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NBL vs European

A little research I did about games of NBL teams vs European basketball clubs.
It's not easy to find this data and alot of games are missing. Others have no results
I included just games vs clubs and not national teams all stars etc.
I'll appreciate if you will tell me about games I didn't mention or complete the missing data.
(Sorry for my English, it's not my first language)
APRIL- Tour of Cibona Zagreb in Australia
Cibona Zagreb (Yugoslavia/Croatia) 110 -Bankstown Bruins 91
Cibona Zagreb 95- Illawarra Hawks 93
Cibona Zagreb 90- Canberra Cannons 87
May Tour of Jugoplastika Split in Australia
St. Kilda Saints win over Jugoplastika Split (Yugoslavia/Croatia) Result unknown
Canberra Cannons win over Jugoplastika Split Result unknown
WICB Championships crystal palace basketball tournament London England
3.1 crystal palace (England) 100- Coburg Giants 71
Intercontinental cup
27.6 St. Kilda Saints 100- Maccabi Tel aviv (Israel) 97
3.7 Real Madrid (Spain) 138- St. Kilda Saints 103
July- tour of Partizan Belgrade in Australia
Illawarra Hawks 102-Partizan Belgrade (Yugoslavia/serbia) 92
Partizan Belgrade 81- Newcasle Falcons 75
Canberra Cannons 93- Partizan Belgrade 86
Tour of Budućnost Titograd in Australia
10.5 Budućnost (Yugoslavia/Montenegro) 95- Illawarra Hawks 91
11.5 Newcasle Falcons 86- Budućnost 80
16.5 Geelong Cats 87- Budućnost 80
August September- Tour of Canberra Cannons in Malaysia and Singapore
Estudiantes Madrid (Spain) 82- Canberra Cannons 80
Canberra Cannons 78- Estudiantes Madrid 59
Estudiantes Madrid 87- Canberra Cannons 69
According a newspaper article Melbourne Tigers played in Melbourne vs Bosna Sarajevo (Yugoslavia/Bosnia) in June. I didn't find any result, maybe Bosna had more game vs NBL teams at this tour.
Haarlem basketball week Holland
27.12 Den Helder (Holland) 69- Brisnane Bullets 67
29.12 Zalgiris Kaunas (USSR/Lithuania) 114- Brisnane Bullets 83
2.1 Šibenka (Yugoslavia/Croatia) 80- Brisnane Bullets 75
4.1 Brisnane Bullets 93-Waart (Holland) 86
During October-November Soviet-Latvian team Vef Riga had an Australian tour. According to what I found in archived press they played vs local all stars and minor leagues' teams but I didn't find all their games, and its sounds strange that basketball team of this grade didn't played vs NBL team even once
Haarlem basketball week Holland
27.12 Den Bosch (Holland) 79- Adelaide Sixers 66
28.12 Adelaide Sixers 75- Hapoel Eilat (Israel) 70
Tour of Zalgiris Kaunas in Australia
2.3 South East Melbourne Magic 110- Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania) 101
5.3 Hobart Devils 99- Zalgiris Kaunas 93
6.3 Adelaide Sixers 117- Zalgiris Kaunas 108
12.3 Zalgiris Kaunas 120- Newcasle Falcons 115
14.3 Zalgiris Kaunas 132- Townsville suns 118
McDonald's Championship, London (England)
21.10 Perth wildcats 93-Real Madrid (Spain) 86
According an archived site Victoria titans had an European tour of 11 games in september results Unknown
2.9 Laško (Slovenia) 100-Townsville crocodiles 72
(Probably part of crocs' tour to Europe, but I didn't find other results)
Tour of Rytas Vilnius to Australia in september
Sydney Kings 102- Rytas Vilnius (Lithuania) 101
Sydney Kings 98- Rytas Vilnius 96
8.9 Canberra Cannons 117- Rytas Vilnius 112
12.9 Rytas Vilnius 121- West Sydney razorbacks 117
13.9 Rytas Vilnius 113- Wollongong hawks 92
Rytas Vilnius 100- Wollongong hawks 98
Cba-Euroleague challenge- China
30.9 Cska Moscow (Russia) 71- Sydney Kings 62
1.10 Sydney Kings 82- Benetton Treviso 75
Lu'An Invitational China
12.8 Melbourne Tigers 98-CB Axarquía (Spain 2)92
13.8 New Zeland breakers 75- CB Axarquía 73
Beijing Basketball Festival (China)
28.8 Alba Berlin 84 - Cairns Taipans 67
Longgang International Men's Basketball Challenge (China)
8.9 Adelaide 36ers 96- OKK Belgrade (Serbia) 56
Intercontinental Cup Basketball Challenge (China)
16.8 BC Prienai (Lithuania)89- Adelaide 36ers 64
Seri Mutiara Cup (Malaysia)
6.10 Illawarra Hawks 87-Partizan Belgrade B (Serbia) 52

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Great research. I'm sure the NBL would be happy to fill in the blanks since you've done the bulk of the work already.

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It's probably only the last few seasons of any relevance though. Imo the nbl top sides from last season would compete well in most leagues including the stronger leagues. The top ten euro sides probably better but not much in it other than money. There budgets of the top sides are four and fives times that of the nbl.

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