1989 NBL season

The 1989 NBL season was the 11th season of competition since its establishment in 1979. A total of 13 teams contest the league.

1989 NBL season
LeagueNational Basketball League
SportBasketball
Duration20 April 1989 – 24 September 1989
29 September 1989 – 8 October 1989 (Semi-Finals)
14 – 20 October 1989 (Grand Finals)
Number of teams13
TV partner(s)Seven Network
Regular season
Minor premiersCanberra Cannons
Season MVPScott Fisher (North Melbourne)
Top scorerAndrew Gaze (Melbourne)
Finals
ChampionsNorth Melbourne Giants (1st title)
  Runners-upCanberra Cannons
Finals MVPScott Fisher (North Melbourne)
NBL seasons

ClubsEdit

Club Location Home Venue Capacity Founded Head Coach
Adelaide 36ers   Adelaide, South Australia Apollo Stadium 3,000 1982   Gary Fox
Brisbane Bullets   Brisbane, Queensland Brisbane Entertainment Centre 13,500 1979   Brian Kerle
Canberra Cannons   Canberra, Australian Capital Territory AIS Arena 5,200 1979   Steve Breheny*
Eastside Spectres   Melbourne, Victoria Burwood Stadium 2,000 1979   Brian Goorjian
Geelong Supercats   Geelong, Victoria Geelong Arena 2,000 1982   Barry Barnes[1]
Hobart Tassie Devils   Hobart, Tasmania Derwent Entertainment Centre 5,400 1983   Tom Maher
Illawarra Hawks   Wollongong, New South Wales Illawarra Basketball Stadium 2,000 1979   Dave Lindstrom
Melbourne Tigers   Melbourne, Victoria The Glass House 7,200 1931   Lindsay Gaze
Newcastle Falcons   Newcastle, New South Wales Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium 2,200 1979   Ken Cole
North Melbourne Giants   Melbourne, Victoria The Glass House 7,200 1980   Bruce Palmer
Perth Wildcats   Perth, Western Australia Perth Superdome 4,500 1982   Alan Black
Sydney Kings   Sydney, New South Wales State Sports Centre 5,006 1988   Bob Turner
Westside Saints   Melbourne, Victoria Keilor Stadium 2,000 1979   Colin Cadee

NOTESEdit

  • Steve Breheny was suspended by the league following the semi finals series between Canberra and Sydney for allegedly headbutting Kings player Damian Keogh.[2] Assistant Coach Andy Campbell was in charge of the team for the Grand Final Series.[3]

Regular seasonEdit

The 1989 Regular Season took place over 22 Rounds between 20 April 1989 and 16 September 1989.

