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How to watch the NBL semi-finals online or on TV: Perth Wildcats vs Brisbane Bullets live stream, TV guide, start time, fixtures

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28th February, 2019
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Minor premiers the Perth Wildcats incredible NBL semi-final streak will continue when they take on the Brisbane Bullets for a spot in the decider. This is The Roar’s guide to streaming the three-game series online, or watching it on TV.

The series will get underway at Perth Arena on Thursday, February 28, with tip-off in Game 1 set for 10:20pm (AEDT). Game 2 will then be played on Saturday, March 2 at 2:50pm (AEDT) in Brisbane, before Game 3, should it be needed, will be played on Monday, March 4 at 9:50pm (AEDT).

The Wildcats have now made the NBL semi-final series 33 years in a row, giving them one of the longest streaks in the history of Australian sport. They take on the Bullets, who snuck into the playoffs for the first time since they were re-admitted to the competition, with their last top four appearance coming in 2008.

How to watch the series on TV

All three games of this semi-final series will be broadcast by Fox Sports to Australian audiences, as they have done with every game of the NBL season.

To watch every game of this semi-final series 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 Saturday, February 2, 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). They have had games on Saturday’s and Sunday’s throughout the season.

How to live stream the series online

If you are looking to stream the series online, then you will be able to do so through four different methods, with three of those working for the entire series.

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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.

If you would prefer to tune in through Foxtel’s dedicated streaming services, then you wil want to use either the Foxtel App or Foxtel Now.

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 carry the broadcast of every game of the finals series, with the subscription 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.

Full fixtures

Game 1: Thursday, February 28 at Perth Arena (tip-off: 10:20pm AEDT – 7:20pm AWST)
Game 2: Saturday, March 2 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre (tip-off: 2:50pm AEDT – 1:50PM AEST)
Game 3: Monday, March 4 at Perth Arena (tip-off: 9:50pm AEDT – 6:50pm AEST)

Likely teams

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Perth Wildcats
Point guard: Daniel Martin
Shooting guard: Bryce Cotton
Small forward: Greg Hire
Power forward: Nick Kay
Centre: Angus Brandt
Bench: Mitch Norton, Terrico White, Jesse Wagstaff, Clint Steindl, Tom Jervis, Rhys Vague

Brisbane Bullets
Point guard: Adam Gibson
Shooting guard: Jason Cadee
Small forward: Lamar Patterson
Power forward: Cameron Bairstow
Centre: Matt Hodgson
Bench: Cameron Gliddon, Mika Vukona, Reuben Te Rangi, Jeremy Kendle, Will Magnay, A.J. Davis

Here at The Roar, you will be able to tune into all the action with a live blog of all three games throughout the series.