2010 New Zealand NBL season

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2010 New Zealand NBL season
League National Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Duration 4 March – 1 July
Number of games 18
Number of teams 10
Regular season
Minor premiers Wellington Saints
Season MVP Lindsay Tait (Wellington Saints)
Top scorer Eric Devendorf (Wellington Saints)
Playoffs
Champions Wellington Saints
  Runners-up Waikato Pistons
Finals MVP Lindsay Tait
New Zealand NBL seasons

The 2010 New Zealand National Basketball League season was the 29th running of the competition. In 2010, the Southland Sharks began their first season in the competition, the Otago Nuggets returned after a one-year absence, and the Auckland Stars were suspended due to financial problems.

The regular season began on Thursday 4 March and concluded on Friday 19 June. The playoffs began on Tuesday 22 June and concluded on Thursday 1 July, with the Wellington Saints taking home their sixth NBL title after defeating the Waikato Pistons 2–1 in the best-of-three finals series. Saints' guard Lindsay Tait was recognised as the most valuable player of the regular season and of the finals series.

Standings[edit]

# Regular Season Standings
Team W L PCT PTS
1 Wellington Saints 14 4 78 28
2 Waikato Pistons 13 5 72 26
3 Nelson Giants 12 6 67 24
4 Harbour Heat 11 7 61 22
5 Hawke's Bay Hawks 11 7 61 22
6 Southland Sharks 9 9 50 18
7 Christchurch Cougars 9 9 50 18
8 Taranaki Mountainairs 6 12 33 12
9 Manawatu Jets 5 13 27 10
10 Otago Nuggets 0 18 0 0

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Finals
                               
        1  Wellington Saints 98  
  4  Harbour Heat 77     5  Hawke's Bay Hawks 92    
  5  Hawke's Bay Hawks 82         Gold Cup icon.svg  Wellington Saints 74 98 82
         Waikato Pistons 80 69 79
        2  Waikato Pistons 74    
  3  Nelson Giants 82     3  Nelson Giants 62  
  6  Southland Sharks 67  

Awards[edit]

Player of the Week[edit]

Round Player Team Ref
1 Eric Devendorf Wellington Saints [1]
2 Thomas Abercrombie Waikato Pistons [2]
3 Rick Rickert Harbour Heat [3][4]
4 Eric Devendorf Wellington Saints [5][6]
5 Jeremy Kench Christchurch Cougars [7][8]
6 Erron Maxey Wellington Saints [9]
7 René Rougeau Southland Sharks [10]
8 Thomas Abercrombie Waikato Pistons [11]
9 Eric Devendorf Wellington Saints [12]
10 Michael Harrison Nelson Giants [13]
11 Thomas Abercrombie Waikato Pistons [14]
12 René Rougeau Southland Sharks [15]
13 Lindsay Tait Wellington Saints [16]
14 Lindsay Tait Wellington Saints [17]
15 René Rougeau Southland Sharks [18]
16 René Rougeau Southland Sharks [19]

Statistics leaders[edit]

Stats as of the end of the regular season[20]

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Eric Devendorf Wellington Saints 25.6
Rebounds per game Alex Pledger Waikato Pistons 12.6
Assists per game Lindsay Tait Wellington Saints 7.1
Steals per game René Rougeau Southland Sharks 3.8
Blocks per game Jon Rogers Hawke's Bay Hawks 2.2

Regular season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]