2012–13 NBL Canada season

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2012–13 NBL Canada season
League National Basketball League of Canada
Sport Basketball
Duration November 2, 2012 – March 16, 2013 (regular season)
Number of teams 8
Draft
Top draft pick Robert Curtis
Picked by Windsor Express
Playoffs
Atlantic champions Summerside Storm
  Atlantic runners-up Saint John Mill Rats
Central champions London Lightning
  Central runners-up Windsor Express
Finals
Champions London Lightning
  Runners-up Summerside Storm
Finals MVP Marvin Phillips (London Lightning)
NBL Canada seasons

The 2012–13 NBL Canada season is the second season of the National Basketball League of Canada. The regular season began on Friday, November 2, 2012, when the Summerside Storm hosted the Saint John Mill Rats. The regular season ended on Saturday, March 16, 2013.[1] The playoffs started on March 19 and ended on April 12 when the London Lightning defeated the Summerside Storm in Game 4 of their series, 87–80, winning the Finals, 3–1 and to capture the franchise's second NBL Canada title. Marvin Phillips was named the Finals MVP.[2]

Preseason[edit]

Following the end of the 2011-12 NBL Canada season, the NBL Canada awarded Windsor, Ontario a franchise, named the Windsor Express, for the 2012-13 season.[3] With the addition of the Express, the NBL Canada incorporated two four-team divisions, the Central and the Atlantic.[4]

Later in the preseason, the Quebec Kebs relocated to Laval, Quebec and were renamed the Laval Kebs. However, the Keb's ownership folded the team before the start of the 2012-13 season. The NBL Canada replaced the Kebs with a franchise in Montreal, Quebec, named the Montreal Jazz.[5]

Draft[edit]

The 2012 NBL Canada Draft was held August 27, 2012. The Windsor Express had the first pick and selected center Robert Curtis.[6]

Regular Season[edit]

The regular season began on November 2, 2012 with the Saint John Mill Rats taking on the Summerside Storm. The number of games played by each team was increased to 40. The regular season ended on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Standings[edit]

Overall[edit]

# 2012–13 NBL Canada Standings
Team W L GB PCT PF PA STK
1 xy-London Lightning 33 7 -- .825 108.8 97.0 L1
2 xy-Summerside Storm 26 14 7 .650 107.5 101.1 W7
3 x-Windsor Express 22 18 11 .550 98.5 97.2 W7
4 x-Saint John Mill Rats 20 20 13 .500 104.0 104.5 L1
5 x-Moncton Miracles 20 20 13 .500 101.0 99.5 W5
6 Halifax Rainmen 19 21 14 .475 101.7 101.4 L3
7 Oshawa Power 18 22 15 .450 103.5 106.0 L10
8 Montreal Jazz 2 38 31 .050 93.8 112.0 L21

By division[edit]

# Atlantic Division
Team W L GB PCT
1 xy-Summerside Storm 26 14 -- .650
2 x-Saint John Mill Rats 20 20 6 .500
3 x-Moncton Miracles 20 20 6 .500
4 Halifax Rainmen 19 21 7 .475
# Central Division
Team W L GB PCT
1 xy-London Lightning 33 7 -- .825
2 x-Windsor Express 22 18 11 .550
3 Oshawa Power 18 22 15 .450
4 Montreal Jazz 2 38 31 .050

Notes

  • x – Clinched playoff spot
  • y – Clinched division title

Statistics leaders[edit]

Individual statistic leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Statistics
Points per game Devin Sweetney Moncton Miracles 24.9
Rebounds per game Isaac Butts Summerside Storm 11.1
Assists per game Darren Duncan Windsor Express 8.3
Steals per game Chris Hagan Montreal Jazz 2.5
Blocks per game Jonas Pierre Moncton Miracles 2.59
Fouls per game Sylvania Watkins Moncton Miracles 3.9
FG% Isaac Butts Moncton Miracles 0.603
FT% Jermaine Blackburn London Lightning 0.883
3FG% Jermaine Blackburn London Lightning 0.472
Double-Doubles Antonio Ballard Summerside Storm 15
Triple-Doubles N/A N/A N/A

Awards[edit]

Yearly awards[edit]

Source:[7]

Players of the week[edit]

The following players were named the NBL Canada Players of the Week.