Round 1Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
20/04/1989 Westside Saints 102–112 Canberra Cannons Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
21/04/1989 Illawarra Hawks 99–106 Geelong Supercats Beaton Park Stadium N/A boxscore
21/04/1989 Newcastle Falcons 93–109 Brisbane Bullets Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
21/04/1989 Hobart Tassie Devils 98–115 Melbourne Tigers Derwent Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
21/04/1989 North Melbourne Giants 131–118 Westside Saints Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
22/04/1989 Adelaide 36ers 132–93 Perth Wildcats Apollo Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
22/04/1989 Canberra Cannons 114–105 Geelong Supercats AIS Arena N/A boxscore
22/04/1989 Sydney Kings 82–79 Brisbane Bullets State Sports Centre N/A boxscore
22/04/1989 Eastside Spectres 109–111 Melbourne Tigers Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 2Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
28/04/1989 Perth Wildcats 117–97 Sydney Kings Challenge Stadium N/A boxscore
28/04/1989 Canberra Cannons 105–96 Brisbane Bullets AIS Arena N/A boxscore
28/04/1989 Geelong Supercats 125–121 Newcastle Falcons Geelong Arena N/A boxscore
28/04/1989 Westside Saints 111–105 Eastside Spectres Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
29/04/1989 Adelaide 36ers 104–113 Sydney Kings Apollo Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
29/04/1989 Illawarra Hawks 102–109 Brisbane Bullets Beaton Park Stadium N/A boxscore
29/04/1989 Melbourne Tigers 122–116 Newcastle Falcons Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
29/04/1989 Hobart Tassie Devils 97–131 North Melbourne Giants Derwent Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 3Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
5/05/1989 Perth Wildcats 100–97 Geelong Supercats Challenge Stadium N/A boxscore
5/05/1989 Sydney Kings 67–92 Eastside Spectres State Sports Centre N/A boxscore
5/05/1989 Illawarra Hawks 129–132 Melbourne Tigers Beaton Park Stadium N/A boxscore
6/05/1989 Adelaide 36ers 125–116 Geelong Supercats Apollo Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
6/05/1989 Canberra Cannons 104–101 Westside Saints AIS Arena N/A boxscore
6/05/1989 Newcastle Falcons 76–81 Eastside Spectres Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
6/05/1989 Hobart Tassie Devils 82–112 Brisbane Bullets Derwent Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 4Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
11/05/1989 Westside Saints 102–124 Adelaide 36ers Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
12/05/1989 North Melbourne Giants 136–124 Adelaide 36ers Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
12/05/1989 Hobart Tassie Devils 91–96 Canberra Cannons Derwent Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
13/05/1989 Eastside Spectres 112–97 Canberra Cannons Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
13/05/1989 Geelong Supercats 95–107 Perth Wildcats Geelong Arena N/A boxscore
13/05/1989 Sydney Kings 115–112 Newcastle Falcons State Sports Centre N/A boxscore
13/05/1989 Brisbane Bullets 170–127 Illawarra Hawks Brisbane Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
14/05/1989 Melbourne Tigers 118–138 Perth Wildcats Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 5Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
19/05/1989 Perth Wildcats 113–100 Eastside Spectres Challenge Stadium N/A boxscore
19/05/1989 Sydney Kings 82–77 Hobart Tassie Devils State Sports Centre N/A boxscore
19/05/1989 North Melbourne Giants 135–119 Melbourne Tigers Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
20/05/1989 Adelaide 36ers 100–99 Eastside Spectres Apollo Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
20/05/1989 Canberra Cannons 125–110 Illawarra Hawks AIS Arena N/A boxscore
20/05/1989 Newcastle Falcons 128–111 Hobart Tassie Devils Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
20/05/1989 Brisbane Bullets 115–116 Geelong Supercats Brisbane Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 6Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
26/05/1989 Perth Wildcats 134–129 Newcastle Falcons Challenge Stadium N/A boxscore
26/05/1989 Illawarra Hawks 124–123 North Melbourne Giants Beaton Park Stadium N/A boxscore
26/05/1989 Melbourne Tigers 125–128 Sydney Kings Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
27/05/1989 Adelaide 36ers 148–123 Newcastle Falcons Apollo Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
27/05/1989 Canberra Cannons 109–108 North Melbourne Giants AIS Arena N/A boxscore
27/05/1989 Geelong Supercats 90–95 Sydney Kings Geelong Arena N/A boxscore
27/05/1989 Eastside Spectres 100–99 Hobart Tassie Devils Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 7Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
2/06/1989 Canberra Cannons 128–113 Adelaide 36ers AIS Arena N/A boxscore
2/06/1989 Hobart Tassie Devils 95–108 Westside Saints Derwent Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
2/06/1989 Newcastle Falcons 125–120 North Melbourne Giants Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
3/06/1989 Sydney Kings 110–107 North Melbourne Giants State Sports Centre N/A boxscore
3/06/1989 Eastside Spectres 112–89 Westside Saints Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
3/06/1989 Geelong Supercats 86–106 Melbourne Tigers Geelong Arena N/A boxscore
3/06/1989 Brisbane Bullets 110–103 Perth Wildcats Brisbane Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
3/06/1989 Illawarra Hawks 104–117 Adelaide 36ers Beaton Park Stadium N/A boxscore

