Eight has become four and the NBL semi-finals are here, with one of the biggest rivalries in the competition set to explode between Melbourne United and the Sydney Kings. This is The Roar’s guide to streaming the series online and watching it on TV.
The first match of the series will tip-off at 7:50pm (AEDT) on Thursday, February 28, while the second and third matches will be played on Sunday, March 3 at 2:20pm (AEDT) and Tuesday, March 5 at 7:50pm (AEDT).
The Sydney Kings missed out on finishing in the top two, and as a result, have an away series to United, who snuck into the top two on percentage.
At the end of the season, the top three sides – with the Perth Wildcats finishing first – all has the same win-loss record, only split by percentage.
All three games of this semi-final series will be available live on Fox Sports. They are the broadcasters of every game throughout the NBL season, currently in the midst of a five-year contract with the league.
To watch every game live on TV, you will need to have a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package of channels.
Game 2 of the series, played on Sunday, February 3, will also be available on 9Go, which is one of Nine’s secondary channels. It can be found on Channel 92 (or 129 if watching through a Foxtel service).
If you are looking to stream the series online, then you will be able to do so through one of four methods, with three of those working for all the games.
The best option is to sign up for Kayo Sports. This allows you to live stream all the sports channels on Foxtel plus some selected other events for $25 per month.
The App is the better option if you already have a TV subscription, while Now is best if you only want to stream Foxtel channels. Again, you will need the sports package of channels for this to work.
NBL.TV will also provide access to every game of the finals series, with the subscription to that setting you have just $ per month.
Game 2, being a free to air game, will also be available on 9Now for free, so long as you have signed up with a valid email address.
Game 1: Thursday, February 28 at Melbourne Arena (tip-off: 7:50pm AEDT)
Game 2: Sunday, March 3 at Qudos Bank Arena (tip-off: 2:20pm AEDT)
Game 3: Tuesday, March 5 at Melbourne Arena (tip-off: 7:50pm AEDT)
Point guard: Casper Ware
Shooting guard: Mitch McCarron
Small forward: D.J. Kennedy
Power forward: David Barlow
Centre: Josh Boone
Bench: Chris Goulding, Tohi Smith-Milner, Craig Moller, Alex Pledger, Peter Hooley, Sam Short, Sam McDaniel, Jenky Vois, Daniel Trist
Point guard: Kevin Lisch
Shooting guard: Jerome Randle
Small forward: Brad Newley
Power forward: David Wear
Centre: Andrew Bogut
Bench: Kyle Adnam, Daniel Kickert, Tom Wilson, Dane Pineau, Sam Daly, Deng Deng, Bryan Bowen, Ray Turner
Here at The Roar, you will be able to tune into all the action with a live blog of each match.