2007–08 NBL season

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2007–08 NBL season
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League National Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Duration 19 September 2007 – 16 February 2008
20 February 2008 – 1 March 2008 (Finals)
5 – 14 March 2008 (Grand Finals)
Number of teams 13
TV partner(s) (Live) (Highlights)
Regular season
Top seed Sydney Kings
Season MVP Chris Anstey
Finals
Champions Melbourne Tigers
  Runners-up Sydney Kings
Finals MVP Chris Anstey
NBL seasons

The 2007–08 NBL season was the 30th season of competition since its establishment in 1979. On 21 November 2006, the Gold Coast Blaze joined the league, expanding it to 13 teams.[1]

2007–08 league participants[edit]

Team Region CEO Coach Home ground Capacity
Adelaide 36ers SA Mal Hemmerling Phil Smyth Distinctive Homes Dome 8,000
Brisbane Bullets QLD Jeff Van Groningen Joey Wright Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 4,000
Cairns Taipans QLD Denis Keeffe Alan Black Cairns Convention Centre 5,300
Gold Coast Blaze QLD David Claxton Brendan Joyce Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre 5,269
Melbourne Tigers VIC Seamus McPeake Alan Westover State Hockey Netball Centre 3,500
New Zealand Breakers NZL Richard Clarke Andrej Lemanis North Shore Events Centre 4,400
Perth Wildcats WA Nick Marvin Scott Fisher Challenge Stadium 4,500
Singapore Slingers SIN Bob Turner Gordon McLeod Singapore Indoor Stadium 12,000
South Dragons VIC Ryan Gardiner Shane Heal Vodafone Arena 10,500
Sydney Kings NSW Garry Hudson Brian Goorjian Sydney Entertainment Centre 10,517
Townsville Crocodiles QLD Ian Smythe Trevor Gleeson Townsville Entertainment Centre 5,257
West Sydney Razorbacks NSW Darren Drysdale Rob Beveridge State Sports Centre 5,006
Wollongong Hawks NSW Eric Cooks WIN Entertainment Centre 6,000

Pre-season transactions[edit]

Player Recruited from Signed by
Larry Abney Townsville Crocodiles Cairns Taipans
Adam Ballinger Wollongong Hawks Adelaide 36ers
David Barlow Sydney Kings Melbourne Tigers
Stephen Black Brisbane Bullets Cairns Taipans
Mark Bradtke Brisbane Bullets Retired[2]
Brad Davidson Singapore Slingers Adelaide 36ers
Casey Frank Wollongong Hawks Gold Coast Blaze
Kavossy Franklin South Dragons Wollongong Hawks
Cortez Groves Wollongong Hawks South Dragons
Brad Hill Adelaide 36ers South Dragons
Nick Horvath Adelaide 36ers South Dragons
Nathan Jawai Australian Institute of Sport Cairns Taipans[3]
Ryan Kersten University of New Mexico New Zealand Breakers
Alex Loughton Gandía BA (LEB Spain) Perth Wildcats[4]
Luke Martin Cairns Taipans South Dragons
Ben Melmeth Singapore Slingers Gold Coast Blaze
Scott McGregor West Sydney Razorbacks Gold Coast Blaze
Brad Newley Townsville Crocodiles Adelaide 36ers
Ben Pepper New Zealand Breakers Townsville Crocodiles
Anthony Petrie Canberra Gunners (ABA) West Sydney Razorbacks[5]
Tony Rampton Wollongong Hawks West Sydney Razorbacks
Tony Ronaldson Perth Wildcats New Zealand Breakers
Bradley Sheridan Sydney Kings Townsville Crocodiles
Anthony Stewart Cairns Taipans Retired[6]
  • Unless stated otherwise the source for the above information is the NBL article "Movers and Shakers"[7]

Sponsors[edit]

Team Major sponsor
Adelaide 36ers ABC Learning Centres
Brisbane Bullets Virgin Blue
Cairns Taipans Skytrans Airlines
Gold Coast Blaze none
Melbourne Tigers Aust Tiger
New Zealand Breakers Harvey Norman
Perth Wildcats Saville Australia
Singapore Slingers CLSA
South Dragons Crazy John's
Sydney Kings Firepower
Townsville Crocodiles McDonald's
West Sydney Razorbacks Westbus
Wollongong Hawks IMB

Apparel[edit]