Round 8Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
8/06/1989 Westside Saints 102–103 Sydney Kings Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
9/06/1989 North Melbourne Giants 130–109 Geelong Supercats Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
9/06/1989 Hobart Tassie Devils 123–120 Illawarra Hawks Derwent Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
10/06/1989 Brisbane Bullets 108–137 Melbourne Tigers Brisbane Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
10/06/1989 Eastside Spectres 116–113 Illawarra Hawks Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
10/06/1989 Adelaide 36ers 126–124 Canberra Cannons Apollo Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 9Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
15/06/1989 Westside Saints 110–114 Melbourne Tigers Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
16/06/1989 Newcastle Falcons 105–114 Canberra Cannons Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
16/06/1989 Adelaide 36ers 121–102 Brisbane Bullets Apollo Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
16/06/1989 North Melbourne Giants 142–112 Eastside Spectres Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
17/06/1989 Perth Wildcats 105–104 Brisbane Bullets Challenge Stadium N/A boxscore
17/06/1989 Illawarra Hawks 141–125 Westside Saints Beaton Park Stadium N/A boxscore
17/06/1989 Sydney Kings 119–108 Canberra Cannons State Sports Centre N/A boxscore
17/06/1989 Geelong Supercats 112–121 Hobart Tassie Devils Geelong Arena N/A boxscore
17/06/1989 Melbourne Tigers 115–105 Hobart Tassie Devils Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 10Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
22/06/1989 Westside Saints 98–93 Perth Wildcats Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
23/06/1989 Brisbane Bullets 92–79 Eastside Spectres Brisbane Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
23/06/1989 North Melbourne Giants 104–116 Perth Wildcats Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
24/06/1989 Sydney Kings 110–106 Illawarra Hawks State Sports Centre N/A boxscore
24/06/1989 Canberra Cannons 91–94 Eastside Spectres AIS Arena N/A boxscore
24/06/1989 Hobart Tassie Devils 113–105 Newcastle Falcons Derwent Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
24/06/1989 Geelong Supercats 91–114 Adelaide 36ers Geelong Arena N/A boxscore
25/06/1989 Melbourne Tigers 113–112 Adelaide 36ers Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 11Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
29/06/1989 Westside Saints 93–118 North Melbourne Giants Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
30/06/1989 North Melbourne Giants 128–113 Sydney Kings Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
1/07/1989 Brisbane Bullets 77–78 Westside Saints Brisbane Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
1/07/1989 Perth Wildcats 116–106 Adelaide 36ers Challenge Stadium N/A boxscore
1/07/1989 Hobart Tassie Devils 95–98 Sydney Kings Derwent Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
1/07/1989 Newcastle Falcons 132–141 Illawarra Hawks Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
1/07/1989 Geelong Supercats 112–131 Canberra Cannons Geelong Arena N/A boxscore
2/07/1989 Melbourne Tigers 105–114 Canberra Cannons Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 13Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
14/07/1989 Illawarra Hawks 130–115 Perth Wildcats Beaton Park Stadium N/A boxscore
14/07/1989 Sydney Kings 112–115 Melbourne Tigers State Sports Centre N/A boxscore
14/07/1989 North Melbourne Giants 139–117 Hobart Tassie Devils Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
15/07/1989 Canberra Cannons 123–125 Perth Wildcats AIS Arena N/A boxscore
15/07/1989 Newcastle Falcons 109–135 Melbourne Tigers Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
15/07/1989 Eastside Spectres 104–124 Adelaide 36ers Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
16/07/1989 Westside Saints 102–107 Brisbane Bullets Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 14Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
21/07/1989 Perth Wildcats 109–114 Canberra Cannons Challenge Stadium N/A boxscore
22/07/1989 Brisbane Bullets 98–89 Newcastle Falcons Brisbane Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
22/07/1989 Illawarra Hawks 152–131 Hobart Tassie Devils Beaton Park Stadium N/A boxscore
22/07/1989 Eastside Spectres 103–86 North Melbourne Giants Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
22/07/1989 Geelong Supercats 125–111 Westside Saints Geelong Arena N/A boxscore
22/07/1989 Sydney Kings 94–96 Adelaide 36ers State Sports Centre N/A boxscore
23/07/1989 Melbourne Tigers 121–99 Westside Saints Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 15Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
28/07/1989 Illawarra Hawks 110–111 Eastside Spectres Beaton Park Stadium N/A boxscore
28/07/1989 Sydney Kings 109–92 Geelong Supercats State Sports Centre N/A boxscore
29/07/1989 Canberra Cannons 109–98 Newcastle Falcons AIS Arena N/A boxscore
29/07/1989 Brisbane Bullets 127–100 Adelaide 36ers Brisbane Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 16Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
3/08/1989 Westside Saints 98–106 Hobart Tassie Devils Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
4/08/1989 Canberra Cannons 94–89 Sydney Kings AIS Arena N/A boxscore
4/08/1989 Adelaide 36ers 115–136 North Melbourne Giants Apollo Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
4/08/1989 Melbourne Tigers 122–109 Illawarra Hawks Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
5/08/1989 Perth Wildcats 102–100 North Melbourne Giants Challenge Stadium N/A boxscore
5/08/1989 Newcastle Falcons 100–105 Westside Saints Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
5/08/1989 Brisbane Bullets 110–97 Hobart Tassie Devils Brisbane Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
5/08/1989 Eastside Spectres 97–100 Sydney Kings Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
5/08/1989 Geelong Supercats 97–115 Illawarra Hawks Geelong Arena N/A boxscore

