2018–19 NBL season

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National Basketball League
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Competition details
Season 2018–19
Teams 8
Dates 11 October 2018 – 17 March 2019
TV Australia: New Zealand: Online:
Final positions
Champions Perth Wildcats
(9th championship)
Runners-up Melbourne United
Semifinalists Sydney Kings
Brisbane Bullets
Awards
MVP Australia Andrew Bogut
(Sydney Kings)
Finals MVP United States Terrico White
(Perth Wildcats)
Statistical leaders
Efficiency Australia Matt Hodgson
(Brisbane Bullets)
63%
Points United States Bryce Cotton
(Perth Wildcats)
United States Melo Trimble
(Cairns Taipans)
22.5
Rebounds Australia Andrew Bogut
(Sydney Kings)
11.7
Assists Australia Nathan Sobey
(Adelaide 36ers)
5.2
NBL seasons

The 2018–19 NBL season was the 41st season of the National Basketball League since its establishment in 1979. A total of eight teams have contested the league. The regular season had been played between October 2018 and February 2019, followed by a post-season featuring the top four in March 2019.

Australian broadcast rights to the season are held by Fox Sports, in the fourth year of a five-year deal, with two game per week simulcast on the Nine Network. In New Zealand, Sky Sport are the official league broadcaster.

As Australia and New Zealand are participating in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification, the league will take a break during the FIBA international windows of 26 November to 4 December 2018 and 18-26 February 2019.

The Perth Wildcats won their ninth NBL championship after defeating Melbourne United in the Grand Final.

Pre-season[edit]

The pre-season featured games in China and Maylasia. As well, it featured the NBLxNBA 2018 Tour in which five NBL teams played a total of seven games. Five NBL teams played a total of seven games against NBA teams in the 2018 pre-season.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Ladder[edit]

# Team Pld W L Last 5 Streak Home Away For Against % Win %
1 Perth Wildcats 28 18 10 4-1 L1 12–2 6–8 2499 2355 106.11% 64.29%
2 Melbourne United 28 18 10 3-2 W1 10–4 8–6 2586 2478 104.36% 64.29%
3 Sydney Kings 28 18 10 4-1 W1 9–5 9–5 2438 2380 102.44% 64.29%
4 Brisbane Bullets 28 14 14 2-3 W1 9-5 5–9 2503 2480 100.93% 50.00%
5 Adelaide 36ers 28 14 14 2-3 L2 6–8 8–6 2687 2681 100.22% 50.00%
6 New Zealand Breakers 28 12 16 2-3 L1 7–7 5–9 2649 2641 100.30% 42.86%
7 Illawarra Hawks 28 12 16 1-4 L3 8–6 4–10 2493 2664 93.58% 42.86%
8 Cairns Taipans 28 6 22 2-3 L1 3–11 3–11 2400 2576 93.17% 21.43%

Ladder Progression[edit]

  • Numbers highlighted in green indicate that the team finished the round inside the top four.
  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished first on the ladder in that round.
  • Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished last place on the ladder in that round.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Adelaide 36ers 3 4 4 6 7 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5
Brisbane Bullets 5 6 6 3 5 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 4
Cairns Taipans 2 3 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Illawarra Hawks 8 7 7 7 6 7 7 5 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 7
Melbourne United 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 3 3 2 2 1 1 2 2
New Zealand Breakers 6 8 5 5 4 4 6 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 6
Perth Wildcats 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 3 3 2 2 1 1
Sydney Kings 7 5 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3

Finals Series[edit]

The 2018–19 National Basketball League Finals will be played in March 2019, consisting of two best-of-three semi-final series and the best-of-five Grand Final series. In the semi-finals, the higher seed hosts the first and third games. In the Grand Final, the higher seed hosts the first, third and fifth games.

Playoff Seedings[edit]

  1. Perth Wildcats
  2. Melbourne United
  3. Sydney Kings
  4. Brisbane Bullets

The NBL tie-breaker system as outlined in the NBL Rules and Regulations states that in the case of an identical win-loss record, the overall points percentage will determine order of seeding.