Team Provider Home colour Away colour
Adelaide 36ers ISC Blue White
Brisbane Bullets Hoop2Hoop Royal Blue White
Cairns Taipans Kombat Orange White
Gold Coast Blaze ISC Sky Blue White
Melbourne Tigers Kombat Red Yellow
New Zealand Breakers Sport and Uniform Black White
Perth Wildcats ISC Red White
Singapore Slingers ISC Red Gold
South Dragons Kombat Black White
Sydney Kings ISC Purple White
Townsville Crocodiles Kombat Green White
West Sydney Razorbacks Soul Sports Navy Blue White
Wollongong Hawks Kombat Red White

Regular season[edit]

The home and away season took place over 22 rounds between 19 September 2007 and 16 February 2008 with finals starting 20 February 2008

Round 1[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
19 September Gold Coast Blaze 105–115 Brisbane Bullets Gold Coast Convention Centre 4,137[8] box score report
19 September West Sydney Razorbacks 114–116 Townsville Crocodiles State Sports Centre 1,860 box score report
19 September Singapore Slingers 94–117 Melbourne Tigers Singapore Indoor Stadium 3,200 box score report
20 September New Zealand Breakers 90–95 Cairns Taipans North Shore Events Centre 2,000 box score report
21 September Adelaide 36ers 108–101 Wollongong Hawks Distinctive Homes Dome 4,126 box score report
22 September South Dragons 106–116 West Sydney Razorbacks Vodafone Arena 3,129 box score report
22 September Cairns Taipans 99–75 Townsville Crocodiles Cairns Convention Centre box score report
22 September Melbourne Tigers 100–88 Wollongong Hawks State Netball and Hockey Centre 2,753 box score report
23 September Perth Wildcats 112–80 Singapore Slingers Challenge Stadium 4,000 box score report
23 September Sydney Kings 88–79 Gold Coast Blaze Sydney Entertainment Centre 3,951 box score report

Round 2[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
26 September Townsville Crocodiles 78–85 Sydney Kings Townsville Entertainment Centre 4,500 box score report
26 September Singapore Slingers 93–99 Gold Coast Blaze Singapore Indoor Stadium 1,300 box score report
28 September Wollongong Hawks 88–113 Brisbane Bullets WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
28 September Adelaide 36ers 85–101 Melbourne Tigers Distinctive Homes Dome 4,400 box score report
29 September West Sydney Razorbacks 108–95 Perth Wildcats State Sports Centre 2,234 box score report
29 September Cairns Taipans 88–72 Gold Coast Blaze Cairns Convention Centre 3,949 box score report

Round 3[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
2 October Singapore Slingers 101–86 Townsville Crocodiles Singapore Indoor Stadium 1,300 box score report
3 October South Dragons 81–97 Perth Wildcats Vodafone Arena 3,952 box score report
4 October New Zealand Breakers 96–104 West Sydney Razorbacks North Shore Events Centre box score report
5 October Brisbane Bullets 116–107 Perth Wildcats Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
5 October Wollongong Hawks 84–89 Cairns Taipans WIN Entertainment Centre 2,898 box score report
6 October Sydney Kings 92–85 Cairns Taipans Sydney Entertainment Centre 4,224 box score report
6 October Gold Coast Blaze 90–96 Melbourne Tigers Gold Coast Convention Centre box score report
6 October Townsville Crocodiles 84–113 Brisbane Bullets Townsville Entertainment Centre 4,549 box score report
6 October Adelaide 36ers 115–108 South Dragons Distinctive Homes Dome 4,959 box score report

Round 4[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
10 October Cairns Taipans 82–99 Melbourne Tigers Cairns Convention Centre 3,843 box score report
10 October Perth Wildcats 95–91 Adelaide 36ers Challenge Stadium 4,200 box score report
11 October New Zealand Breakers 98–97 Townsville Crocodiles North Shore Events Centre box score report
12 October Wollongong Hawks 132–109 West Sydney Razorbacks WIN Entertainment Centre 2,999 box score report
13 October Gold Coast Blaze 97–82 Singapore Slingers Gold Coast Convention Centre 3,853 box score report
13 October Melbourne Tigers 101–98 South Dragons State Netball and Hockey Centre 3,500 box score report
14 October South Dragons 85–95 Sydney Kings Vodafone Arena 3,928 box score report
14 October Brisbane Bullets 127–106 Singapore Slingers Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 2,500 box score report