Round 17Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
11/08/1989 Adelaide 36ers 116–111 Melbourne Tigers Apollo Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
12/08/1989 Perth Wildcats 107–103 Melbourne Tigers Challenge Stadium N/A boxscore
12/08/1989 Illawarra Hawks 131–120 Sydney Kings Beaton Park Stadium N/A boxscore
12/08/1989 Newcastle Falcons 98–91 Geelong Supercats Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
12/08/1989 Brisbane Bullets 104–119 North Melbourne Giants Brisbane Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
12/08/1989 Hobart Tassie Devils 105–103 Eastside Spectres Derwent Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 18Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
18/08/1989 Adelaide 36ers 120–105 Hobart Tassie Devils Apollo Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
18/08/1989 Illawarra Hawks 100–102 Newcastle Falcons Beaton Park Stadium N/A boxscore
18/08/1989 North Melbourne Giants 124–120 Canberra Cannons Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
19/08/1989 Sydney Kings 104–96 Westside Saints State Sports Centre N/A boxscore
19/08/1989 Eastside Spectres 130–127 Newcastle Falcons Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
19/08/1989 Perth Wildcats 133–113 Hobart Tassie Devils Challenge Stadium N/A boxscore
19/08/1989 Geelong Supercats 91–87 Brisbane Bullets Geelong Arena N/A boxscore
20/08/1989 Melbourne Tigers 116–103 Brisbane Bullets Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 19Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
25/08/1989 Sydney Kings 111–108 Perth Wildcats State Sports Centre N/A boxscore
25/08/1989 North Melbourne Giants 134–116 Illawarra Hawks Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
26/08/1989 Newcastle Falcons 96–100 Perth Wildcats Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
26/08/1989 Brisbane Bullets 103–105 Canberra Cannons Brisbane Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
26/08/1989 Hobart Tassie Devils 107–100 Adelaide 36ers Derwent Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
26/08/1989 Melbourne Tigers 112–95 Eastside Spectres Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
27/08/1989 Westside Saints 128–108 Illawarra Hawks Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 20Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
31/08/1989 Westside Saints 110–89 Geelong Supercats Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
1/09/1989 North Melbourne Giants 127–118 Brisbane Bullets Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
1/09/1989 Hobart Tassie Devils 134–123 Perth Wildcats Derwent Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
2/09/1989 Illawarra Hawks 115–145 Canberra Cannons Beaton Park Stadium N/A boxscore
2/09/1989 Newcastle Falcons 121–116 Adelaide 36ers Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
2/09/1989 Eastside Spectres 120–81 Perth Wildcats Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
3/09/1989 Melbourne Tigers 112–87 Geelong Supercats Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

