Grand Final game 1 was just like the regular-season meetings between the Boomers and Fire: it was scrappy, it was close, and Townsville won. But don’t count out the Boomers just yet.
Melbourne United moves to the top of the table with their seventh straight win, while Adelaide is also on a roll and Perth deals Brisbane a potentially season-ending loss.
The semi-finals leave us with Townsville and Melbourne battling it out for the WNBL championship; Townsville are looking for their third title in four seasons, whilst Melbourne is looking to hoist the trophy for the first time since the 2010/2011 season, back when they were still Bulleen.
A quick update after this week’s Ozhoops Radio went live- Fox Sports had originally scheduled the WNBL Grand Final game on Saturday night for a 9:30pm (AEDT) replay on channel 503 after the NBL matches. They have now advertised that the game will be live from 7:30pm (AEDT) on channel 506. The replay is still… Read More Fox Sports does some shuffling, game 1 now live
This week! It’s WNBL Grand Final week and I preview game 1 of the championship series. Plus the NBL now has a definite top-four and a definite everyone-else; I review week 13’s games and gloat about my tipping.
Again this series was won by the lower seed, leading a few people to question whether the away-home-home format- the lower seed plays first- is optimal given the huge advantage the lower seed gets from winning game 1. (The argument in favour is that no matter what, if the higher seed wins the series, they… Read More Post-series thoughts: Sydney Uni v Townsville
“The most significant event in the Perth/Melbourne series might have happened the week before.”
The Fire and the Flames, between them, have won the last three WNBL championships. After meeting in last year’s semi-finals, the two teams will do battle again in a three-game series starting on Thursday night.
This week! Apparently, there’s a men’s national basketball league now! How quaint! But I’ll spend most of the episode discussing the WNBL, where it’s playoff time. We sum up the final round of the regular season and preview the two semi-final series.
The irresistible force (Perth’s offence) meets the immovable object (Melbourne’s defence) in the first semi-final series starting on Wednesday.