1993 NBL season

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1993 NBL season
League National Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Duration 16 April 1993 – 26 September 1993
29 September 1993 – 17 October 1993 (Finals)
23 – 31 October 1993 (Grand Finals)
Number of teams 14
TV partner(s) Network Ten
Regular season
Top seed Perth Wildcats
Season MVP Robert Rose
Finals
Champions Melbourne Tigers
  Runners-up Perth Wildcats
Finals MVP Ricky Grace
NBL seasons

The 1993 NBL season was the 15th season of National Basketball League competition since its establishment in 1979. A total of 14 teams contested the league, It was broadcast on Network Ten at midnight due to low ratings of live coverage until 1997, Townsville Suns made their debut this season.

Clubs[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The home and away season took place over 23 rounds between 16 April 1993 and 26 September 1993 with final series on 29 September 1993 until 17 October 1993 and grand finals on 23 October until 31 October 1993.

Ladder[edit]

# Team Pld W L
1 Perth Wildcats 35 26 9
2 South East Melbourne Magic 30 22 8
3 Melbourne Tigers 33 22 11
4 Brisbane Bullets 31 19 12
5 Illawarra Hawks 28 15 13
6 Newcastle Falcons 28 15 13
7 Adelaide 36ers 28 14 14
8 North Melbourne Giants 29 14 15
9 Canberra Cannons 26 12 14
10 Gold Coast Rollers 26 12 14
11 Sydney Kings 26 11 15
12 Geelong Supercats 26 7 19
13 Hobart Devils 26 6 20
14 Townsville Suns 26 4 22

Finals[edit]

There were eight quarter finals, four semi-finals, and then best of three grand final. All three of these finals were sudden death.

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
29 September Adelaide 36ers 93-99 South East Melbourne Magic Clipsal Powerhouse
29 September Illawarra Hawks 98-118 Melbourne Tigers Illawarra Basketball Stadium
29 September North Melbourne Giants 105-101 Perth Wildcats The Glass House
29 September Newcastle Falcons 99-125 Brisbane Bullets Newcastle Entertainment Centre
1 October Brisbane Bullets 122-118 Newcastle Falcons Brisbane Entertainment Centre
1 October South East Melbourne Magic 102-87 Adelaide 36ers National Tennis Centre at Flinders Park
1 October Perth Wildcats 132-96 North Melbourne Giants Perth Entertainment Centre
2 October Melbourne Tigers 108-98 Illawarra Hawks National Tennis Centre at Flinders Park
3 October Perth Wildcats 117-104 North Melbourne Giants Perth Entertainment Centre

Semi-Finals[edit]

Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
10 October Brisbane Bullets 101-97 Perth Wildcats Brisbane Entertainment Centre
11 October Melbourne Tigers 108-106 South East Melbourne Magic National Tennis Centre at Flinders Park
15 October South East Melbourne Magic 72-89 Melbourne Tigers National Tennis Centre at Flinders Park
15 October Perth Wildcats 120-107 Brisbane Bullets Perth Entertainment Centre
17 October Perth Wildcats 119-80 Brisbane Bullets Perth Entertainment Centre

Grand Final[edit]

Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
23 October Melbourne Tigers 117-113 Perth Wildcats National Tennis Centre at Flinders Park
29 October Perth Wildcats 112-105 Melbourne Tigers Perth Entertainment Centre
31 October Perth Wildcats 102-104 Melbourne Tigers Perth Entertainment Centre

1993 NBL statistics leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Andrew Gaze Melbourne Tigers 32.0
Rebounds per game Mark Davis Adelaide 36ers 12.9
Assists per game Andre Lafleur Gold Coast Rollers 9.1
Steals per game Robert Rose South East Melbourne Magic 3.0
Blocks per game Ricky Jones Townsville Suns 2.2
Free throw percentage David Colbert Brisbane Bullets 93.3%

NBL awards[edit]

All NBL Team[edit]

# Player Team
PG Robert Rose South East Melbourne Magic
SG Andrew Gaze Melbourne Tigers
SF Leroy Loggins Brisbane Bullets
PF Melvin Thomas Illawarra Hawks
C Terry Dozier Newcastle Falcons