2004–05 NBL season

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2004–05 NBL season
League National Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Duration 29 September 2004 – 26 February 2005
1 – 5 March 2005 (Semi-Finals)
11 – 19 March 2005 (Grand Finals)
Number of teams 11
TV partner(s) Fox Sports
Regular season
Top seed Sydney Kings
Season MVP Brian Wethers
Finals
Champions Sydney Kings
  Runners-up Wollongong Hawks
Finals MVP Jason Smith
NBL seasons

The 2004–05 NBL season was the 27th season of competition since its establishment in 1979. A total of 11 teams contested the league, The Victoria Giants has been folded.

Regular season[edit]

The home and away season took place over 22 rounds between 29 September 2004 and 26 February 2005 with finals starting 1 March 2005 until 5 March 2005 and grand final on 11–19 March 2005.

Round 1[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
29 September New Zealand Breakers 94–106 Adelaide 36ers Trusts Stadium box score report
30 September Hunter Pirates 97–105 Brisbane Bullets Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
1 October Wollongong Hawks 96–88 Melbourne Tigers WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
2 October Perth Wildcats 120–97 West Sydney Razorbacks Challenge Stadium box score report
2 October Melbourne Tigers 99–96 Cairns Taipans State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
2 October Townsville Crocodiles 114–111 Adelaide 36ers Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report

Round 2[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
6 October Adelaide 36ers 111–91 Townsville Crocodiles Adelaide Arena box score report
8 October Hunter Pirates 95–88 Melbourne Tigers Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
9 October Melbourne Tigers 112–95 Townsville Crocodiles State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
9 October Wollongong Hawks 108–100 Brisbane Bullets WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
10 October Perth Wildcats 110–93 Cairns Taipans Challenge Stadium box score report
10 October West Sydney Razorbacks 106–75 Brisbane Bullets State Sports Centre box score report
10 October New Zealand Breakers 96–94 Sydney Kings Trusts Stadium box score report

Round 3[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
13 October Hunter Pirates 72–85 Perth Wildcats Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
13 October Sydney Kings 90–89 Melbourne Tigers Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
15 October New Zealand Breakers 92–111 Wollongong Hawks North Shore Events Centre box score report
15 October Townsville Crocodiles 101–108 Perth Wildcats Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
16 October Adelaide 36ers 103–101 Hunter Pirates Adelaide Arena box score report
16 October Brisbane Bullets 111–113 West Sydney Razorbacks Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
16 October Cairns Taipans 108–100 Perth Wildcats Cairns Convention Centre box score report
16 October Melbourne Tigers 109–112 Sydney Kings State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
17 October Sydney Kings 120–99 Brisbane Bullets Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report

Round 4[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
20 October Wollongong Hawks 95–83 Townsville Crocodiles WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
22 October Brisbane Bullets 111–105 Sydney Kings Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
23 October Adelaide 36ers 104–78 New Zealand Breakers Adelaide Arena box score report
23 October Cairns Taipans 98–87 Wollongong Hawks Cairns Convention Centre box score report
23 October West Sydney Razorbacks 97–105 Melbourne Tigers State Sports Centre box score report
24 October Sydney Kings 107–94 Hunter Pirates Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
24 October Townsville Crocodiles 129–108 Brisbane Bullets Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report

Round 5[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
27 October Perth Wildcats 99–117 Wollongong Hawks Challenge Stadium box score report
27 October West Sydney Razorbacks 87–84 Cairns Taipans State Sports Centre box score report
29 October New Zealand Breakers 90–83 West Sydney Razorbacks North Shore Events Centre box score report
29 October Melbourne Tigers 97–108 Brisbane Bullets State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
29 October Sydney Kings 98–82 Cairns Taipans Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
30 October Adelaide 36ers 110–75 Cairns Taipans Adelaide Arena box score report
30 October Hunter Pirates 127–115 Brisbane Bullets Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
30 October New Zealand Breakers 106–97 West Sydney Razorbacks Trusts Stadium box score report

Round 6[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
1 November Perth Wildcats 117–111 Townsville Crocodiles Challenge Stadium box score report
3 November Sydney Kings 122–106 Adelaide 36ers Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
5 November West Sydney Razorbacks 88–93 Brisbane Bullets State Sports Centre box score report
5 November Wollongong Hawks 99–84 Cairns Taipans WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
6 November Townsville Crocodiles 125–102 Melbourne Tigers Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
6 November Perth Wildcats 108–101 Adelaide 36ers Challenge Stadium box score report
6 November Brisbane Bullets 96–105 Cairns Taipans Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
6 November Hunter Pirates 90–81 Wollongong Hawks Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
6 November New Zealand Breakers 94–108 Sydney Kings Trusts Stadium box score report

