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NBL Grand Final game 5 live scores: Melbourne United vs Adelaide 36ers

31st March, 2018


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Melbourne United vs Adelaide 36ers

NBL Grand Final Series Game 5

Hisense Arena, Melbourne
Melbourne United Adelaide 36ers
100 SCORE 82
34 Q1 22
23 Q2 22
21 Q3 25
22 Q4 13
Where: Hisense Arena, Melbourne
When: 6pm AEDT
Casey Prather (AAP Image/Hamish Blair)
31st March, 2018

Match result:

Melbourne United were simply dominant in the final match of the NBL Grand Final series, leading throughout to record an 18-point win over Adelaide and clinch their first title.

Final score
Melbourne United 100
Adelaide 36ers 82

Match preview:

It has all come down to this – Melbourne United and the Adelaide 36ers will do battle in game 5 of the NBL Grand Final series to determine who goes home with the title. Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 6pm AEDT.

These have been the best two sides in the competition all season and it’s only fitting that they’ve broken the long-standing domination of the Perth Wildcats and New Zealand Breakers to meet in the grand final series.

To make matters even better though is the fact the series has been such a thriller so far, and has taken us all the way to game five.

Both Melbourne and Adelaide have successfully managed to get the wins in their home games so far, and that would make you think that Melbourne should enter this match as favourites.


But every match of the series so far has been a close-faught affair and it’d be silly to write off Adelaide’s chances of recording an upset win and taking home the title.

Both teams have had to taste bitter disappointment in recent seasons. Melbourne have regularly been touted as a title contender only to to underperform, while Adelaide were last year’s minor premiers but fell short in finals.

The 36ers haven’t claimed the title since 2002, but did play in a losing finals series against the Perth Wildcats in 2014.

For Melbourne United this is their first finals series in franchise history and would of course be their first title win in franchise history. The city hasn’t won a title since the Melbourne Tigers took two out of three in 2006 and 2008.

Home sides have won every game so far in this series and while Adelaide will no doubt bring a massive effort, I’d expect that to hold true in the decider.

Melbourne United by 2.

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