2010–11 NBL season

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NBL 2010–11
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League National Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Duration October 2010–April 2011
Number of teams 9
TV partner(s)
NBL season
Champions New Zealand Breakers
Premiers New Zealand Breakers
Season MVP Gary Ervin
NBL seasons

The 2010–11 National Basketball League was the thirty-third season of competition since its establishment in 1979. A total of nine teams will contest the league. The regular season will be played between October 2010 and April 2011, followed by a post-season involving the top four. The schedule was announced on 27 May 2010. Perth Wildcats will be defending their title.

On 23 February 2010, it was made public that Sydney Kings will return after a hiatus.

Broadcast rights during the off-season reverted from subscription channel Fox Sports to free-to-air network Channel Ten and its digital sports sister station One HD in a five-year deal, through to the 2014-2015 season. In New Zealand, Sky Sport will once again provide coverage, replacing Maori TV.

On 13 September 2010, iiNet was announced as league naming rights sponsor and Centrebet as the official sports betting partner. Spalding provide equipment including the official game ball, with AND1 supplying team apparel.

Pre-season[edit]

NBL Top End Challenge, a round robin competition with a final series, involving all nine sides, will begin on 28 September in Alice Springs and continue in Darwin, Northern Territory from 30 September.[1] Wollongong Hawks are defending pre-season champions.

Melbourne Tigers pre-season[edit]

5 August 2010
England 55, Melbourne Tigers 73
10 September 2010
Melbourne Tigers 105, Wollongong Hawks 95
Traralgon Sports Stadium, Traralgon
12 September 2010
Melbourne Tigers 88, Wollongong Hawks 78
Kilsyth Sports Centre, Melbourne
5 October 2010
Xinjiang Flying Tigers 59, Melbourne Tigers 75
6 October 2010
Beijing Ducks vs. Melbourne Tigers

Belfast International Basketball Classic[edit]

6 August 2010
Melbourne Tigers 76, University of Pittsburgh 92
7 August 2010
Melbourne Tigers 106, USNI All-Stars 74

Lu'An Invitational[edit]

Group stage[edit]

10 August 2010
Melbourne Tigers vs. Shanghai Sharks
11 August 2010
Liaoning Dinosaurs 87, New Zealand Breakers 97 (OT)
12 August 2010
CB Axarquía 92, Melbourne Tigers 98 (OT)
12 August 2010
New Zealand Breakers 87, TGBTG 76

Semi-finals[edit]

13 August 2010
CB Axarquía 73, New Zealand Breakers 75
13 August 2010
Melbourne Tigers vs. TGBTG

Third-place playoff[edit]

14 August 2010
CB Axarquía vs. Melbourne Tigers

Final[edit]

14 August 2010
New Zealand Breakers 69, TGBTG 67

New Zealand Breakers win Lu'An Invitational.

Wollongong Hawks pre-season[edit]

20 August 2010
Wollongong Hawks 84, University of Hartford 63
Illawara Basketball Stadium, Wollongong
3 September 2010
Wollongong Hawks 86, Sydney Kings 80
Illawara Basketball Stadium, Wollongong

Sydney Kings pre-season[edit]

21 August 2010
Sydney Kings 111, University of Hartford 60
Alexandria Basketball Stadium, Sydney
28 August 2010
Maitland Mustangs 74, Sydney Kings 82
Maitland Basketball Stadium, Maitland
11 September 2010
Sydney Kings 111, Carfino All Stars 77
Bridgecoast Stadium, Terrigal
23 September 2010
Hoopdreamz Jets 74, Sydney Kings 94
Kevin Betts Stadium, Mt Druitt
28 September 2010
Sydney Kings 65, New Zealand Breakers 63
The Brickpit Sports Stadium, Hornsby

Perth Wildcats pre-season[edit]

