Jas
Two weeks ago

Finals dates

Game 1 FRIDAY
Game 2 SUNDAY

Have the other dates been released yet?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

No

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Not yet but the NBL must want a low standard series if they're spacing games on opposite coasts less than 48 hours apart.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

5 games in 9 days apparently

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Any word yet on if the all the grand final games will be on free to air TV? Going to be a real shame if its not, would be some great exposure for the league.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

There is no 9/Go logos on the NBL page yet like there was for the semis so I guess nothing had been negotiated yet but I hope it happens.

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

Not having dates locked in at this stage is pathetic. Assumed yesterday that it would depend on who won the other series but apparently not.

I have a few commitments coming up and if I'm going to have to miss out I'd rather know sooner than later.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

let's see what should be higher priority at the moment. giving the league some time to negotiate with channel 9 for possible free to air broadcast of the grand final series. or letting kober plan his meal times 8 days in advance instead of 7 days in advance?

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

If negotiating a TV deal is so important they should have done it earlier.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

yes satisfying your ocd should be top of the nbl priority list!!

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Perth Wilburs  
Two weeks ago

I reckon it'll be Friday, Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.

Perth Melbourne Perth Melbourne Perth

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"I reckon it'll be Friday, Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.

Perth Melbourne Perth Melbourne Perth"

Yeah I'm thinking the same. Wednesday will be a bit of an odd fixture considering its not a usual time slot, but it'll allow the momentum of the series to continue through the week. I think it'll be a 4 or 5 game series so it should mean the deciding game is played on a Friday or Sunday which i like.

Friday/Sunday/Thursday/Saturday/Monday runs the risk of the championship being won on a Monday which i don't really like and think it'll hurt attendance and viewers.

Friday/Sunday/Friday/Sunday/Friday(or Saturday) makes the fixture pretty ideal for attendance and viewing but could feel like it's drag out too long and lose momentum and interest.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I also forgot to add that a perk of Friday/Sunday/Friday/Sunday/Friday(or Saturday) is that players would get more rest and hopefully put on a better display of basketball. The other 2 runs the risk of players just being knackered.

Going to be interesting to see what fixturing they go with.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

I reckon it'll be Friday, Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.

Perth Melbourne Perth Melbourne Perth

It's only logical which means it probably won't happen which would suck.

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AngusH  
Two weeks ago

Given the tight schedule I actually think Per-Per-Mel-Mel-Per is worth considering.

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KET  
Two weeks ago

I'm very confused,
I was reliably informed by the Perth fan base that Perth wouldn’t be making a finals of any sorts.

There needs to be a Royal Commission looking into this.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I don't think it matters what night of the week game 5 happens because in Perth it will sell out regardless. On TV it needs to avoid clashing with MAFS if it wants the huge bogan demographic to tune in.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"Given the tight schedule I actually think Per-Per-Mel-Mel-Per is worth considering."

I think so too but game 1 and 2 are already locked in for Per-Mel

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

"I was reliably informed by the Perth fan base that Perth wouldn't be making a finals of any sorts"

Huh?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Does anyone really care. Effectively 6 teams worth of fans will be switched off and watching something more interesting. All getting boring now. Yawn

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

I also forgot to add that a perk of Friday/Sunday/Friday/Sunday/Friday(or Saturday) is that players would get more rest and hopefully put on a better display of basketball. The other 2 runs the risk of players just being knackered.

I agree. That first schedule guess of 5 games + 4 cross country flights in 10 days is insane IMO. It's not going to produce anything near optimum quality basketball. Just Fri-Sun to start the series is bad enough. I would hope that game 3 isn't before the Thursday.

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Hogwash  
Two weeks ago

Something tells me it won't just be Shane Heal getting a woody over Melbourne winning I'm sure supporters of any team outside WA will be cheering for Melbourne.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Everyone cheering for Perth's opponent has pretty much been a given ever since NZ stopped being a powerhouse, so yeah I don't see why that would suddenly change this week.

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LV  
Two weeks ago

What a series.

The greatest franchise vs the greatest city.

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LV  
Two weeks ago

For most of the NBLs history there has been a Melbourne team competing for the championship most years.

Wildcats are one of the most amazing success stories of Australian sport, on and off the court. Many of us begrudgingly admit that, but it's true.