Round 21Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
6/09/1989 Geelong Supercats 104–112 Eastside Spectres Geelong Arena N/A boxscore
8/09/1989 Perth Wildcats 120–107 Westside Saints Challenge Stadium N/A boxscore
8/09/1989 Canberra Cannons 148–114 Hobart Tassie Devils AIS Arena N/A boxscore
8/09/1989 Melbourne Tigers 119–129 North Melbourne Giants Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
9/09/1989 Adelaide 36ers 112–98 Westside Saints Apollo Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
9/09/1989 Newcastle Falcons 102–97 Sydney Kings Newcastle Sports Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
9/09/1989 Eastside Spectres 113–107 Brisbane Bullets Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
9/09/1989 Geelong Supercats 103–132 North Melbourne Giants Geelong Arena N/A boxscore

Round 22Edit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
14/09/1989 Westside Saints 131–127 Newcastle Falcons Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
15/09/1989 Adelaide 36ers 113–105 Illawarra Hawks Apollo Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
15/09/1989 North Melbourne Giants 154–115 Newcastle Falcons Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
15/09/1989 Hobart Tassie Devils 130–109 Geelong Supercats Derwent Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
16/09/1989 Perth Wildcats 123–119 Illawarra Hawks Challenge Stadium N/A boxscore
16/09/1989 Canberra Cannons 106–104 Melbourne Tigers AIS Arena N/A boxscore
16/09/1989 Brisbane Bullets 116–103 Sydney Kings Brisbane Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore
16/09/1989 Eastside Spectres 128–97 Geelong Supercats Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre N/A boxscore

LadderEdit

This is the ladder at the end of season, before the finals. The top 6 teams qualified for the finals series.

# Team Played Won Loss Win% Last 5 Streak Home Away For Against Points%
1 Canberra Cannons 24 18 6 75.00% 4-1 Won 4 10-2 8-4 2,736 2,580 106.05%
2 North Melbourne Giants 24 17 7 70.33% 5-0 Won 7 11-1 6-6 2,993 2,701 110.81%
3 Perth Wildcats1 24 16 8 66.67% 3-2 Won 2 11-1 5-7 2,681 2,660 100.79%
4 Melbourne Tigers1 24 16 8 66.67% 3-2 Lost 2 8-4 8-4 2,802 2,660 105.34%
5 Sydney Kings2 24 15 9 62.50% 2-3 Lost 2 9-3 6-6 2,471 2,489 99.28%
6 Adelaide 36ers2 24 15 9 62.50% 3-2 Won 2 10-2 5-7 2,778 2,668 104.12%
7 Eastside Spectres 24 14 10 53.85% 4-1 Won 4 9-3 5-7 2,527 2,454 102.97%
8 Brisbane Bullets 24 11 13 45.83% 1-4 Won 1 7-5 4-8 2,563 2,492 102.85%
9 Westside Saints3 24 8 16 33.33% 3-2 Won 1 5-7 3-9 2,522 2,648 95.24%
10 Hobart Tassie Devils3 24 8 16 33.33% 3-2 Won 1 6-6 2-10 2,566 2,757 93.07%
11 Illawarra Hawks 24 7 17 29.17% 0-5 Lost 6 5-7 2-10 2,826 2,929 96.48%
12 Newcastle Falcons 24 6 18 25.00% 2-3 Lost 2 5-7 1-11 2,649 2,799 94.64%
13 Geelong Supercats 24 5 19 20.83% 0-5 Lost 6 3-9 2-10 2,445 2,722 89.82%

The NBL tie-breaker system as outlined in the NBL Rules and Regulations states that in the case of an identical win-loss record, the results in games played between the teams will determine order of seeding.