24 August 2010
Perth Wildcats 100, Lakeside Lightning 95
Waroona Recreation Centre, Waroona
26 August 2010
Perth Wildcats 81, Lakeside Lightning 72
Lakeside Recreation Centre, Perth
28 August 2010
Perth Wildcats 74, Lakeside Lightning 73
Joondalup Basketball Stadium, Perth

Gold Coast Blaze pre-season[edit]

26 August 2010
Gold Coast Blaze 97, University of Hartford 50
Carrara Indoor Stadium, Gold Coast
5 September 2010
Gold Coast Blaze 98, Anyang Kites 81
Logan Sports Centre, Logan
18 September 2010
Gold Coast Blaze 58, Cairns Taipans 92
Carrara Indoor Stadium, Gold Coast
4 October 2010
Gold Coast Blaze 53, New Zealand Breakers 67
Carrara Indoor Stadium, Gold Coast

Cairns Taipans pre-season[edit]

5 September 2010
Cairns Taipans 76, Townsville Crocodiles 79
Bendigo Bank Basketball Stadium, Cairns
8 October 2010
Cairns Taipans 103, Gold Coast Blaze 67
Bendigo Bank Basketball Stadium, Cairns

Adelaide 36ers pre-season[edit]

9 September 2010
Adelaide 36ers 87, Townsville Crocodiles 86
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: 2,294
10 September 2010
Adelaide 36ers 79, Townsville Crocodiles 82
17 September 2010
Adelaide 36ers 80, Wollongong Hawks 79
Whyalla Basketball Stadium, Whyalla
19 September 2010
Adelaide 36ers 89, Wollongong Hawks 84
STARplex Gawler, Adelaide

Townsville Crocodiles pre-season[edit]

16 September 2010
Townsville Crocodiles 68, Cairns Taipans 79
NPA Stadium, Townsville
23 September 2010
Townsville Crocodiles 76, Gold Coast Blaze 79
NPA Stadium, Townsville
25 September 2010
Townsville Crocodiles 74, Gold Coast Blaze 80
Mackay Basketball Stadium, Mackay

Friendship Games[edit]

17 September 2010
Sydney Kings 73, Beijing Ducks 69
WA Basketball Centre, Perth
17 September 2010
Perth Wildcats 95, Shanghai Sharks 52
WA Basketball Centre, Perth
18 September 2010
Sydney Kings 106, Shanghai Sharks 49
WA Basketball Centre, Perth
18 September 2010
Perth Wildcats 98, Beijing Ducks 56
WA Basketball Centre, Perth
19 September 2010
Perth Wildcats 89, Sydney Kings 80
WA Basketball Centre, Perth

NBL Top End Challenge[edit]

28 September 2010
Adelaide 36ers 90, Perth Wildcats 92
Alice Springs Basketball Stadium, Alice Springs
30 September 2010
Cairns Taipans 83, Wollongong Hawks 75
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
30 September 2010
New Zealand Breakers 100, Townsville Crocodiles 86
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
30 September 2010
Adelaide 36ers 90, Melbourne Tigers 99
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
30 September 2010
Gold Coast Blaze 77, Sydney Kings 83
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
1 October 2010
Sydney Kings 74, Townsville Crocodiles 82
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
1 October 2010
Cairns Taipans 75, Gold Coast Blaze 77
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
1 October 2010
New Zealand Breakers 82, Wollongong Hawks 90
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
1 October 2010
Melbourne Tigers 81, Perth Wildcats 97
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
2 October 2010
Townsville Crocodiles 74, Melbourne Tigers 88
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
2 October 2010
Sydney Kings 80, Gold Coast Blaze 70
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
2 October 2010
New Zealand Breakers 72, Wollongong Hawks 64
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
2 October 2010
Adelaide 36ers 98, Darwin All-Stars 55
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
2 October 2010
Perth Wildcats 72, Cairns Taipans 52
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin

Perth Wildcats win Top End Challenge.

