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NBL fixtures 2020-21

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The 2020-21 NBL season is set to begin in January, although the exact dates and matches are yet to be confirmed.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the previous season to end prematurely, has forced the upcoming season to delay from its usual October start time.

Last season, the Perth Wildcats were leading the finals series 2-1 over the Sydney Kings and were eventually awarded the championship following the season’s premature end.

The 2020-21 season will be contested by nine teams; the Adelaide 36ers, Brisbane Bullets, Cairns Taipans, Hawks, Melbourne United, New Zealand Breakers, Perth Wildcats, South-East Melbourne Phoenix and Sydney Kings. A new Tasmanian team is set to join the NBL next season.

Each team will play each other three times, and four teams on four occasions, with each team playing 28 games across a slightly extended 20-round season.

The NBL’s new broadcast deal continues, with ESPN taking over the pay-TV rights and covering all games starting after 7:30pm (AEST), while SBS Viceland has the free to air TV rights and covers the remaining games in the afternoon and early evening.

All games on ESPN are available through Kayo Sports.

Below are the fixtures for the previous NBL season. We’ll update this page as soon as the new ones are released.

All times are listed in AEDT, except for the first three games of the season, which are listed in AEST.

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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | Semi-finals | Grand final

Round 1

Date Time Home Away Venue
Thu Oct 3 7:30pm Melbourne United S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Melbourne Arena
Fri Oct 4 7:30pm Cairns Taipans Sydney Kings Cairns Convention Centre
Sat Oct 5 5:30pm Perth Wildcats Melbourne United RAC Arena
Sun Oct 6 3pm Illawarra Hawks Brisbane Bullets WIN Entertainment Centre

Round 2

Date Time Home Away Venue
Fri Oct 11 7:30pm Brisbane Bullets Cairns Taipans Queensland State Netball Centre
Fri Oct 11 9:30pm Perth Wildcats Illawarra Hawks RAC Arena
Sat Oct 12 5:30pm Sydney Kings Adelaide 36ers Qudos Bank Arena
Sun Oct 13 3pm S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Brisbane Bullets Melbourne Arena
Mon Oct 14 7:30pm Illawarra Hawks Cairns Taipans WIN Entertainment Centre

Round 3

Date Time Home Away Venue
Fri Oct 18 7:30pm Sydney Kings New Zealand Breakers Qudos Bank Arena
Fri Oct 18 9:30pm Perth Wildcats Cairns Taipans RAC Arena
Sat Oct 19 5:30pm Adelaide 36ers Brisbane Bullets Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Sat Oct 19 8pm S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Illawarra Hawks Melbourne Arena
Sun Oct 20 3pm New Zealand Breakers Sydney Kings Spark Arena
Sun Oct 20 5pm Melbourne United Perth Wildcats Melbourne Arena
Mon Oct 21 7:30pm Illawarra Hawks Adelaide 36ers WIN Entertainment Centre

Round 4

Thu Oct 24 5:30pm New Zealand Breakers Illawarra Hawks Spark Arena
Fri Oct 25 7:30pm Adelaide 36ers Cairns Taipans Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Fri Oct 25 9:30pm Perth Wildcats S.E. Melbourne Phoenix RAC Arena
Sat Oct 26 5:30pm Melbourne United New Zealand Breakers Melbourne Arena
Sat Oct 26 8pm Sydney Kings Brisbane Bullets Qudos Bank Arena
Sun Oct 27 3pm S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Adelaide 36ers Melbourne Arena
Sun Oct 27 5pm Illawarra Hawks Perth Wildcats WIN Entertainment Centre
Mon Oct 28 7:30pm Cairns Taipans Melbourne United Cairns Convention Centre

Round 5

Date Time Home Away Venue
Thu Oct 31 5:30pm New Zealand Breakers Cairns Taipans Spark Arena
Fri Nov 1 7:30pm Brisbane Bullets Perth Wildcats Queensland State Netball Centre
Sat Nov 2 5:30pm S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Melbourne United Melbourne Arena
Sat Nov 2 8pm Adelaide 36ers Sydney Kings Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Sun Nov 3 3pm New Zealand Breakers Perth Wildcats ILT Stadium
Sun Nov 3 5pm Illawarra Hawks Brisbane Bullets TBC
Mon Nov 4 7:30pm Melbourne United Sydney Kings Melbourne Arena

Round 6

Date Time Home Away Venue
Thu Nov 7 5:30pm New Zealand Breakers Melbourne United Spark Arena
Fri Nov 8 7:30pm Brisbane Bullets Sydney Kings Queensland State Netball Centre
Sat Nov 9 5:30pm S.E. Melbourne Phoenix New Zealand Breakers Melbourne Arena
Sat Nov 9 8pm Cairns Taipans Illawarra Hawks Cairns Convention Centre
Sun Nov 10 3pm Melbourne United Adelaide 36ers Melbourne Arena
Sun Nov 10 5pm Sydney Kings Perth Wildcats Qudos Bank Arena

