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.
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.
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 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.
Who’da thunk that Illawarra and Cairns would play in the highest-scoring game in the NBL so far this season? Also, something something unsportsmanlike foul rule.