New Zealand Breakers pre-season[edit]

10 October 2010
New Zealand Breakers 98, NZNBL Invitational 53

Regular season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

.
15 October 2010
Wollongong Hawks 83, Gold Coast Blaze 77
15 October 2010
Melbourne Tigers 68, Sydney Kings 84
.
16 October 2010
Townsville Crocodiles 79, Cairns Taipans 70
.
16 October 2010
Sydney Kings 70, New Zealand Breakers 83
17 October 2010
Adelaide 36ers 74, Perth Wildcats 69
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: 5,021

Round 2[edit]

20 October 2010
New Zealand Breakers 96, Perth Wildcats 94
22 October 2010
Wollongong Hawks 71, Townsville Crocodiles 70 (OT)
.
23 October 2010
Cairns Taipans 85, Adelaide 36ers 74
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
Attendance: 4,250
.
24 October 2010
Gold Coast Blaze 94, Townsville Crocodiles 90 (OT)
24 October 2010
Melbourne Tigers 66, Perth Wildcats 91

Round 3[edit]

28 October 2010
New Zealand Breakers 84, Melbourne Tigers 79
29 October 2010
Gold Coast Blaze 92, Cairns Taipans 81
.
29 October 2010
Perth Wildcats 87, Wollongong Hawks 84
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,200
.
30 October 2010
Townsville Crocodiles 80, Sydney Kings 79
31 October 2010
Adelaide 36ers 82, Wollongong Hawks 96
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: 4,519

Round 4[edit]

5 November 2010
Townsville Crocodiles 85, Perth Wildcats 91
.
6 November 2010
Gold Coast Blaze 81, New Zealand Breakers 96
.
6 November 2010
Cairns Taipans 86, Perth Wildcats 69
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
Attendance: 4,070
.
6 November 2010
Adelaide 36ers 87, Sydney Kings 75
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: 4,620
7 November 2010
Melbourne Tigers 82, Wollongong Hawks 86

Round 5[edit]

12 November 2010
Adelaide 36ers 78, New Zealand Breakers 82
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: 5,430
.
13 November 2010
Sydney Kings 59, Townsville Crocodiles 64
.
13 November 2010
Cairns Taipans 96, Gold Coast Blaze 76
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
Attendance: 4,007
14 November 2010
Wollongong Hawks 93, Melbourne Tigers 82
.
14 November 2010
Perth Wildcats 114, New Zealand Breakers 74
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,200

Round 6[edit]

19 November 2010
New Zealand Breakers 57, Wollongong Hawks 73
19 November 2010
Melbourne Tigers 84, Perth Wildcats 93
.
20 November 2010
Cairns Taipans 87, Adelaide 36ers 71
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
Attendance: 4,920
.
21 November 2010
Townsville Crocodiles 77, Adelaide 36ers 73
21 November 2010
Gold Coast Blaze 82, Melbourne Tigers 85

Round 7[edit]

25 November 2010
New Zealand Breakers 100, Gold Coast Blaze 79
26 November 2010
Wollongong Hawks 89, Sydney Kings 72
.
26 November 2010
Townsville Crocodiles 94, Melbourne Tigers 66
28 November 2010
Perth Wildcats 64, Cairns Taipans 72
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000

Round 8[edit]

3 December 2010
Gold Coast Blaze 85, Sydney Kings 68
.
3 December 2010
Adelaide 36ers 92, Townsville Crocodiles 79
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: 4,595
.
4 December 2010
Cairns Taipans 80, Wollongong Hawks 62
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
Attendance: 4,625
.
4 December 2010
Melbourne Tigers 82, Gold Coast Blaze 78
5 December 2010
Sydney Kings 80, New Zealand Breakers 94
.
5 December 2010
Perth Wildcats 90, Townsville Crocodiles 64
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000

Round 9[edit]