Round 7[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
8 November Cairns Taipans 91–107 Sydney Kings Cairns Convention Centre box score report
10 November Wollongong Hawks 109–83 New Zealand Breakers WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
13 November Adelaide 36ers 102–85 West Sydney Razorbacks Adelaide Arena box score report
13 November New Zealand Breakers 95–98 Brisbane Bullets North Shore Events Centre box score report
13 November Melbourne Tigers 98–84 Cairns Taipans State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
13 November Sydney Kings 83–90 Perth Wildcats Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
13 November Townsville Crocodiles 125–104 Hunter Pirates Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
14 November West Sydney Razorbacks 90–101 Perth Wildcats Whitlam Centre box score report

Round 8[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
17 November Cairns Taipans 104–87 Melbourne Tigers Cairns Convention Centre box score report
17 November Sydney Kings 91–109 Townsville Crocodiles Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
19 November Perth Wildcats 77–83 Hunter Pirates Challenge Stadium box score report
19 November Melbourne Tigers 111–94 Adelaide 36ers State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
19 November New Zealand Breakers 98–108 Cairns Taipans Trusts Stadium box score report
19 November Wollongong Hawks 106–105 Victoria Titans WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
20 November West Sydney Razorbacks 96–82 Townsville Crocodiles State Sports Centre box score report
21 November Adelaide 36ers 95–93 Perth Wildcats Adelaide Arena box score report
21 November Cairns Taipans 105–108 Brisbane Bullets Cairns Convention Centre box score report
21 November Hunter Pirates 100–94 Townsville Crocodiles Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
21 November Sydney Kings 123–89 West Sydney Razorbacks Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report

Round 9[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
24 November Brisbane Bullets 107–98 Perth Wildcats Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
26 November Hunter Pirates 88–95 Wollongong Hawks Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
26 November Melbourne Tigers 103–88 New Zealand Breakers State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
26 November West Sydney Razorbacks 93–76 Sydney Kings Sydney Superdome box score report
26 November Townsville Crocodiles 102–111 Perth Wildcats Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
27 November Adelaide 36ers 119–107 Melbourne Tigers Adelaide Arena box score report
27 November Brisbane Bullets 118–90 Hunter Pirates Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
27 November Cairns Taipans 82–90 Perth Wildcats Cairns Convention Centre box score report
28 November New Zealand Breakers 117–108 Townsville Crocodiles Trusts Stadium box score report

Round 10[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
1 December West Sydney Razorbacks 85–82 Townsville Crocodiles Whitlam Centre box score report
3 December Wollongong Hawks 127–94 New Zealand Breakers WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
4 December Adelaide 36ers 108–84 West Sydney Razorbacks Adelaide Arena box score report
4 December Brisbane Bullets 86–94 New Zealand Breakers Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
4 December Hunter Pirates 112–94 Melbourne Tigers Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
4 December Sydney Kings 86–76 Wollongong Hawks Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
5 December Perth Wildcats 90–97 Townsville Crocodiles Challenge Stadium box score report

Round 11[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
8 December Hunter Pirates 115–103 Cairns Taipans Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
10 December New Zealand Breakers 106–94 Hunter Pirates North Shore Events Centre box score report
10 December West Sydney Razorbacks 114–98 Adelaide 36ers State Sports Centre box score report
10 December Wollongong Hawks 89–92 Perth Wildcats WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
10 December Townsville Crocodiles 97–88 Cairns Taipans Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
11 December Melbourne Tigers 119–100 Perth Wildcats State Sports Centre box score report
12 December Adelaide 36ers 104–93 Hunter Pirates Adelaide Arena box score report
12 December Brisbane Bullets 111–93 Wollongong Hawks Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
12 December Cairns Taipans 100–86 New Zealand Breakers Cairns Convention Centre box score report

Round 12[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
15 December West Sydney Razorbacks 106–96 Perth Wildcats State Sports Centre box score report
16 December Sydney Kings 97–96 Hunter Pirates Trusts Stadium box score report
17 December New Zealand Breakers 88–89 Adelaide 36ers Trusts Stadium box score report
17 December Townsville Crocodiles 97–105 Wollongong Hawks Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
18 December Perth Wildcats 96–82 West Sydney Razorbacks Challenge Stadium box score report
18 December Brisbane Bullets 105–106 Sydney Kings Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
18 December Cairns Taipans 80–78 Wollongong Hawks Cairns Convention Centre box score report
18 December Melbourne Tigers 112–103 Hunter Pirates State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
19 December Adelaide 36ers 107–110 Townsville Crocodiles Adelaide Arena box score report

