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The Week That Was: Feb.9-16

In: NBL, WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 16 Feb, 2020

THIS has no doubt been one of the most dramatic weeks in basketball, with the Opals qualifying for Tokyo and Bryce Cotton and Kia Nurse claiming the NBL and WNBL's Most Valuable Player awards respectively.


Feb 16

Pardon my French as Caps snatch 1-0 lead

In: WNBL — Sunday, 16 Feb, 2020

OLIVIA Epoupa might just prove the least heralded WNBL recruit of the year but the French superstar simply sizzled today as the defending champion Capitals seized a 1-0 semi final series lead over Melbourne in Canberra.


As scripted, United storms into NBL Finals

In: NBL — Sunday, 16 Feb, 2020

MELBOURNE United today closed NBL 2019-20's regular season with an emphatic 109-90 rout of new derby rival South East Melbourne in Throwdown IV, clinching the fourth berth for the playoffs.


36ers dumped as Bullets fire on fourth

In: NBL — Saturday, 15 Feb, 2020

MELBOURNE United only needs to get the job done tomorrow against derby rival South East Melbourne to land in the NBL semi finals, despite Brisbane today smashing Cairns by 36 points.


Feb 15

United lands and Kia keeps it at Caps

In: NBL, WNBL — Friday, 14 Feb, 2020

DO the sums any way you like but with United last night beating the Taipans by 16 and with the depleted Phoenix to come, the NBL Final Four now will be Sydney, Perth, Cairns and Melbourne.


Feb 14

Tips: Eleventh hour drive for United

In: NBL — Thursday, 13 Feb, 2020

NEW Zealand Breakers are the form team of the trio battling it out for fourth place and the NBL finals, but it is Melbourne - considered a certainty for two-thirds of the season - which actually is in the box seat.


Feb 13

Podding along: Go you Opals! But medalling?

In: NBL, WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 12 Feb, 2020

BRAD Rosen and I took the gloves off this week to discuss all things Opals, NBL and WNBL playoffs and, frankly, it wasn't pretty. Brad has such horrible hands.


Feb 12

Rankings: Bullets take a dive

In: NBL — Wednesday, 12 Feb, 2020

BRISBANE had its NBL playoffs fate in its own hands last round and duly squandered it, blowing a much-needed home win over New Zealand which would have eliminated the Breakers, then stumbling in Perth.


Ben's $80,000 bushfire crisis pie night

In: NBA — Tuesday, 11 Feb, 2020

YESTERDAY's Four’N Twenty and the Philadelphia 76ers' Australian Heritage Night raised more than $80,000 to help those affected by the horrific Australian bushfire crisis.

 


Feb 11

NBL PotW: This one was a coin toss

In: NBL — Monday, 10 Feb, 2020

ROUND 19 of the NBL certainly was big in the fortunes of a few teams still trying to grab that coveted fourth spot for the playoffs but when it came down to super individual performances from which to select out Player of the Week, it was truly tough to split two of them.


Feb 10

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