9 December 2010
New Zealand Breakers 93, Cairns Taipans 79
10 December 2010
Wollongong Hawks 81, Adelaide 36ers 79
.
11 December 2010
Townsville Crocodiles 91, Gold Coast Blaze 86
12 December 2010
Sydney Kings 80, Wollongong Hawks 95
.
12 December 2010
Perth Wildcats 87, Melbourne Tigers 76
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000

Round 10[edit]

.
17 December 2010
Gold Coast Blaze 93, Townsville Crocodiles 81
.
17 December 2010
Wollongong Hawks 85, New Zealand Breakers 89
17 December 2010
Adelaide 36ers 81, Sydney Kings 77
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: 4,619
.
18 December 2010
Melbourne Tigers 80, New Zealand Breakers 90
.
18 December 2010
Cairns Taipans 56, Townsville Crocodiles 51
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
Attendance: 5,027
19 December 2010
Perth Wildcats 87, Sydney Kings 84
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000

Round 11[edit]

.
23 December 2010
Wollongong Hawks 70, Gold Coast Blaze 72
23 December 2010
Sydney Kings 73, Melbourne Tigers 82
.
23 December 2010
Adelaide 36ers 97, Townsville Crocodiles 99 (OT)
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: 4,465

Round 12[edit]

29 December 2010
Sydney Kings 78, Perth Wildcats 91
.
31 December 2010
Cairns Taipans 60, Sydney Kings 48
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
Attendance: 5,300
31 December 2010
Gold Coast Blaze 93, Perth Wildcats 96
.
31 December 2010
Townsville Crocodiles 96, New Zealand Breakers 79
.
31 December 2010
Adelaide 36ers 98, Wollongong Hawks 83
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: 4,728
2 January 2011
Melbourne Tigers 87, Adelaide 36ers 66

Round 13[edit]

.
7 January 2011
Cairns Taipans 86, Gold Coast Blaze 82
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
Attendance: 4,317
7 January 2011
Perth Wildcats 86, Melbourne Tigers 93
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000
.
8 January 2011
Sydney Kings 73, Townsville Crocodiles 80
.
8 January 2011
Adelaide 36ers 85, New Zealand Breakers 90
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: 5,261
9 January 2011
Gold Coast Blaze 87, Wollongong Hawks 86 (OT)

Round 14[edit]

13 January 2011
New Zealand Breakers 94, Cairns Taipans 88
.
14 January 2011
Townsville Crocodiles 94, Melbourne Tigers 78
14 January 2011
Perth Wildcats 92, Wollongong Hawks 58
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000
.
15 January 2011
Cairns Taipans 95, Melbourne Tigers 74
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
Attendance: 4,759
16 January 2011
Adelaide 36ers 90, Gold Coast Blaze 83
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: TBA

Round 15[edit]

.
19 January 2011
Gold Coast Blaze 90, Cairns Taipans 85
20 January 2011
New Zealand Breakers 91, Adelaide 36ers 77
21 January 2011
Sydney Kings 81, Wollongong Hawks 71
.
21 January 2011
Perth Wildcats 88, Townsville Crocodiles 68
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,200
.
22 January 2011
Melbourne Tigers 83, Cairns Taipans 76
23 January 2011
Adelaide 36ers 77, Perth Wildcats 76
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: TBA

Round 16[edit]

26 January 2011
Melbourne Tigers 67, Sydney Kings 85
.
28 January 2011
Townsville Crocodiles 71, Gold Coast Blaze 62
28 January 2011
Wollongong Hawks 86, Cairns Taipans 97
.
29 January 2011
Perth Wildcats 65, Adelaide 36ers 66
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000
.
30 January 2011
Cairns Taipans 74, New Zealand Breakers 77
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
Attendance: 5,019
30 January 2011
Gold Coast Blaze 94, Sydney Kings 91

Round 17[edit]

3 February 2011
New Zealand Breakers 80, Wollongong Hawks 76
4 February 2011
Sydney Kings 99, Adelaide 36ers 90
6 February 2011
Melbourne Tigers 93, Wollongong Hawks 72
.
6 February 2011
Perth Wildcats 75, Gold Coast Blaze 78
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000

