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How to watch the NBL grand final online or on TV: Melbourne United vs Adelaide 36ers live stream, series fixtures, squads, key information

Arguably the best NBL Grand Final series ever seen comes to an end today.
16th March, 2018

After a pair of sweeps in the semi-finals, Melbourne United and the Adelaide 36ers will meet in the NBL grand final series, starting on Friday March 16 at 7:30pm (AEDT). This is The Roar‘s guide to streaming the series online and watching it on TV.

The brooms came out during the semi-final series, with both the New Zealand Breakers and Perth Wildcats unable to score a victory in the three-game series against their respective opponents.

Between them, the Breakers and Wildcats have won every grand final since the now defunct South Dragons took out the 2008-09 championship.

Melbourne finished the regular season as minor premiers, living up to their pre-season prediction when they were widely tipped to have the best roster on paper. Adelaide finished right behind them, finishing the season with a wet sail and giving a one versus two grand final series.

How to watch the series on TV

All five games of the series will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, which is a Foxtel exclusive channel. That means to watch them, you will need a valid subscription, including the sports package.

In addition to the coverage set to be shown on Foxtel, Games 2, 4 and 5 will be available on free-to-air TV through SBS.

How to live stream the series online


If you are looking to stream all the action onlie, the best way to watch all five games will be through either of Foxtel’s streaming applications.

The first of those is better to use if you already have a TV subscription, being the Foxtel App. It’s free to download and use with existing login details.

If you only want to stream Foxtel, it’s better to use Foxtel Now, ensuring you pick the sports package in your options.

The NBL will also stream the action through NBL.TV. Subscriptions begin from $5 per month.

Series fixtures

Melbourne United vs Adelaide 36ers (Five-game series)
Game no. Date Time (AEDT) Home Away Venue
Game 1 Fri Mar 16 7:30pm Melbourne United Adelaide 36ers Hisense Arena
Game 2 Sun Mar 18 3:00pm Adelaide 36ers Melbourne United Titanium Security Arena
Game 3 Fri Mar 23 7:30pm Melbourne United Adelaide 36ers Hisense Arena
Game 4* Sun Mar 25 TBC Adelaide 36ers Melbourne United Titanium Security Arena
Game 5* Sat Mar 31 TBC Melbourne United Adelaide 36ers Hisense Arena

Only if required.



Melbourne United (expected)
Point guard: Casper Ware
Shooting guard: Chris Goulding
Small forward: Casey Prather
Power forward: David Andersen
Centre: Josh Boone
Bench: Craig Moller, David Barlow, Kyle Adnam, Majok Majok, Tai Wesley, Tohi Smith-Milner, Peter Hooley

Adelaide 36ers (expected)
Point guard: Shannon Shorter
Shooting guard: Nathan Sobey
Small forward: Josh Childress
Power forward: Mitch Creek
Centre: Daniel Johnson
Bench: Matt Hodgson, Majok Deng, Anthony Drmic, Brendan Teys, Nelson Larkins, Ramone Moore

The Roar will be providing live coverage of every game during the series.