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Crawford carries Tasmania to first title

A SCORING masterclass from Jordan Crawford helped deliver the Tasmania JackJumpers to their maiden National Basketball League (NBL) championship, defeating Melbourne United by two points on Sunday afternoon. The JackJumpers travelled to Melbourne to take on United at John Cain Arena in a fifth and final game of the 2024 NBL Championship Series, with proceedings […]

NBL Championship Series | How it was won – Melbourne United

GAME one of the 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) Championship Series saw Melbourne United snag an emphatic 23-point win over the Tasmania JackJumpers at John Cain Arena on Sunday afternoon. After a tight start to the match for the first quarter and a half, United broke away on the eve of half time, and ensured […]

PREVIEW | 2023/24 NBL Championship Series – Game One

JUST two teams remain in the battle for the 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) championship, with Melbourne United set to take on the Tasmania JackJumpers in the final matchup of the postseason. The Championship Series kicks off on Sunday afternoon, with the best of five series set to determine the season’s victor. With the minor […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cotton crowned MVP for fourth time

NOW likely the greatest import in National Basketball League (NBL) history, Bryce Cotton secured his fourth Andrew Gaze Trophy for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the competition’s awards night on Monday. The Andrew Gaze Awards crowned the best performers in a number of categories, and Cotton led the way with the league’s highest individual […]

United closer to locking in top spot

MELBOURNE United need just one more win to secure first position with as many rounds remaining in the National Basketball League (NBL), after defeating the New Zealand Breakers at John Cain Arena on Sunday afternoon. United were out to continue their winning form following their Round 18 win over the South East Melbourne Phoenix. Meanwhile, […]

NBL | Stats Central – Round 18

THERE is not much time left in the National Basketball League (NBL) season for the 2023/24 fixture, and Round 18 showcased just how important the remaining games are. Despite some big names of the competition missing through injury, there were still some cracking performances as each player fights to keep their side in contention for […]

NBL | Stats Central – Round 17

ROUND 17 of the 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) season has wrapped, and there was a lot to take out of one of the final weekends of the fixture. With every team still a chance of qualifying for the postseason, each game held heavy significance in the context of the finals race. It resulted in […]

NBL | Ones to Watch – Round 17

ROUND 17 of the National Basketball League (NBL)’s 2023/24 season kicked off on Thursday night, igniting what should be an exciting weekend of action. The amount of games remaining until the standings are sealed continues to decrease, with each matchup bringing a significant level of importance for each team’s postseason aspirations. Remarkable, every side can […]

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