Round 5[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
17 October Brisbane Bullets 117–127 Sydney Kings Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 3,117 box score report
17 October Singapore Slingers 96–105 Melbourne Tigers Singapore Indoor Stadium 2,500 box score report
18 October New Zealand Breakers 116–109 Adelaide 36ers North Shore Events Centre box score report
20 October South Dragons 109–110 Brisbane Bullets Vodafone Arena 4,198 box score report
20 October Gold Coast Blaze 106–92 Wollongong Hawks Gold Coast Convention Centre 3,638 box score report
20 October West Sydney Razorbacks 103–96 Sydney Kings State Sports Centre 3,850 box score report
20 October Townsville Crocodiles 112–90 Adelaide 36ers Townsville Entertainment Centre 4,388 box score report
21 October Perth Wildcats 87–73 Cairns Taipans Challenge Stadium 4,000 box score report
21 October Singapore Slingers 99–116 New Zealand Breakers Singapore Indoor Stadium box score report

Round 6[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
24 October Sydney Kings 100–82 Adelaide 36ers Sydney Entertainment Centre 2,483 box score report
26 October Wollongong Hawks 114–97 Perth Wildcats WIN Entertainment Centre 3,316 box score report
26 October Townsville Crocodiles 129–126 West Sydney Razorbacks Townsville Entertainment Centre 4,119 box score report
27 October Adelaide 36ers 94–98 Gold Coast Blaze Distinctive Homes Dome 4,301 box score report
27 October Melbourne Tigers 115–90 New Zealand Breakers State Netball and Hockey Centre 3,221 box score report
27 October Cairns Taipans 112–90 Brisbane Bullets Cairns Convention Centre 4,110 box score report
28 October West Sydney Razorbacks 104–115 Wollongong Hawks State Sports Centre 2,476 box score report
28 October Singapore Slingers 90–99 Sydney Kings Singapore Indoor Stadium 2,000 box score report
28 October South Dragons 102–90 New Zealand Breakers Vodafone Arena 3,443 box score report

Round 7[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
31 October West Sydney Razorbacks 95–93 Cairns Taipans State Sports Centre 1,726 box score report
1 November New Zealand Breakers 127–126 Brisbane Bullets North Shore Events Centre box score report
2 November Sydney Kings 106–79 Townsville Crocodiles Sydney Entertainment Centre 3,280 box score report
3 November Melbourne Tigers 84–74 Townsville Crocodiles State Netball and Hockey Centre 2,942 box score report
3 November Adelaide 36ers 87–70 New Zealand Breakers Distinctive Homes Dome 4,443 box score report
4 November South Dragons 115–108 Wollongong Hawks Vodafone Arena 4,512 box score report
4 November Gold Coast Blaze 101–80 Cairns Taipans Gold Coast Convention Centre 4,000 box score report
4 November Singapore Slingers 112–105 (OT) Perth Wildcats Singapore Indoor Stadium 1,000 box score report

Round 8[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
7 November Sydney Kings 114–109 Brisbane Bullets Sydney Entertainment Centre 2,825 box score report
8 November New Zealand Breakers 98–92 (OT) Singapore Slingers North Shore Events Centre box score report
9 November Wollongong Hawks 87–101 Townsville Crocodiles WIN Entertainment Centre 3,763 box score report
10 November Perth Wildcats 95–102 Brisbane Bullets Challenge Stadium 4,000 box score report
10 November West Sydney Razorbacks 102–93 Gold Coast Blaze Acer Arena 4,675 box score report
10 November South Dragons 97–103 Townsville Crocodiles Vodafone Arena 4,215 box score report
10 November Cairns Taipans 103–86 Wollongong Hawks Cairns Convention Centre 4,170 box score report
10 November Melbourne Tigers 94–102 Sydney Kings State Netball and Hockey Centre 3,468 box score report
11 November Singapore Slingers 93–111 Adelaide 36ers Singapore Indoor Stadium 2,500 box score report
11 November Gold Coast Blaze 77–90 New Zealand Breakers Gold Coast Convention Centre 3,400 box score report

