The two best teams from the NBL season won their semi-finals in convincing fashion, and will now fight it out over a five-game series for the ultimate prize. This is The Roar’s guide on how to watch and stream the NBL grand final series between the Perth Wildcats and Melbourne United.
Perth got the better of the Brisbane Bullets in their semi-final series, while Melbourne thumped the Sydney Kings, with both ending on a 2-0 scoreline.
The first game of this series will be played on Friday, March 8 at the Perth Arena, with Perth to host Game 1, 3 and 5, while Melbourne have Game 2 and 4.
The series will be available in its entirety on Fox Sports, while Channel 9 also have increased coverage.
Fox Sports will broadcast all five games. To watch this coverage, you will need to have a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package.
Channel 9 will also broadcast at least the first four games (Game 5 still TBC) through 9Go.
If you are in Brisbane or Adelaide however, coverage of Games 1 and 3 will only be available on delay through the free to air network.
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.
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 carry the broadcast of every game of the finals series, with the subscription setting you have just $5 per month.
For those games shown on Channel 9 in your state, they will also be available on 9Now.
|Fri Mar 8||10:20pm||Perth Wildcats||Melbourne United||Perth Arena|
|Sat Mar 10||2:50pm||Melbourne United||Perth Wildcats||Melbourne Arena|
|Fri Mar 15||10:35pm||Perth Wildcats||Melbourne United||Perth Arena|
|Sun Mar 17*||2:20pm||Melbourne United||Perth Wildcats||Melbourne Arena|
|TBC*||TBC||Perth Wildcats||Melbourne United||Perth Arena|
*Note: Games 4 and 5 will be played only if required.
** Schedule for Game 5 is still to be determined by the NBL.
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
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
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.