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NBL Grand Final game 4 live scores, blog: Adelaide 36ers vs Melbourne United

Roar Guru
25th March, 2018


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Adelaide 36ers vs Melbourne United

NBL Grand Final series, Game 4.

Titanium Security Arena. Adelaide South Australia.
Adelaide 36ers Melbourne United
90 SCORE 81
29 Q1 21
26 Q2 10
16 Q3 27
19 Q4 23
Where: Titanium Security Arena, South Australia
When: 3pm AEDT Sunday 25th March
TV: Fox Sports
Arguably the best NBL Grand Final series ever seen comes to an end today.
Roar Guru
25th March, 2018

Match result:

The Adelaide 36ers have taken a nine-point win over Melbourne United to send the NBL Grand Final series to game five.

Final score
Adelaide 36ers 90
Melbourne United 81

Match preview:

The finals series continues as game 4 of the best-of-5 series goes back to South Australia as the Adelaide 36ers face off against Melbourne United. Join The Roar at 3pm AEDT Sunday 25th March for a live blog and scores.

The stage is set for Melbourne to close out the game and be crowned NBL 2018 champions.

Game 3 was an entertaining contest that quickly turned heated, Shannon Shorter and Casper Ware were both going at one another hard from the tip off.

Majok Deng missed a buzzer-beating 3 at the end of the game to give Melbourne the 3 point win.


Both teams were using their high powered offence with Melbourne getting the early lead before Adelaide mounted a strong come back to close out the first quarter.

Adelaide dominated the second quarter after Casper Ware left the game with 2 fouls, but a late run and a buzzer-beating 3 from Casey Prather tied up the game.

After the halftime scuffle Nathan Sobey was ejected for his head butt making it harder than it already was for Adelaide who were without Josh Childress.

Post match Shannon Shorter and Melbourne’s Carrick Felix were separated after a heated exchange looked to escalate into more.

Melbourne used their free throws after halftime to give them the early quarter lead and they pushed it out to 9 points, Adelaide were unsettled throughout the quarter and with players in foul trouble or being undermanned they couldn’t get going until late.

Shannon Shorter and Caspar Ware were entertaining in game 3 as both were trying to get a mental edge over one another, the back and forth chatter and scoring was reminiscent to street basketball games with one on one plays for both players.

Ramone Moore and Majok Deng stood up when Adelaide most needed them and they were able to keep Adelaide in the game right up until the final seconds of the game.


Melbourne can close the game out and win the grand final, Adelaide want to stay in it and score the upset win back in Melbourne. The stakes are at their highest in this game, who can come out on top?

It all comes down to whether Melbourne can block out the noise of what is likely to be an extremely hostile crowd in Adelaide and whether Nathan Sobey is out suspended.

If Nathan is out then the edge will go to Melbourne but I wouldn’t count out Adelaide who have shown remarkable grit throughout the season.

Adelaide by 2.