1979 NBL season
The 1979 NBL season was the inaugural season of the National Basketball League (NBL). The regular season began on 24 February and ended on 3 June. The participants in the league's very first Grand Final, which took place on 10 June, were decided via by the tie-breaking system. The championship was decided by a sudden death Grand Final between first and second – there were no semi-finals. St Kilda (the eventual champions) finished the regular season on top with 15 wins but Nunawading and Canberra were tied in second with 13 wins apiece, with Canberra advancing via the head-to-head tiebreaker (1–1, +2 points).
|1979 NBL season|
|League||National Basketball League|
|Duration||24 February – 3 June (Regular season)|
10 June (Grand Final)
|Number of games||18|
|Number of teams||10|
|Top seed||St Kilda Saints|
|Season MVP||Ken Richardson|
|Top scorer||Cal Bruton|
|Champions||St Kilda Saints|
|Grand Final MVP||Larry Sengstock|
The home-and-away regular season took place over 15 rounds between 24 February and 3 June, with all ten teams competing in 18 games.
|Team||Played||Won||Lost||Last 5||Streak||Home||Away||% Points||% Won|
|1||St Kilda Saints||18||15||3||5-0||W13||9-0||6-3||118||83|
|4||West Adelaide Bearcats||18||12||6||4-1||W4||8-1||4-5||109||66|
|7||City of Sydney Astronauts||18||8||10||1-4||L3||5-4||3-6||94||44|
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team||Venue|
|10 June||St Kilda Saints||94–93||Canberra Cannons||Albert Park Basketball Stadium|
|Points||Cal Bruton||Brisbane Bullets||597 pts / 18 games|
|Free throw percentage||Robbie Cadee||St Kilda Saints||89.7% (35/39)|
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