Round 18[edit]

11 February 2011
New Zealand Breakers 101, Melbourne Tigers 91
11 February 2011
Sydney Kings 84, Perth Wildcats 98
.
12 February 2011
Wollongong Hawks 105, Perth Wildcats 73
.
13 February 2011
Townsville Crocodiles 81, Cairns Taipans 74
13 February 2011
Gold Coast Blaze 95, Adelaide 36ers 79

Round 19[edit]

17 February 2011
New Zealand Breakers 82, Perth Wildcats 79
.
18 February 2011
Townsville Crocodiles 75, Wollongong Hawks 56
18 February 2011
Sydney Kings 81, Cairns Taipans 69
.
18 February 2011
Adelaide 36ers 83, Melbourne Tigers 86 (OT)
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: TBA
.
19 February 2011
Melbourne Tigers 70, Cairns Taipans 63
20 February 2011
Gold Coast Blaze 115, New Zealand Breakers 123 (2OT)
.
20 February 2011
Perth Wildcats 82, Adelaide 36ers 62
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000

Round 20[edit]

24 February 2011
New Zealand Breakers 91, Gold Coast Blaze 94
25 February 2011
Cairns Taipans 75, Sydney Kings 76
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
Attendance: 4,514
.
26 February 2011
Townsville Crocodiles 96, Sydney Kings 68
27 February 2011
Wollongong Hawks 104, New Zealand Breakers 81

Round 21[edit]

3 March 2011
New Zealand Breakers 66, Townsville Crocodiles 65
.
4 March 2011
Adelaide 36ers 70, Cairns Taipans 75
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: 5,184
5 March 2011
Wollongong Hawks 87, Townsville Crocodiles 77
6 March 2011
Sydney Kings 95, Melbourne Tigers 86
.
6 March 2011
Perth Wildcats 83, Cairns Taipans 60
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000

Round 22[edit]

11 March 2011
Gold Coast Blaze 68, Wollongong Hawks 80
.
12 March 2011
Cairns Taipans 79, Melbourne Tigers 63
.
12 March 2011
Townsville Crocodiles 100, New Zealand Breakers 92
.
12 March 2011
Wollongong Hawks 87, Adelaide 36ers 60
13 March 2011
Sydney Kings 76, Adelaide 36ers 72
.
13 March 2011
Perth Wildcats 102, Gold Coast Blaze 81
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000

Round 23[edit]

17 March 2011
New Zealand Breakers 91, Sydney Kings 86
.
18 March 2011
Adelaide 36ers 76, Melbourne Tigers 79
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: 4,932
18 March 2011
Townsville Crocodiles 72, Perth Wildcats 71
.
19 March 2011
Wollongong Hawks 67, Cairns Taipans 68
20 March 2011
Melbourne Tigers 81, Gold Coast Blaze 82

Round 24[edit]

25 March 2011
Gold Coast Blaze 101, Adelaide 36ers 102 (OT)
.
26 March 2011
Melbourne Tigers 72, Townsville Crocodiles 82
.
26 March 2011
Cairns Taipans 90, Perth Wildcats 87 (OT)
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
Attendance: 5,067
27 March 2011
Wollongong Hawks 86, Sydney Kings 70

Cairns vs. Perth was moved from 4 February 2011 to 26 March 2011 due to Cyclone Yasi.