1Perth Wildcats won Head-to-Head (2-0).

2Head-to-Head between Sydney Kings and Adelaide 36ers (1-1). Sydney Kings won For and Against (+7).

3Head-to-Head between Westside Saints and Hobart Tassie Devils (1-1). Westside Saints won For and Against (+5).

FinalsEdit

Playoff bracketEdit

Elimination Finals Semi Finals Grand Final
1 Canberra Cannons 108 92 142
4 Melbourne Tigers 105 112 83 5 Sydney Kings 98 100 82
5 Sydney Kings 117 89 85 1 Canberra Cannons 105 97 X
2 North Melbourne Giants 111 111 X
2 North Melbourne Giants 129 108 165
3 Perth Wildcats 122 114 112 3 Perth Wildcats 108 111 110
6 Adelaide 36ers 124 94 108

There were two best of three Elimination finals, four best of three Semi-finals, and then best of three grand final.

Elimination FinalsEdit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
20/09/1989 Sydney Kings 117–105 Melbourne Tigers State Sports Centre 5,006 boxscore
20/09/1989 Adelaide 36ers 124–122 Perth Wildcats Apollo Entertainment Centre 3,000 boxscore
22/09/1989 Melbourne Tigers 112–89 Sydney Kings Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre 7,200 boxscore
22/09/1989 Perth Wildcats 114–94 Adelaide 36ers Challenge Stadium 4,500 boxscore
24/09/1989 Melbourne Tigers 83–85 Sydney Kings Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre 7,200 boxscore
24/09/1989 Perth Wildcats 112–108 Adelaide 36ers Challenge Stadium 4,500 boxscore

Semi FinalsEdit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
29/09/1989 Sydney Kings 98–108 Canberra Cannons State Sports Centre 5,006 boxscore
30/09/1989 Perth Wildcats 108–129 North Melbourne Giants Challenge Stadium 4,500 boxscore
6/10/1989 Canberra Cannons 92–100 Sydney Kings AIS Arena 5,200 boxscore
6/10/1989 North Melbourne Giants 108–111 Perth Wildcats Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre 7,200 boxscore
8/10/1989 Canberra Cannons 142–82 Sydney Kings AIS Arena 5,200 boxscore
8/10/1989 North Melbourne Giants 165–110 Perth Wildcats Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre 7,200 boxscore

Grand FinalEdit

Date Home Score Away Venue Crowd Box Score
14/10/1989 Canberra Cannons 105–111 North Melbourne Giants AIS Arena 5,200 boxscore
20/10/1989 North Melbourne Giants 111–97 Canberra Cannons Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre 7,200 boxscore

1989 NBL statistics leadersEdit

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Andrew Gaze Melbourne Tigers 34.5
Rebounds per game Dean Uthoff Eastside Spectres 17.0
Assists per game Andrew Gaze Melbourne Tigers 7.2
Steals per game Phil Smyth Canberra Cannons 3.3
Blocks per game Willie Simmons Canberra Cannons 3.2
Free throw percentage Scott Fisher North Melbourne Giants 87.5%

NBL awardsEdit

All NBL TeamEdit

# Player Team
PG Phil Smyth Canberra Cannons
SG Kent Lockhart Eastside Spectres
SF Andrew Gaze Melbourne Tigers
PF Scott Fisher North Melbourne Giants
C Mark Davis Adelaide 36ers

ReferencesEdit