Round 9[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
14 November West Sydney Razorbacks 95–106 South Dragons State Sports Centre 1,902 box score report
15 November New Zealand Breakers 121–100 Wollongong Hawks North Shore Events Centre box score report
16 November South Dragons 79–99 Gold Coast Blaze Vodafone Arena 3,310 box score report
16 November Sydney Kings 105–75 West Sydney Razorbacks Sydney Entertainment Centre 4,492 box score report
17 November Adelaide 36ers 96–93 South Dragons Distinctive Homes Dome 4,379 box score report
17 November Perth Wildcats 92–69 Wollongong Hawks Challenge Stadium 3,800 box score report
17 November Cairns Taipans 87–107 New Zealand Breakers Cairns Convention Centre box score report
17 November Townsville Crocodiles 110–98 Singapore Slingers Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
18 November Gold Coast Blaze 101–92 West Sydney Razorbacks Gold Coast Convention Centre 3,203 box score report
18 November Brisbane Bullets 109–90 Singapore Slingers Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 2,600 box score report

Round 10[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
21 November Townsville Crocodiles 107–81 Melbourne Tigers Townsville Entertainment Centre 4,068 box score report
22 November New Zealand Breakers 103–128 Cairns Taipans North Shore Events Centre box score report
24 November Perth Wildcats 103–85 Melbourne Tigers Challenge Stadium 4,100 box score report
24 November Brisbane Bullets 121–93 Gold Coast Blaze Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 3,368 box score report
25 November Adelaide 36ers 82–92 Townsville Crocodiles Distinctive Homes Dome 4,125 box score report
25 November Cairns Taipans 87–102 Sydney Kings Cairns Convention Centre 3,894 box score report
25 November South Dragons 109–99 Singapore Slingers Vodafone Arena 3,592 box score report

Round 11[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
28 November Gold Coast Blaze 117–109 Adelaide 36ers Gold Coast Convention Centre 2,906[9] box score report
28 November West Sydney Razorbacks 126–95 Singapore Slingers State Sports Centre 1,876 box score report
28 November Sydney Kings 84–87 Perth Wildcats Sydney Entertainment Centre 3,360 box score report
29 November Brisbane Bullets 120–113 Townsville Crocodiles Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 3,087 box score report
29 November New Zealand Breakers 107–104 South Dragons North Shore Events Centre box score report
30 November Wollongong Hawks 82–115 Gold Coast Blaze WIN Entertainment Centre 3,631 box score report
1 December Cairns Taipans 125–96 South Dragons Cairns Convention Centre 3,470 box score report
1 December Melbourne Tigers 92–100 Sydney Kings State Netball and Hockey Centre 3,396 box score report
1 December Adelaide 36ers 125–118 West Sydney Razorbacks Distinctive Homes Dome 3,666 box score report
1 December Townsville Crocodiles 97–93 Perth Wildcats Townsville Entertainment Centre 4,290 box score report
2 December Singapore Slingers 119–102 Brisbane Bullets Singapore Indoor Stadium 3,000 box score report

Round 12[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
5 December Gold Coast Blaze 127–116 South Dragons Gold Coast Convention Centre 3,234 box score report
5 December Wollongong Hawks 93–72 Singapore Slingers Wollongong Entertainment Centre 2,843 box score report
6 December New Zealand Breakers 100–120 Sydney Kings North Shore Events Centre 3,326 box score report
7 December Brisbane Bullets 120–102 West Sydney Razorbacks Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 3,032 box score report
8 December Adelaide 36ers 100–112 Sydney Kings Distinctive Homes Dome 4,183 box score report
8 December Cairns Taipans 102–95 West Sydney Razorbacks Cairns Convention Centre 3,587 box score report
8 December Melbourne Tigers 86–79 Perth Wildcats State Netball and Hockey Centre 3,150 box score report
8 December Townsville Crocodiles 117–105 Singapore Slingers Townsville Entertainment Centre 4,230 box score report

All-Star Game[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
12 December Aussie All-Stars 146–141 World All-Stars State Netball and Hockey Centre 3,500 box score report

Round 13[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
15 December Perth Wildcats 80–75 Townsville Crocodiles Challenge Stadium 4,000 box score report
15 December South Dragons 88–98 Melbourne Tigers Vodafone Arena 7,402 box score report
15 December Adelaide 36ers 104–77 Singapore Slingers Distinctive Homes Dome 4,414 box score report
16 December West Sydney Razorbacks 86–105 Cairns Taipans State Sports Centre 1,916 box score report
16 December Sydney Kings 99–92 Wollongong Hawks Sydney Entertainment Centre 3,294 box score report
16 December Brisbane Bullets 125–93 New Zealand Breakers Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 3,122 box score report