Round 25[edit]

30 March 2011
New Zealand Breakers 100, Adelaide 36ers 71
1 April 2011
Cairns Taipans 80, Townsville Crocodiles 64
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
Attendance: 5,250
.
1 April 2011
Sydney Kings 79, Gold Coast Blaze 96
.
2 April 2011
Melbourne Tigers 74, New Zealand Breakers 87

Ladder[edit]

# Team Pld W L Last 5 Streak For Against % Win %
1 New Zealand Breakers 28 22 6 4-1 W3 2,463 2,367 104.06% 78.57%
2 Townsville Crocodiles 28 17 11 3-2 L1 2,225 2,163 102.87% 60.71%
3 Cairns Taipans 28 16 12 4-1 W4 2,186 2,107 103.75% 57.14%
4 Perth Wildcats 28 16 12 3-2 L2 2,380 2,192 108.58% 57.14%
5 Wollongong Hawks 28 15 13 4-1 W1 2,272 2,209 102.85% 53.57%
6 Gold Coast Blaze 28 13 15 2-3 W1 2,396 2,440 98.20% 46.43%
7 Melbourne Tigers 28 10 18 1-4 L3 2,209 2,357 93.72% 35.71%
8 Adelaide 36ers 28 9 19 1-4 L1 2,212 2,362 93.65% 32.14%
9 Sydney Kings 28 8 20 2-3 L3 2,171 2,317 93.70% 28.57%

Ladder Progression[edit]

  • Numbers highlighted in green indicate that the team finished the round inside the top four.
  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished first on the ladder in that round.
  • Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished last place on the ladder in that round.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Adelaide 36ers 4 6 8 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 7 6 7 6 7 6 7 7 7 8 8 9 9 8 8
Cairns Taipans 8 4 7 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 4
Gold Coast Blaze 7 5 3 5 7 6 7 7 7 7 6 7 6 7 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Melbourne Tigers 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7
New Zealand Breakers 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Perth Wildcats 6 7 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 2 3 3 3
Sydney Kings 5 3 6 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 9 9
Townsville Crocodiles 2 8 5 7 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2
Wollongong Hawks 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5

Finals Series[edit]

The 2010–11 National Basketball League Finals will be played between 7 April 2011 and 29 April 2011, consisting of two best-of-three semi-final and final series, where the higher seed hosts the first and, if necessary, third game.

Playoff Seedings[edit]

  1. New Zealand Breakers
  2. Townsville Crocodiles
  3. Cairns Taipans
  4. Perth Wildcats

The NBL tie-breaker system as outlined in the NBL Rules and Regulations states that in the case of an identical win-loss record, the results in games played between the two teams will determine order of seeding.

Under that system, Cairns will finish third (3-1), and Perth fourth (1-3).

Playoff Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Grand Final
 
1  New Zealand Breakers 78 93 99  
4  Perth Wildcats 101 89 83  
  1  New Zealand Breakers 85 81 71
  3  Cairns Taipans 67 85 53
2  Townsville Crocodiles 76 57 83
3  Cairns Taipans 73 74 93  

Semi Finals[edit]

7 April 2011
New Zealand Breakers 78, Perth Wildcats 101
8 April 2011
Townsville Crocodiles 76, Cairns Taipans 73 (OT)
9 April 2011
Cairns Taipans 74, Townsville Crocodiles 57
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
Attendance: 5,345
10 April 2011
Perth Wildcats 89, New Zealand Breakers 93
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,400
13 April 2011
New Zealand Breakers 99, Perth Wildcats 83
17 April 2011
Townsville Crocodiles 83, Cairns Taipans 93

Grand Final[edit]

20 April 2011
New Zealand Breakers 85, Cairns Taipans 67
24 April 2011
Cairns Taipans 85, New Zealand Breakers 81 (2OT)
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
Attendance: 5,200
29 April 2011
New Zealand Breakers 71, Cairns Taipans 53

Season statistics[edit]

Statistics leaders[edit]

Category Player Games
played
Totals Average
Points per game Gary Ervin (Wollongong Hawks) 27 542 20.1
Rebounds per game Julian Khazzouh (Sydney Kings) 26 271 10.0
Assists per game Corey Williams (Melbourne Tigers) 23 140 6.1
Steals per game Damian Martin (Perth Wildcats) 28 64 2.3
Blocks per game Adam Ballinger (Adelaide 36ers) 26 50 1.9
Field goal percentage Mika Vukona (New Zealand Breakers) 28 105-173 60.7%
Three-point field goal percentage Russell Hinder (Townsville Crocodiles) 26 30-67 44.8%
Free throw percentage Daryl Corletto (Melbourne Tigers) 28 27-28 96.4%