Round 7

Date Time Home Away Venue
Fri Nov 15 7:30pm Adelaide 36ers Perth Wildcats Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Sat Nov 16 5:30pm Melbourne United S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Melbourne Arena
Sat Nov 16 8pm Cairns Taipans Brisbane Bullets Cairns Convention Centre
Sun Nov 17 3pm Sydney Kings Illawarra Hawks Qudos Bank Arena
Sun Nov 17 5pm Perth Wildcats New Zealand Breakers RAC Arena
Mon Nov 18 7:30pm S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Adelaide 36ers Melbourne Arena

Round 8

Date Time Home Away Venue
Fri Nov 22 7:30pm Brisbane Bullets Adelaide 36ers Queensland State Netball Centre
Sat Nov 23 5:30pm S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Sydney Kings Melbourne Arena
Sat Nov 23 8pm Cairns Taipans Perth Wildcats Cairns Convention Centre
Sun Nov 24 3pm Melbourne United Brisbane Bullets Melbourne Arena
Sun Nov 24 5pm Adelaide 36ers New Zealand Breakers Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Mon Nov 25 7:30pm Illawarra Hawks Cairns Taipans WIN Entertainment Centre

Round 9

Date Time Home Away Venue
Fri Nov 29 7:30pm Cairns Taipans Melbourne United Cairns Convention Centre
Sat Nov 30 5:30pm New Zealand Breakers Illawarra Hawks Spark Arena
Sat Nov 30 8pm Brisbane Bullets S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Queensland State Netball Centre
Sun Dec 1 3pm Sydney Kings Melbourne United Qudos Bank Arena
Sun Dec 1 5pm Perth Wildcats Adelaide 36ers RAC Arena

Round 10

Date Time Home Away Venue
Fri Dec 6 7:30pm Cairns Taipans New Zealand Breakers Cairns Convention Centre
Fri Dec 6 9:30pm Perth Wildcats Sydney Kings RAC Arena
Sat Dec 7 5:30pm Melbourne United Adelaide 36ers Melbourne Arena
Sat Dec 7 8pm Brisbane Bullets Illawarra Hawks Queensland State Netball Centre
Sun Dec 8 3pm S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Perth Wildcats Melbourne Arena
Sun Dec 8 5pm Sydney Kings Cairns Taipans Qudos Bank Arena
Mon Dec 9 5:30pm New Zealand Breakers Brisbane Bullets Spark Arena

Round 11

Date Time Home Away Venue
Thu Dec 12 7:30pm Cairns Taipans Perth Wildcats Cairns Convention Centre
Fri Dec 13 7:30pm Adelaide 36ers S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Sat Dec 14 5:30pm Melbourne United Sydney Kings Melbourne Arena
Sat Dec 14 8pm Perth Wildcats Brisbane Bullets RAC Arena
Sun Dec 15 3pm New Zealand Breakers Adelaide 36ers Spark Arena
Sun Dec 15 5pm S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Cairns Taipans Melbourne Arena
Mon Dec 16 7:30pm Illawarra Hawks Melbourne United WIN Entertainment Centre

Round 12

Date Time Home Away Venue
Fri Dec 20 5:30pm New Zealand Breakers S.E. Melbourne Phoenix TBC
Fri Dec 20 8pm Adelaide 36ers Illawarra Hawks Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Sat Dec 21 5:30pm Brisbane Bullets Sydney Kings Queensland State Netball Centre
Sat Dec 21 8pm Perth Wildcats Melbourne United RAC Arena
Sun Dec 22 3pm Illawarra Hawks New Zealand Breakers WIN Entertainment Centre
Sun Dec 22 5pm Cairns Taipans Adelaide 36ers Cairns Convention Centre
Mon Dec 23 7:30pm Sydney Kings S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Qudos Bank Arena

Round 13

Date Time Home Away Venue
Thu Dec 26 7:30pm Melbourne United Cairns Taipans Melbourne Arena
Fri Dec 27 7:30pm Brisbane Bullets New Zealand Breakers Queensland State Netball Centre
Sat Dec 28 5:30pm Sydney Kings Perth Wildcats Qudos Bank Arena
Sat Dec 28 8pm S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Illawarra Hawks Melbourne Arena
Sun Dec 29 3pm Adelaide 36ers New Zealand Breakers Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Sun Dec 29 5pm Melbourne United Brisbane Bullets Melbourne Arena
Tue Dec 31 5:30pm Illawarra Hawks Sydney Kings WIN Entertainment Centre
Tue Dec 31 8pm Cairns Taipans S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Cairns Convention Centre
Wed Jan 1 5:30pm Adelaide 36ers Perth Wildcats Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Round 14

Date Time Home Away Venue
Fri Jan 3 7:30pm Cairns Taipans Brisbane Bullets Cairns Convention Centre
Sat Jan 4 5:30pm Illawarra Hawks Melbourne United TBC
Sat Jan 4 8pm Sydney Kings Adelaide 36ers Qudos Bank Arena
Sun Jan 5 3pm S.E. Melbourne Phoenix New Zealand Breakers State Basketball Centre
Sun Jan 5 5pm Brisbane Bullets Perth Wildcats Queensland State Netball Centre
Mon Jan 6 7:30pm Adelaide 36ers Illawarra Hawks Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Round 15