In other words, this is the greatest basketball matchup. Sydney were only a team of stars thrown together

Gleeson and Vickerman won the last 5 championships between them

This is the past two champions playing off

2 of their 4 games went to OT. 3 of the 4 went to the final 15 seconds.

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Jas  
Two weeks ago

if it goes to game 4 i don't think it will be a Friday night because during last year's finals the club copped a lot of criticism for having a game on a Friday and the clash with junior basketball. This year there were no Friday night games during the season.

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Perth Wilburs  
Two weeks ago

1029pm AEDT game 1 Friday

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Hopefully the change in tip off time is something to do with a TV deal

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Game 2 now has a 9 GO! logo next to the Fox Sports one on the NBL website, FWIW

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Wow we get a game at 7:30pm local time instead of too early times pandering to the east for once.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I bet it is still pandering to the east in some form. channel 9 probably has some re runs that they want to show until 10pm before they're willing to use their airtime for basketball.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Correct.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

From Wildcats Twitter

GRAND FINAL UPDATE

G1: 7.20pm Friday at RAC Arena
G2: 11.50am Sunday at Melbourne Arena on @9Go
G3: 7.35pm Friday 15 March at RAC Arena
G4: 11.20am Sunday 17 March at Melbourne Arena on @9Go*
G5: TBC at RAC Arena*

*if required

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Thumbs up from me.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Nice.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

First 4 games all on free to air tv

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Perthworld wrong again about pandering to the east. What a surprise

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

First 4 games all on free to air tv

Which is great, though note that some FTA games won't be shown live into Adelaide & Brisbane.

Article on NBL.com.au


Game 1 - Perth v Melbourne, Friday 8th March, RAC Arena
Melbourne – 9Go! 10pm - Live
Sydney - 9Go! 10pm - Live
Perth – 9GEM 7pm - Live
Brisbane – 9Go! 10pm -Delayed
Adelaide – 9Go! 10pm - Delayed
Fox Sports 507 - Live


Game 2 – Melbourne v Perth, Sunday 10th March, Melbourne Arena
Melbourne – 9Go! 2.30pm -Live
Sydney - 9Go! 2.30pm - Live
Brisbane – 9Go! 1.30pm - Live
Adelaide – 9Go! 2.00pm - Live
Perth – 9Go! 11.30am -Live
Fox Sports 507 - Live


Game 3 – Perth v Melbourne, Friday 15th March, RAC Arena
Melbourne – 9Go! 10.15pm -Live
Sydney - 9Go! 10.15pm - Live
Perth – 9GEM 7.15pm - Live
Brisbane – 9Go! 10.15pm - Delayed
Adelaide – 9Go! 10.15pm - Delayed
Fox Sports 503 - Live


Game 4 – Melbourne v Perth, Sunday 17th March, Melbourne Arena (if required)
Melbourne – 9Go! 2.00pm - Live
Sydney - 9Go! 2.00pm - Live
Brisbane – 9Go! 1.00pm - Live
Adelaide – 9Go! 1.30pm - Live
Perth – 9Go! 11.00am - Live
Fox Sports 503 - Live


Tip-off times will be 20 minutes after broadcast starts. Details for game five - if required - will be confirmed soon.

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

So a later than usual Friday tipoff, then an earlier than usual Sunday tipoff on the other side of the country?

As long as game five isn't on the Thursday that schedule works for me though, thankfully.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

KR Friday "cough"

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

All games on a weekend (ok Friday night is still technically a week night but you get my point) - excellent

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Noticed in Perth some games on 9Gem instead of 9Go. What would be the reason for that and is Gem more widely watched?

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

KR Friday "cough"
What?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

KR you asked for not Thursday. I may alluded that it WILL be Friday. Sorry if I wasn't clear.

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

I would certainly expect it to be Friday based on the schedule for the other four. Gotta be a reason it's still TBC though.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Because right now it isn' required

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

It won't ever be required. United to win in 4.

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koberulz  
Two weeks ago

Game four isn't required either, it's still scheduled.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Well with a proposed date of 22nd it's vital at this stage is it

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Here's one for the stats gurus - when was the last time a live TV game tipped off this late? I can't remember watching a game at the traditional 7:30pm tipoff here in Perth for maybe at least a decade?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Last Thursday?

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

That was 7:20pm :P

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

And if you practical with game 4 only 48 hours after game 3 it's probably more critical that it’s announced compared to a game a week later.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

How come they moved it back half an hour? Is there something important on at that time?

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