Week ending NBL Canada Player of the Week
Player Club
November 4 Tyrone Levett Moncton Miracles
November 11 Greg Plummer Summerside Storm
November 18 Morgan Lewis London Lightning
November 25 Devin Sweetney Moncton Miracles
December 3 Darren Duncan Windsor Express
December 10 Quinnel Brown Halifax Rainmen
December 17 Nick Okorie Oshawa Power
December 24 Elvin Mims London Lightning
December 31 Chris Commons Windsor Express
January 7 Eric Frederick Montreal Jazz
January 14 Devin Sweetney Moncton Miracles
January 28 Anthony Anderson Saint John Mill Rats
February 4 Melvin Goins Halifax Rainmen
February 11 Marvin Phillips London Lightning
February 18 Isaac Butts Moncton Miracles
February 25 Marvin Phillips London Lightning
March 4 Isaac Butts Moncton Miracles
March 11 Omari Johnson Summerside Storm
March 18 Kenny Jones Saint John Mill Rats

Playoffs[edit]

The NBL Canada Championship Playoffs began on March 19, with the top five teams going for the championship. The two division winners, along with the second place team with the next best record are given the top three seeds. The next two teams in terms of record are given the lower seeds.

The fourth and fifth seeds meet each other in the first round of the NBL Canada Playoffs. The winner of this best-of-three series goes on to meet the first seed in a best-of-five semi-finals series. Second and third seeds meet in the other semi-finals series. The winner of the two semi-finals series will meet in a final best-of-five series, known as the NBL Finals.


  Wild card     Semifinals     Finals
                           
        1  London 3  
  4  Saint John 1     5  Moncton 1    
  5  Moncton 2         1  London 3
      2  Summerside 1
        2  Summerside 3    
        3  Windsor 2  

Wild card series[edit]

(4) Saint John Mill Rats vs. (5) Moncton Miracles

March 19
7:00 pm
Moncton Miracles 98, Saint John Mill Rats 90
March 22
7:00 pm
Saint John Mill Rats 126, Moncton Miracles 99
March 23
7:00 pm
Saint John Mill Rats 103, Moncton Miracles 111
Harbour Station, Saint John, New Brunswick


Semifinals[edit]

(1) London Lightning vs. (5) Moncton Miracles

March 25
7:00 pm
London Lightning 106, Moncton Miracles 80
March 27
7:00 pm
London Lightning 89, Moncton Miracles 78
Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario
March 29
7:00 pm
Moncton Miracles 114, London Lightning 103
March 30
7:00 pm
Moncton Miracles 98, London Lightning 104
Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, New Brunswick

(2) Summerside Storm vs. (3) Windsor Express

March 24
2:00 pm
Summerside Storm 112, Windsor Express 114
March 26
7:00 pm
Summerside Storm 114, Windsor Express 98
Consolidated Credit Union Place, Summerside, Prince Edward Island
March 28
7:00 pm
Windsor Express 84, Summerside Storm 112
March 30
7:00 pm
Windsor Express 124, Summerside Storm 122
WFCU Centre, Windsor, Ontario
April 2
7:00 pm
Summerside Storm 109, Windsor Express 103
Consolidated Credit Union Place, Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Finals[edit]

(1) London Lightning vs. (2) Summerside Storm

April 6
7:00 pm
London Lightning 105, Summerside Storm 100
April 7
7:00 pm
London Lightning 99, Summerside Storm 96
Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario
April 10
7:00 pm
Summerside Storm 111, London Lightning 99
April 12
7:00 pm
Summerside Storm 80, London Lightning 87
Consolidated Credit Union Place, Summerside, Prince Edward Island

All-Star Game[edit]

The 2013 NBL All-Star Game will take place the weekend of April 13–14, in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Roster[edit]

^INJ Will not participate due to injury.
^OSC Will not participate due to overseas commitment.

Game[edit]

April 14, 2013
Atlantic Division 145, Central Division 150
Scoring by quarter: 35–34, 34–41, 35–45, 41–30
Pts: Ballard 28
Rebs: Ballard 11
Asts: Crouch 15
Pts: Phillips 37
Rebs: Phillips 14
Asts: Atuahene 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Storm Release 2012-13 Regular Season Schedule". nblcanada.pointstreaksites.com. 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  2. ^ "London Lightning Claim 2nd Consecutive NBL Canada Championship". nblcanada.ca. 12 April 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Windsor Expansion Bid Approved". National Basketball League of Canada. June 28, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "History". nblcanada.pointstreaksites.com. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  5. ^ "The National Basketball League of Canada Approves Ottawa". NBL Canada. November 13, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "The 2012 NBL Canada Draft Night Recap". nblcanada.pointstreaksites.com. 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  7. ^ http://nblcanada.pointstreaksites.com/view/nblcanada/nbl-canada-headlines/news_71281
  8. ^ a b "2013 NBL Canada All-Stars Named". nblcanada.ca. NBL Canada. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 

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