The 1984 NBL season was the fifth season of the National Basketball League (NBL). With the Melbourne Tigers joining the competition, the league's number of teams increased to 17, with nine teams in the Eastern Division and eight teams in the Western Division. The regular season began on 3 February and ended on 17 June. The finals began on 22 June with the divisional finals before concluding on 1 July with the NBL Grand Final.

1984 NBL season
LeagueNational Basketball League
SportBasketball
Duration3 February – 17 June (Regular season)
22 June – 1 July (Finals)
Number of games23 (Western Division)
24 (Eastern Division)
Number of teams17
TV partner(s)ABC
Regular season
Top seedGeelong Cats
Season MVPLeroy Loggins
Top scorerAl Green
Finals
ChampionsCanberra Cannons
  Runners-upBrisbane Bullets
NBL seasons

LadderEdit

The home-and-away regular season took place over 17 rounds between 3 February and 17 June, with nine teams in the Eastern Division and eight teams in the Western Division. Each team would play the other teams in their division twice and the teams in the opposing division once. This meant that Western Division teams played 23 games and Eastern Division teams played 24.[1]

Team Pld Won Lost Last 5 Streak Home Away % Pts % Won
1 Geelong Cats (Western) 26 22 4 2-3 L1 11-2 11-2 120 84
2 Brisbane Bullets (Eastern) 27 21 6 4-1 L1 11-3 10-3 117 77
3 Canberra Cannons (Western) 26 19 7 5-0 W7 11-4 8-3 108 73
4 Newcastle Falcons (Eastern) 26 19 7 3-2 L1 11-3 8-4 106 73
5 Coburg Giants (Eastern) 27 19 8 3-2 L1 11-1 8-7 116 70
6 Adelaide 36ers (Western) 24 16 8 2-3 L3 9-2 7-6 106 66
7 Nunawading Spectres (Western) 25 15 10 1-4 L1 6-6 9-4 104 60
8 Illawarra Hawks (Eastern) 25 13 12 2-3 L1 7-5 6-7 101 52
9 Melbourne Tigers (Eastern) 24 11 13 4-1 W2 8-4 3-9 103 45
10 West Adelaide Bearcats (Eastern) 24 11 13 2-3 L1 8-4 3-9 96 45
11 Bankstown Bruins (Eastern) 24 10 14 3-2 W1 7-5 3-9 96 41
12 Frankston Bears (Eastern) 24 10 14 2-3 W1 8-4 2-10 96 41
13 St Kilda Saints (Western) 23 9 14 2-3 L1 5-6 4-8 94 39
14 Hobart Devils (Western) 23 4 19 0-5 L6 1-11 3-8 87 17
15 Devonport Warriors (Western) 23 4 19 1-4 W1 3-8 1-11 86 17
16 Perth Wildcats (Western) 23 3 20 2-3 L2 3-9 0-11 84 13
17 Sydney Supersonics (Eastern) 24 3 21

*Note: this is the ladder at the conclusion of the finals.

FinalsEdit

The NBL finals series in 1984 consisted of the elimination-style divisional finals, two semi-final games, and one championship-deciding grand final.

Divisional elimination finalsEdit

The top four teams in each division competed in a 1v2/3v4 elimination finals fixture, with the loser of 1v2 playing the winner of 3v4 for a spot in the Semi Finals, while the winner of 1v2 qualified through to the Semi Finals as well.

WesternEdit

Qualified for Semi Finals
Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
22 June Canberra Cannons (#2) 87–81 Geelong Cats (#1) AIS Arena
22 June Nunawading Spectres (#4) 108–101 Adelaide 36ers (#3) The Glass House
Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
23 June Geelong Cats (#1) 115–91 Nunawading Spectres (#4) AIS Arena

EasternEdit

Qualified for Semi Finals
Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
22 June Brisbane Bullets (#1) 105–104 Coburg Giants (#2) The Glass House
22 June Newcastle Falcons (#3) 108–101 Illawarra Hawks (#4) Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre
Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
23 June Newcastle Falcons (#3) 109–132 Coburg Giants (#2) AIS Arena

BracketEdit

Semi Finals Grand Final
      
2 Canberra Cannons 108
2 Coburg Giants 107
2 Canberra Cannons 84
1 Brisbane Bullets 82
1 Geelong Cats 103
1 Brisbane Bullets 107

Semi FinalsEdit

Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
29 June Canberra Cannons 108–107 Coburg Giants AIS Arena
29 June Geelong Cats 103–107 Brisbane Bullets The Glass House

Grand FinalEdit

Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
1 July Brisbane Bullets 82–84 Canberra Cannons The Glass House

AwardsEdit

Statistics leadersEdit

Category Player Team Stat
Points Al Green West Adelaide Bearcats 829 pts / 21 games[2]
Rebounds per game Dean Uthoff Nunawading Spectres 18.4 rpg / 20 games[2]
Steals Leroy Loggins Brisbane Bullets 82 / 24 games[2]
Blocks Dan Clausen Adelaide 36ers 76 / 23 games[2]
Field goal percentage Donny Gipson West Adelaide Bearcats 63.8% (175/274)[2]
3-point field goal percentage Ray Wood West Adelaide Bearcats 45.1% (42/93)[2]
Free throw percentage Ron Radliff Brisbane Bullets 91.1% (41/45)[2]

Regular seasonEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BACK IN THE DAY: 1984". Basketball.net.au. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "All Time Leaders". nbl.gearbox.performgroup.com. Archived from the original on 2017-09-23. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  3. ^ "All NBL First Team". andthefoul.net. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012.

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