Note: regular season only

Top 10 Attendances[edit]

Attendance Round Date Home Score Away Venue Weekday Time of Day
9,535 25 1 April 2011 Sydney Kings 79-96 Gold Coast Blaze Sydney Entertainment Centre Friday Night
8,533 1 16 October 2010 Sydney Kings 70-83 New Zealand Breakers Sydney Entertainment Centre Saturday Night
6,132 22 13 March 2011 Sydney Kings 76-72 Adelaide 36ers Sydney Entertainment Centre Sunday Night
5,586 5 13 November 2010 Sydney Kings 59-64 Townsville Crocodiles Sydney Entertainment Centre Saturday Night
5,430 5 12 November 2010 Adelaide 36ers 78-82 New Zealand Breakers Adelaide Arena Friday Night
5,345 SF 9 April 2011 Cairns Taipans 74-57 Townsville Crocodiles Cairns Convention Centre Saturday Night
5,300 12 31 December 2010 Cairns Taipans 60-48 Sydney Kings Cairns Convention Centre Friday Night
5,278 17 4 February 2011 Sydney Kings 99-90 Adelaide 36ers Sydney Entertainment Centre Friday Night
5,261 13 8 January 2011 Adelaide 36ers 85-90 New Zealand Breakers Adelaide Arena Saturday Night
5,250 25 1 April 2011 Cairns Taipans 80-64 Townsville Crocodiles Cairns Convention Centre Friday Night

Awards[edit]

Player of the Week[edit]

Round Player Team
1 Julian Khazzouh Sydney Kings
2 Gary Ervin Wollongong Hawks
3 Luke Schenscher Townsville Crocodiles
4 Gary Wilkinson New Zealand Breakers
5 Shawn Redhage Perth Wildcats
6 Oscar Forman Wollongong Hawks
7 Michael Cedar Townsville Crocodiles
8 Corey Williams Melbourne Tigers
9 Kirk Penney New Zealand Breakers
10 Kirk Penney New Zealand Breakers
11 Luke Schenscher Townsville Crocodiles
12 Corey Williams Melbourne Tigers
13 Mark Worthington Gold Coast Blaze
14 Kirk Penney New Zealand Breakers
15 Ira Clark Gold Coast Blaze
16 Julian Khazzouh Sydney Kings
17 Julian Khazzouh Sydney Kings
18 Cameron Tragardh Melbourne Tigers
19 Kirk Penney New Zealand Breakers
20 Peter Crawford Townsville Crocodiles
21 Matthew Knight Perth Wildcats
22 Damian Martin Perth Wildcats
23 Phill Jones Cairns Taipans
24 Gary Ervin Wollongong Hawks
25 Thomas Abercrombie New Zealand Breakers

Player of the Month[edit]

Round Player Team
October Gary Ervin Wollongong Hawks
November Gary Ervin Wollongong Hawks
December Kirk Penney New Zealand Breakers
January Gary Wilkinson New Zealand Breakers
February Kirk Penney New Zealand Breakers
March Damian Martin Perth Wildcats

Coach of the Month[edit]

Round Player Team
October Gordie McLeod Wollongong Hawks
November Gordie McLeod Wollongong Hawks
December Rob Beveridge Perth Wildcats
January Andrej Lemanis New Zealand Breakers
February Darryl McDonald Melbourne Tigers
March Aaron Fearne Cairns Taipans

Season[edit]

The end-of-season awards ceremony was held in the Palladium Room at Crown Casino in Melbourne on Monday, 4 April 2011.

Finals[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tiffen, Peter (6 July 2010). "NT's NBL challenge". Northern Territory News. Retrieved 8 July 2010.