Round 14[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
19 December Melbourne Tigers 110–92 Adelaide 36ers State Netball and Hockey Centre 2,745 box score report
19 December Singapore Slingers 99–113 West Sydney Razorbacks Singapore Indoor Stadium 4,000 box score report
20 December New Zealand Breakers 105–103 Wollongong Hawks North Shore Events Centre box score report
21 December Cairns Taipans 89–93 Singapore Slingers Cairns Convention Centre 3,925 box score report
22 December Brisbane Bullets 112–108 Melbourne Tigers Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 3,600 box score report
22 December Perth Wildcats 108–80 South Dragons Challenge Stadium 4,000 box score report
22 December Gold Coast Blaze 91–86 Singapore Slingers Gold Coast Convention Centre 3,963 box score report
22 December West Sydney Razorbacks 100–122 Adelaide 36ers State Sports Centre 1,931 box score report
22 December Townsville Crocodiles 108–98 Wollongong Hawks Townsville Entertainment Centre 4,363 box score report

Round 15[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
26 December South Dragons 114–119 Adelaide 36ers Vodafone Arena 4,415 box score report
27 December Melbourne Tigers 98–89 Cairns Taipans State Netball and Hockey Centre 3,328 box score report
28 December Wollongong Hawks 96–74 Townsville Crocodiles WIN Entertainment Centre 3,366 box score report
28 December West Sydney Razorbacks 110–105 Brisbane Bullets State Sports Centre 1,557 box score report
29 December Brisbane Bullets 107–97 Gold Coast Blaze Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
29 December Perth Wildcats 106–107 Melbourne Tigers Challenge Stadium 4,100 box score report
29 December Sydney Kings 103–94 (OT) New Zealand Breakers Sydney Entertainment Centre 4,113 box score report

Round 16[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
31 December Cairns Taipans 120–112 Brisbane Bullets Cairns Convention Centre 4,790 box score report
31 December Townsville Crocodiles 79–87 Gold Coast Blaze Townsville Entertainment Centre 4,843 box score report
2 January Melbourne Tigers 117–102 Gold Coast Blaze State Netball and Hockey Centre 3,076 box score report
2 January Singapore Slingers 87–124 Perth Wildcats Singapore Indoor Stadium 2,000 box score report
4 January Wollongong Hawks 111–101 New Zealand Breakers WIN Entertainment Centre 3,383 box score report
4 January Townsville Crocodiles 123–88 South Dragons Townsville Entertainment Centre 4,347 box score report
5 January Brisbane Bullets 132–101 South Dragons Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 3,286 box score report
5 January Perth Wildcats 90–88 Adelaide 36ers Challenge Stadium 3,900 box score report
5 January West Sydney Razorbacks 97–113 New Zealand Breakers State Sports Centre 1,821 box score report
5 January Sydney Kings 115–107 (OT) Melbourne Tigers Sydney Entertainment Centre 5,182 box score report

Round 17[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
9 January Wollongong Hawks 99–106 Sydney Kings WIN Entertainment Centre 4,062 box score report
9 January Cairns Taipans 93–89 Perth Wildcats Cairns Convention Centre box score report
10 January New Zealand Breakers 126–93 Gold Coast Blaze North Shore Events Centre box score report
12 January Perth Wildcats 103–88 Gold Coast Blaze Challenge Stadium 4,304 box score report
12 January Brisbane Bullets 101–79 Cairns Taipans Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 3,800 box score report
12 January Melbourne Tigers 111–108 West Sydney Razorbacks State Netball and Hockey Centre 3,500 box score report
12 January Adelaide 36ers 115–93 Sydney Kings Distinctive Homes Dome 5,787 box score report
12 January Townsville Crocodiles 108–88 New Zealand Breakers Townsville Entertainment Centre 4,546 box score report
13 January Singapore Slingers 113–102 Wollongong Hawks Singapore Indoor Stadium 5,000 box score report

Round 18[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
17 January Adelaide 36ers 82–101 Perth Wildcats Distinctive Homes Dome 6,141 box score report
17 January South Dragons 103–105 West Sydney Razorbacks Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre 2,000 box score report
18 January Wollongong Hawks 115–108 Adelaide 36ers WIN Entertainment Centre 3,366 box score report
18 January Gold Coast Blaze 105–87 Townsville Crocodiles Gold Coast Convention Centre 4,051[10] box score report
19 January Perth Wildcats 111–99 South Dragons Challenge Stadium 4,100 box score report
19 January Brisbane Bullets 155–107 Adelaide 36ers Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 3,467[11] box score report
19 January Melbourne Tigers 112–98 New Zealand Breakers State Netball and Hockey Centre 3,500 box score report
19 January Sydney Kings 108–90 West Sydney Razorbacks Sydney Entertainment Centre 4,726 box score report
20 January Singapore Slingers 87–99 Cairns Taipans Singapore Indoor Stadium 2,500 box score report

