Posts Tagged "Basketball"

The NBA Playoffs are just under a month away and this season’s series is shaping up as one of the most unpredictable yet.

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Last week, I ticked off a major bucket item in my life: sitting courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game.

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Melbourne coach Dean Vickerman has taken a swipe at the referees following United’s 15-point loss to the Adelaide 36ers, who levelled the NBL grand final series at 1-1.

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Match result: It’s one game all in the NBL grand finals series after Adelaide got a 15-point victory on Sunday.

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America’s biggest NBA stars including LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are set to make an appearance in Melbourne as part of a two-match series between Australia and America.

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Melbourne United put on display its full championship credentials in Game 1 of the NBL grand final series on Friday night to take a one-nil lead, and Adelaide 36ers coach Joey Wright was savage on his team’s effort and has demanded a response at home on Sunday in Game 2.

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The two best teams of the 2017/2018 NBL season square off in the best of five grand final series. Melbourne United who sat atop the ladder at the end of the season will host the second place Adelaide 36ers. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog starting from 7:30pm AEDT.

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After a pair of sweeps in the semi-finals, Melbourne United and the Adelaide 36ers will meet in the NBL grand final series, starting on Friday March 16 at 7:30pm (AEDT). This is The Roar‘s guide to streaming the series online and watching it on TV.

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For the first time in almost a decade there is no Perth Wildcats nor New Zealand Breakers set to win the NBL championship and the excitement is palpable ahead of Game 1 of the grand final series on Friday night between Melbourne United and Adelaide 36ers.

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First off, I am assuming Ben Simmons easily wins the 2018 rookie of the year in the NBA.

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After much anticipation, it appears Dante Exum, the 2013 fifth overall pick from Australia, is set to finally return to the Utah Jazz this week.

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As Damian Lillard pushes hard off his right foot, springing and vaulting his body smoothly and powerfully to the left, he rises up, fading away.

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Strap yourselves in, the upsets are coming.

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As the NBA regular season winds down, it’s time to assess how some teams paradoxically get worse to get better and why being a middle-of-the-road team in the NBA is the worst place to be.

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There is no better topic in basketball to discuss than the impending future of LeBron James. Where will he go next?

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The Perth Wildcats put their season on the line in Game 2 of the NBL semi-finals against the red-hot Adelaide 36ers. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 9:30pm (AEDT).

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Perth Wildcats coach Trevor Gleeson has accused the Adelaide 36ers of ‘over-emphasising’ contact to get foul calls ahead of Game 2 of their semi-final battle but Sixers guard Shannon Shorter is looking forward to the challenge of closing the series in Perth.

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Had they not been teammates then Melbourne United pair Josh Boone and Casper Ware were deserving of being NBL MVP winners this season. They showed exactly why with a dominant semi-final performance each in the sweep of the New Zealand Breakers.

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When you’re the number two pick in the NBA draft, there is going to be a great deal of pressure on you. When the team that drafted you happens to be the Los Angeles Lakers and your father is LaVar Ball? Good luck.

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Match result: Melbourne United are through to the NBL grand final series after beating the New Zealand Breakers by two points in overtime.

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