1982 NBL season

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1982 NBL season
League National Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Duration 6 February – 11 July (Regular season)
16 July – 18 July (Finals)
Number of games 26
Number of teams 14
TV partner(s) ABC
Regular season
Top seed West Adelaide Bearcats
Season MVP Al Green
Top scorer Reg Biddings
Finals
Champions West Adelaide Bearcats
  Runners-up Geelong Cats
NBL seasons

The 1982 NBL season was the fourth season of the National Basketball League (NBL). The regular season began on 6 February and ended on 11 July. The finals began on 16 July with the semi-finals before concluding on 18 July with the NBL Grand Final.

Ladder[edit]

The home-and-away regular season took place over 22 rounds between 6 February and 11 July, with all 14 teams competing in 26 games.

# Team Pld W L % Win %
1 West Adelaide Bearcats 26 21 5 115.9% 80.80%
2 Geelong Cats 26 20 6 105.8% 76.90%
3 Nunawading Spectres 26 19 7 110.8% 73.10%
4 Coburg Giants 26 18 8 109.3% 69.20%
5 Newcastle Falcons 26 17 9 106% 65.40%
6 St Kilda Saints 26 17 9 104.5% 65.40%
7 Adelaide City Eagles 26 15 11 104.2% 57.70%
8 Brisbane Bullets 26 12 14 97.1% 46.20%
9 Illawarra Hawks 26 11 15 97.4% 42.30%
10 Weststate Wildcats 26 10 16 92.9% 38.50%
11 Canberra Cannons 26 8 18 95.9% 30.80%
12 Sydney Supersonics 26 7 19 90.5% 26.90%
13 Launceston Casino City Tigers 26 5 21 89.8% 19.20%
14 Bankstown Bruins 26 2 24 83.9% 7.7%

Finals[edit]

The NBL finals series in 1982 consisted of two semi-final games, and one championship-deciding grand final. All three of these finals games were sudden death.

Bracket[edit]

Semi Finals Grand Final
           
1 West Adelaide Bearcats 94
4 Coburg Giants 74
1 West Adelaide Bearcats 80
2 Geelong Cats 74
2 Geelong Cats 71
3 Nunawading Spectres 59

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
16 July West Adelaide Bearcats 94–74 Coburg Giants Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre
16 July Geelong Cats 101–59 Nunawading Spectres Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre

Grand Final[edit]

Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
18 July West Adelaide Bearcats 80–74 Geelong Cats Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre

Awards[edit]

Statistics leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Points Reg Biddings Adelaide City Eagles 782 pts / 26 games[1]
Rebounds per game George Morrow Newcastle Falcons 15.0 rpg / 26 games[1]
Field goal percentage Ian Manson Geelong Cats 64.3% (56/87)[1]
Free throw percentage Reg Biddings Adelaide City Eagles 88.3% (182/206)[1]

Regular season[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "All Time Leaders". nbl.gearbox.performgroup.com. Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "All NBL First Team". andthefoul.net. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. 

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