Round 13[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
22 December Brisbane Bullets 134–128 Townsville Crocodiles Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
22 December Wollongong Hawks 105–81 Adelaide 36ers WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
26 December West Sydney Razorbacks 98–101 Melbourne Tigers State Sports Centre box score report

Round 14[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
29 December Perth Wildcats 88–110 Adelaide 36ers Challenge Stadium box score report
29 December Sydney Kings 102–97 New Zealand Breakers Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
31 December Adelaide 36ers 102–94 Sydney Kings Adelaide Arena box score report
31 December Cairns Taipans 90–99 West Sydney Razorbacks Cairns Convention Centre box score report
31 December Melbourne Tigers 96–118 Wollongong Hawks State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
31 December Brisbane Bullets 108–102 Perth Wildcats Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
31 December Townsville Crocodiles 114–103 New Zealand Breakers Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
2 January New Zealand Breakers 110–109 Perth Wildcats Trusts Stadium box score report
2 January Hunter Pirates 118–117 Cairns Taipans Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
2 January Sydney Kings 109–108 Townsville Crocodiles Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
2 January Wollongong Hawks 90–61 West Sydney Razorbacks WIN Entertainment Centre box score report

Round 15[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
5 January Brisbane Bullets 98–101 Adelaide 36ers Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
6 January Melbourne Tigers 102–83 Hunter Pirates State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
7 January New Zealand Breakers 105–106 Cairns Taipans Trusts Stadium box score report
7 January Wollongong Hawks 100–83 Brisbane Bullets WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
7 January Townsville Crocodiles 123–116 Sydney Kings Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
8 January Brisbane Bullets 123–105 Wollongong Hawks Adelaide Arena box score report
8 January Perth Wildcats 86–102 Melbourne Tigers Challenge Stadium box score report
8 January Hunter Pirates 113–110 Adelaide 36ers Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
9 January Cairns Taipans 76–105 Sydney Kings Cairns Convention Centre box score report
9 January West Sydney Razorbacks 113–118 Townsville Crocodiles Whitlam Centre box score report

Round 16[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
12 January Melbourne Tigers 112–95 Adelaide 36ers State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
12 January Wollongong Hawks 101–73 Cairns Taipans WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
14 January Adelaide 36ers 116–105 Sydney Kings Adelaide Arena box score report
14 January Hunter Pirates 105–96 West Sydney Razorbacks Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
14 January New Zealand Breakers 105–111 Melbourne Tigers North Shore Events Centre box score report
15 January Brisbane Bullets 112–95 Hunter Pirates Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
15 January Cairns Taipans 98–100 Townsville Crocodiles Cairns Convention Centre box score report
15 January Sydney Kings 100–86 West Sydney Razorbacks Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
16 January Perth Wildcats 95–104 Wollongong Hawks Challenge Stadium box score report
16 January Townsville Crocodiles 109–101 Melbourne Tigers Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report

Round 17[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
21 January Sydney Kings 100–93 Adelaide 36ers Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
21 January New Zealand Breakers 89–103 Hunter Pirates Trusts Stadium box score report
21 January Townsville Crocodiles 119–96 West Sydney Razorbacks Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
22 January Brisbane Bullets 92–91 Adelaide 36ers Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
22 January Cairns Taipans 107–96 West Sydney Razorbacks Cairns Convention Centre box score report
22 January Wollongong Hawks 80–99 Melbourne Tigers WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
23 January Perth Wildcats 103–88 Sydney Kings Challenge Stadium box score report
23 January Melbourne Tigers 98–97 New Zealand Breakers State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report

Round 18[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
26 January Brisbane Bullets 117–77 New Zealand Breakers Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
26 January Adelaide 36ers 121–107 Melbourne Tigers Adelaide Arena box score report
28 January Hunter Pirates 107–96 New Zealand Breakers Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
28 January Perth Wildcats 88–94 Sydney Kings Singapore Indoor Stadium box score report
28 January Townsville Crocodiles 122–120 Brisbane Bullets Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
29 January Adelaide 36ers 72–85 Wollongong Hawks Adelaide Arena box score report
29 January Cairns Taipans 96–110 Brisbane Bullets Cairns Convention Centre box score report
29 January West Sydney Razorbacks 92–106 New Zealand Breakers Whitlam Centre box score report

