from his two games, […]

NBL Round 4 review: United strikes as Taipans emerge as wildcards

THE Sydney Kings are the only team to remain undefeated in season 2019/2020 with South East Melbourne Phoenix suffering their first loss of the year after their dominant start. On the other hand, Melbourne United got on the board with their first win of the season. New Zealand Breakers (103) defeated Illawarra Hawks (72) The […]

NBL 2019/20 Weekend preview: Round 4 – Huge round of action with plenty of double-ups

ROUND 4 of the NBL brings plenty of action with eight games set to be played from Thursday to Monday. Melbourne United are yet to register a win this season while the Kings and Phoenix will be searching to keep their unbeaten streak alive. NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS v. ILLAWARRA HAWKS Thursday, October 24 5:30pm It […]

NBL Round 3 review: Bogut steps up as Kings go outright top

IT was another big round of NBL action with South-East Melbourne Phoenix notching up their third consecutive win while it went down to the wire in the grand final rematch with Perth Wildcats clenching the game in the dying seconds. Sydney Kings (96) defeated New Zealand Breakers (91) In the first match of the round […]

2019/20 NBL Team of the Week: Round 2

FOUR National Basketball League (NBL) players have backed up their Round 1 efforts to make it two consecutive Draft Central Team of the Week nominations. Perth Wildcats’ guard Bryce Cotton and South East Melbourne Phoenix’s Mitch Creek returned to the starting squad in our Team of the Week, while Brisbane Bullets’ Lamar Patterson and Sydney […]

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