Round 19[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
23 January Adelaide 36ers 108–113 Melbourne Tigers Distinctive Homes Dome 4,086 box score report
23 January Sydney Kings 106–72 South Dragons Sydney Entertainment Centre 2,831 box score report
24 January New Zealand Breakers 109–95 West Sydney Razorbacks North Shore Events Centre box score report
25 January Brisbane Bullets 95–105 Perth Wildcats Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 5,000 box score report
25 January Wollongong Hawks 91–89 South Dragons WIN Entertainment Centre 3,321 box score report
25 January Townsville Crocodiles 120–113 Cairns Taipans Townsville Entertainment Centre 5,257 box score report
26 January Gold Coast Blaze 88–84 Perth Wildcats Gold Coast Convention Centre 3,600 box score report
26 January Cairns Taipans 105–111 Adelaide 36ers Cairns Convention Centre 4,612 box score report
26 January Melbourne Tigers 115–82 Singapore Slingers State Netball and Hockey Centre 2,847 box score report

Round 20[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
30 January Melbourne Tigers 92–112 Brisbane Bullets State Netball and Hockey Centre 3,341 box score report
30 January Singapore Slingers 108–93 South Dragons Singapore Indoor Stadium 2,500 box score report
31 January Sydney Kings 105–86 Wollongong Hawks Sydney Entertainment Centre 2,563[12] box score report
31 January West Sydney Razorbacks 104–111 Townsville Crocodiles State Sports Centre 1,768 box score report
31 January New Zealand Breakers 93–83 Perth Wildcats North Shore Events Centre box score report
1 February Wollongong Hawks 98–109 Melbourne Tigers WIN Entertainment Centre 3,016 box score report
1 February Cairns Taipans 87–85 Gold Coast Blaze Cairns Convention Centre 3,099 box score report
2 February Adelaide 36ers 133–97 Brisbane Bullets Distinctive Homes Dome 5,023 box score report
2 February Perth Wildcats 85–104 Sydney Kings Challenge Stadium 4,100 box score report
2 February South Dragons 93–104 New Zealand Breakers Vodafone Arena 3,159 box score report
3 February Gold Coast Blaze 127–118 Adelaide 36ers Gold Coast Convention Centre 3,107 box score report

Round 21[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
6 February Perth Wildcats 107–100 West Sydney Razorbacks Marrara Indoor Stadium 1,200[13] box score report
6 February South Dragons 95–90 Cairns Taipans Vodafone Arena 2,715 box score report
7 February New Zealand Breakers 105–91 Melbourne Tigers North Shore Events Centre 3,416 box score report
8 February Wollongong Hawks 94–115 Brisbane Bullets WIN Entertainment Centre 3,097 box score report
8 February Gold Coast Blaze 81–88 Sydney Kings Gold Coast Convention Centre 4,612[14] box score report
9 February Townsville Crocodiles 117–100 Brisbane Bullets Townsville Entertainment Centre 4,859 box score report
9 February Melbourne Tigers 134–102 South Dragons State Netball and Hockey Centre 3,500 box score report
9 February West Sydney Razorbacks 106–111 Wollongong Hawks State Sports Centre 2,217 box score report
9 February Sydney Kings 113–84 Singapore Slingers Sydney Entertainment Centre 3,897 box score report
9 February Adelaide 36ers 113–104 Cairns Taipans Distinctive Homes Dome 7,009 box score report