Round 19[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
2 February West Sydney Razorbacks 103–76 Hunter Pirates State Sports Centre box score report
4 February Perth Wildcats 119–106 Brisbane Bullets Challenge Stadium box score report
4 February Cairns Taipans 98–96 Hunter Pirates Cairns Convention Centre box score report
4 February Wollongong Hawks 112–118 Adelaide 36ers WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
5 February Melbourne Tigers 109–93 West Sydney Razorbacks State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
5 February Townsville Crocodiles 133–127 Hunter Pirates Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
6 February Adelaide 36ers 105–100 Cairns Taipans Adelaide Arena box score report

Round 20[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
9 February Hunter Pirates 112–101 Perth Wildcats Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
9 February Sydney Kings 93–95 Wollongong Hawks Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
9 February New Zealand Breakers 108–109 Townsville Crocodiles Trusts Stadium box score report
11 February Hunter Pirates 113–118 Sydney Kings Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
11 February Melbourne Tigers 102–100 Brisbane Bullets State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
11 February West Sydney Razorbacks 117–95 Wollongong Hawks State Sports Centre box score report
12 February Adelaide 36ers 109–105 Brisbane Bullets Adelaide Arena box score report
12 February Sydney Kings 96–74 Melbourne Tigers Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
12 February Townsville Crocodiles 133–110 New Zealand Breakers Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
13 February Cairns Taipans 106–108 New Zealand Breakers Cairns Convention Centre box score report
13 February Wollongong Hawks 135–140 Hunter Pirates WIN Entertainment Centre box score report

Round 21[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
16 February Melbourne Tigers 101–102 Perth Wildcats State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
18 February Perth Wildcats 129–91 New Zealand Breakers Challenge Stadium box score report
18 February Hunter Pirates 127–100 West Sydney Razorbacks Newcastle Entertainment Centre box score report
18 February Wollongong Hawks 85–77 Sydney Kings WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
18 February Brisbane Bullets 104–91 Melbourne Tigers Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
19 February West Sydney Razorbacks 85–112 Sydney Kings State Sports Centre box score report
19 February Townsville Crocodiles 121–95 Cairns Taipans Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
20 February Perth Wildcats 108–97 New Zealand Breakers Challenge Stadium box score report
20 February Cairns Taipans 101–99 Adelaide 36ers Cairns Convention Centre box score report

Round 22[edit]

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
23 February Brisbane Bullets 113–99 Hunter Pirates Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
24 February Melbourne Tigers 108–88 Perth Wildcats State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
25 February Adelaide 36ers 110–125 Brisbane Bullets Adelaide Arena box score report
26 February Townsville Crocodiles 112–100 Melbourne Tigers Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report

Ladder[edit]

This is the ladder at the end of season, before the finals. In all, 176 games were played, 32 for each team. The top 4 teams qualified for the finals series.

Team Pld Won Lost Last 5 Streak Home Away  % Pts  % Won
1 Sydney Kings 37 26 11 5-0 W6 16-3 10-8 107 70
2 Wollongong Hawks 37 22 15 2-3 L3 13-5 9-10 103 59
3 Adelaide 36ers 33 19 14 3-2 L2 14-3 5-11 102 57
4 Townsville Crocodiles 35 20 15 3-2 L2 14-4 6-11 102 57
5 Melbourne Tigers 34 18 16 1-4 L1 13-4 5-12 100 52
6 Brisbane Bullets 36 19 17 3-2 L2 12-6 7-11 101 52
7 Perth Wildcats 33 17 16 3-2 L1 9-7 8-9 101 51
8 Hunter Pirates 33 15 18 3-2 L2 12-4 3-14 98 45
9 West Sydney Razorbacks 32 11 21 2-3 L2 9-7 2-14 94 34
10 Cairns Taipans 32 11 21 2-3 L2 9-7 2-14 94 34
11 New Zealand Breakers 32 9 23 1-4 L2 6-10 3-13 91 28

Finals Series[edit]

Semi Finals[edit]

(best-of-three series)

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
1 March Sydney Kings 113–79 Brisbane Bullets Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
2 March Wollongong Hawks 100–84 Townsville Crocodiles WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
4 March Brisbane Bullets 105–111 Sydney Kings Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
5 March Townsville Crocodiles 105–109 Wollongong Hawks Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report

Grand Final[edit]

(best-of-three series)

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
12 March Sydney Kings 96–73 Wollongong Hawks Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
14 March Wollongong Hawks 80–105 Sydney Kings WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
19 March Sydney Kings 112–85 Wollongong Hawks Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report

Awards[edit]

All NBL Team[edit]

# Player Team
PG Darnell Mee[1] Wollongong Hawks
SG Jason Smith Sydney Kings
SF Brian Wethers Hunter Pirates
PF Chris Burgess Cairns Taipans
C Mark Bradtke Melbourne Tigers

Player of the month[edit]

Coach of the month[edit]

References[edit]