Date Time Home Away Venue
Thu Jan 9 7:30pm Cairns Taipans New Zealand Breakers Cairns Convention Centre
Fri Jan 10 7:30pm Illawarra Hawks Perth Wildcats TBC
Sat Jan 11 5:30pm Sydney Kings Cairns Taipans Qudos Bank Arena
Sat Jan 11 8pm Adelaide 36ers Melbourne United Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Sun Jan 12 3pm New Zealand Breakers Brisbane Bullets Spark Arena
Sun Jan 12 5pm Illawarra Hawks S.E. Melbourne Phoenix WIN Entertainment Centre

Round 16

Date Time Home Away Venue
Fri Jan 17 7:30pm New Zealand Breakers Sydney Kings TBC
Fri Jan 17 9:30pm Perth Wildcats S.E. Melbourne Phoenix RAC Arena
Sat Jan 18 5:30pm Brisbane Bullets Illawarra Hawks Queensland State Netball Centre
Sat Jan 18 8pm Cairns Taipans Adelaide 36ers Cairns Convention Centre
Sun Jan 19 3pm New Zealand Breakers Melbourne United Spark Arena
Sun Jan 19 5pm Sydney Kings S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Qudos Bank Arena

Round 17

Date Time Home Away Venue
Thu Jan 23 7:30pm Brisbane Bullets S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Queensland State Netball Centre
Fri Jan 24 7:30pm Illawarra Hawks Sydney Kings WIN Entertainment Centre
Sat Jan 25 5:30pm Adelaide 36ers Brisbane Bullets Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Sat Jan 25 8pm Perth Wildcats New Zealand Breakers RAC Arena
Sun Jan 26 3pm S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Cairns Taipans State Basketball Centre
Sun Jan 26 5pm Sydney Kings Melbourne United Qudos Bank Arena

Round 18

Date Time Home Away Venue
Wed Jan 29 7:30pm Melbourne United Perth Wildcats Melbourne Arena
Fri Jan 31 5:30pm New Zealand Breakers Adelaide 36ers Spark Arena
Fri Jan 31 8pm Cairns Taipans Illawarra Hawks Cairns Convention Centre
Sat Feb 1 5:30pm Brisbane Bullets Melbourne United Queensland State Netball Centre
Sat Feb 1 8pm Perth Wildcats Sydney Kings RAC Arena
Sun Feb 2 3pm Illawarra Hawks New Zealand Breakers WIN Entertainment Centre
Sun Feb 2 5pm Adelaide 36ers S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Round 19

Date Time Home Away Venue
Fri Feb 7 7:30pm Brisbane Bullets New Zealand Breakers Queensland State Netball Centre
Sat Feb 8 5:30pm Melbourne United Illawarra Hawks Melbourne Arena
Sat Feb 8 8pm Adelaide 36ers Cairns Taipans Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Sun Feb 9 3pm S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Sydney Kings Melbourne Arena
Sun Feb 9 5pm Perth Wildcats Brisbane Bullets RAC Arena

Round 20

Date Time Home Away Venue
Thu Feb 13 7:30pm Melbourne United Cairns Taipans Melbourne Arena
Fri Feb 14 5:30pm New Zealand Breakers S.E. Melbourne Phoenix TBC
Fri Feb 14 8pm Sydney Kings Illawarra Hawks Qudos Bank Arena
Sat Feb 15 5:30pm Brisbane Bullets Cairns Taipans Queensland State Netball Centre
Sat Feb 15 8pm Perth Wildcats Adelaide 36ers RAC Arena
Sun Feb 16 3pm S.E. Melbourne Phoenix Melbourne United Melbourne Arena

Semi-finals (three-match series)

Sydney Kings vs Melbourne United
Date Time Home Away Venue
Sat Feb 29 7:30pm Sydney Kings Melbourne United Qudos Bank Arena
Mon Feb 2 7:30pm Melbourne United Sydney Kings Melbourne Arena
Thu Mar 5 7:30pm Sydney Kings Melbourne United Qudos Bank Arena
Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans
Date Time Home Away Venue
Fri Feb 28 9:30pm Perth Wildcats Cairns Taipans RAC Arena
Sun Mar 1 5:00pm Cairns Taipans Perth Wildcats Cairns Convention Centre
Thu Mar 5 9:30pm Perth Wildcats Cairns Taipains RAC Arena

Grand final (five-match series)

Sydney Kings vs Perth Wildcats
Date Time Home Away Venue
Sun Mar 8 5:00pm Sydney Kings Perth Wildcats Qudos Bank Arena
Fri Mar 13 9:30pm Perth Wildcats Sydney Kings RAC Arena
Sun Mar 15 5:00pm Sydney Kings Perth Wildcats Qudos Bank Arena
Fri Mar 20 Cancelled Perth Wildcats Sydney Kings RAC Arena
Sun Mar 22 Cancelled Sydney Kings Perth Wildcats Qudos Bank Arena

Fixture subject to change.

* – For finals, matches with an * will be played only if required.

Note: We go to every effort to make sure this information is up to date. If in doubt, check with the official NBL copy before taking any action based on this information.

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