Semi-finals[edit]

(2) Melbourne United vs. (3) Sydney Kings[edit]

28 February 2019
19:50
Melbourne United 95, Sydney Kings 73
Scoring by quarter: 24–24, 28–11, 19–18, 24–20
Pts: Ware 22
Rebs: Boone 7
Asts: Ware 7
Pts: Newley 17
Rebs: Bogut 7
Asts: three players 3
Melbourne leads series, 1–0
3 March 2019
14:20
Sydney Kings 76, Melbourne United 90
Scoring by quarter: 24-22, 16-20, 18-25, 18-23
Pts: Adnam, Lisch 13
Rebs: Bogut 12
Asts: Bogut, Randle 5
Pts: Ware 30
Rebs: Boone 8
Asts: McCarron 5
Melbourne wins series, 2–0

(1) Perth Wildcats vs. (4) Brisbane Bullets[edit]

28 February 2019
19:20
Perth Wildcats 89, Brisbane Bullets 59
Scoring by quarter: 23-16, 18-24, 30-15, 18-4
Pts: Cotton 22
Rebs: Kay 10
Asts: Cotton 6
Pts: Gliddon 18
Rebs: Hodgson 7
Asts: Patterson 6
Perth leads series, 1–0
RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia
Attendance: 10,587
2 March 2019
13:50
Brisbane Bullets 79, Perth Wildcats 84
Scoring by quarter: 20-25, 21-24, 21-20, 17-15
Pts: Patterson 19
Rebs: Bairstow 7
Asts: Gibson 5
Pts: White 24
Rebs: Kay 15
Asts: Cotton 10
Perth wins series, 2–0

Grand Final[edit]

(1) Perth Wildcats vs. (2) Melbourne United[edit]

8 March 2019
19:20
Perth Wildcats 81, Melbourne United 71
Scoring by quarter: 14-13, 15-20, 31-14, 21-24
Pts: White 19
Rebs: Cotton, White 8
Asts: Cotton 8
Pts: Ware 19
Rebs: Boone 12
Asts: Ware 4
Perth leads series, 1–0
RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia
Attendance: 12,490
10 March 2019
14:50
Melbourne United 92, Perth Wildcats 74
Scoring by quarter: 20-20, 22-21, 26-16, 24-17
Pts: Goulding, Ware 14
Rebs: Kennedy 14
Asts: Kennedy, McCarron 4
Pts: Cotton 19
Rebs: Kay 8
Asts: Cotton, White 4
Series tied, 1–1
Melbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria
Attendance: 10,062
15 March 2019
19:35
Perth Wildcats 96, Melbourne United 67
Scoring by quarter: 21-16, 21-20, 28-15, 26-16
Pts: White 31
Rebs: Kay, White 7
Asts: Cotton 10
Pts: Barlow, Kennedy 13
Rebs: Kenndey 10
Asts: Kennedy 6
Perth leads series, 2–1
RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia
Attendance: 13,412
17 March 2019
14:20
Melbourne United 84, Perth Wildcats 97
Scoring by quarter: 28-26, 17-27, 12-15, 27-29
Pts: Ware 18
Rebs: Boone 7
Asts: Goulding, Ware 4
Pts: Cotton 28
Rebs: Kay 10
Asts: Martin 6
Perth wins series, 3–1
Melbourne Arena, Melbourne, Victoria
Attendance: 10,007

Playoff Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Grand final
            
1 Perth Wildcats 89 84 X
4 Brisbane Bullets 59 79 X
1 Perth Wildcats 81 74 96 97 X
2 Melbourne United 71 92 67 82 X
2 Melbourne United 95 90 X
3 Sydney Kings 73 76 X

Awards[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Season[edit]

Finals[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBL Teams to Play Historic Seven Game Series in 2018 NBA Preseason". National Basketball League. 27 June 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.