Round 22[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
13 February Singapore Slingers 97–126 Adelaide 36ers Singapore Indoor Stadium 3,000 box score report
13 February Sydney Kings 103–93 New Zealand Breakers Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
13 February Wollongong Hawks 95–116 Cairns Taipans WIN Entertainment Centre 3,046 box score report
13 February Gold Coast Blaze 69–90 Perth Wildcats Gold Coast Convention Centre box score report
15 February Townsville Crocodiles 101–81 Gold Coast Blaze Townsville Entertainment Centre 4,403 box score report
16 February Cairns Taipans 108–88 Townsville Crocodiles Cairns Convention Centre 5,201 box score report
16 February Brisbane Bullets 129–98 Wollongong Hawks Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 3,549 box score report
16 February Perth Wildcats 98–85 New Zealand Breakers Challenge Stadium 4,300 box score report
16 February South Dragons 81–88 Sydney Kings Vodafone Arena 4,312 box score report
16 February West Sydney Razorbacks 97–117 Melbourne Tigers State Sports Centre 2,562 box score report

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld Won Lost Last 5 Streak Home Away  % Pts  % Won
1 Sydney Kings 38 31 7 2-3 L1 17-3 14-4 110.56 81.58
2 Melbourne Tigers 37 27 10 3-2 W1 14-4 13-6 105.94 72.97
3 Brisbane Bullets 33 21 12 2-3 L2 14-3 7-9 107.45 63.64
4 Perth Wildcats 34 20 14 3-2 L1 14-3 6-11 105.44 58.82
5 Townsville Crocodiles 32 18 14 3-2 L1 13-3 5-11 100.77 56.25
6 New Zealand Breakers 32 17 15 2-3 L1 11-4 6-9 99.14 53.13
7 Cairns Taipans 31 16 15 2-3 L1 10-6 6-9 101.90 51.61
8 Gold Coast Blaze 31 15 16 1-4 L4 10-5 5-10 98.83 48.39
9 Adelaide 36ers 30 14 16 4-1 W2 9-6 5-10 100.19 46.67
10 West Sydney Razorbacks 30 10 20 0-5 L6 6-9 4-11 95.35 33.33
11 Wollongong Hawks 30 9 21 1-4 L2 7-8 2-13 93.61 30.00
12 Singapore Slingers 30 6 24 1-4 L2 5-10 1-14 88.21 20.00
13 South Dragons 30 5 25 1-4 L2 4-11 1-14 90.81 16.67

Finals Series[edit]

Main article: 2008 NBL Finals

Quarter Finals[edit]

(single game elimination)

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
20 February Townsville Crocodiles 97–89 Gold Coast Blaze Townsville Entertainment Centre 3,618 box score report
21 February Cairns Taipans 78–100 New Zealand Breakers Cairns Convention Centre 4,513 box score report
22 February Perth Wildcats 96–78 Townsville Crocodiles Challenge Stadium 4,300 box score report
23 February Brisbane Bullets 106–89 New Zealand Breakers Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 2,787 box score report

Semi Finals[edit]

(best-of-three series)

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
25 February Sydney Kings 101–98 Perth Wildcats Sydney Entertainment Centre 2,640 box score report
27 February Melbourne Tigers 116–98 Brisbane Bullets State Netball and Hockey Centre 2,640 box score report
27 February Perth Wildcats 94–85 Sydney Kings Challenge Stadium 4,400 box score report
28 February Brisbane Bullets 112–115 (OT) Melbourne Tigers Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 2,653 box score report
1 March Sydney Kings 109–77 Perth Wildcats Sydney Entertainment Centre 4,057 box score report

Grand Final[edit]

(best-of-five series)

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
5 March Sydney Kings 95–74 Melbourne Tigers Sydney Entertainment Centre 3,208 box score report
7 March Melbourne Tigers 104–93 Sydney Kings State Netball and Hockey Centre 3,500 box score report
9 March Sydney Kings 87–89 Melbourne Tigers Sydney Entertainment Centre 6,009 box score report
12 March Melbourne Tigers 87–90 Sydney Kings State Netball and Hockey Centre 3,500 box score report
14 March Sydney Kings 73–85 Melbourne Tigers Sydney Entertainment Centre 10,244 box score report

2007–08 NBL statistics leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Ebi Ere Brisbane Bullets 26.0
Rebounds per game Chris Anstey Melbourne Tigers 12.0
Assists per game Rashad Phillips Perth Wildcats 7.5
Steals per game Orien Greene New Zealand Breakers 2.88
Blocks per game Chris Anstey Melbourne Tigers 1.97
Field goal percentage Tim Behrendorff New Zealand Breakers 60.0%
Free throw percentage Michael Cedar Townsville Crocodiles 91.3%
Three-point field goal percentage Daniel Jackson Wollongong Hawks 52.4%

NBL awards[edit]

TV Coverage[edit]

External links[edit]

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