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The 1991 NBL season was the 13th season of competition since its establishment in 1979. A total of 14 teams contested the league.

1991 NBL season
LeagueNational Basketball League
SportBasketball
Duration6 April 1991 – 22 September 1991
25 September 1991 – 11 October 1991 (Finals)
19 – 27 October 1991 (Grand Finals)
Number of teams14
TV partner(s)Seven Network
Regular season
Top seedPerth Wildcats
Season MVPAndrew Gaze
Top scorerAndrew Gaze (1,007 - 38.7 ppg)
Finals
ChampionsPerth Wildcats
  Runners-upEastside Melbourne Spectres
Finals MVPPete Hanson
NBL seasons

Contents

ClubsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

The home and away season took place over 24 rounds between 6 April 1991 and 22 September 1991 with semi-final on 25 September 1991 until 11 October 1991 and grand final on 19 October until 27 October 1991.

1991 saw Melbourne Tigers superstar Andrew Gaze became the first player to score 1,000 points in an NBL regular season. He scored 1,007 points in 26 games at 38.7 points per game. For his efforts he was awarded the first of what would eventually become a league record seven NBL Most Valuable Player awards as well as his 6th straight selection to the All NBL team.

LadderEdit

# Team Pld W L
1 Perth Wildcats 26 22 4
2 Eastside Melbourne Spectres 26 17 9
3 Geelong Supercats 26 17 9
4 Adelaide 36ers 26 16 10
5 North Melbourne Giants 26 16 10
6 Melbourne Tigers 26 16 10
7 Sydney Kings 26 14 12
8 Gold Coast Rollers 26 14 12
9 Brisbane Bullets 26 13 13
10 Canberra Cannons 26 9 17
11 Southern Melbourne Saints 26 9 17
12 Hobart Tassie Devils 26 9 18
13 Illawarra Hawks 26 6 20
14 Newcastle Falcons 26 5 21

FinalsEdit

There were two best of three Elimination finals, two best of three semi-finals, and then best of three grand final. All three of these finals were sudden death.

Elimination FinalsEdit

Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
25 September Melbourne Tigers 115-129 Adelaide 36ers The Glass House
25 September Geelong Supercats 139-119 North Melbourne Giants Geelong Arena
27 September Adelaide 36ers 132-96 Melbourne Tigers Apollo Stadium
27 September North Melbourne Giants 136-116 Geelong Supercats The Glass House
29 September Geelong Supercats 113-125 North Melbourne Giants Geelong Arena

Semi-FinalsEdit

Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
4 October North Melbourne Giants 93-99 Eastside Melbourne Spectres The Glass House
5 October Adelaide 36ers 99-102 Perth Wildcats Apollo Stadium
10 October Perth Wildcats 105-104 Adelaide 36ers Perth Entertainment Centre
11 October Eastside Melbourne Spectres 115-104 North Melbourne Giants The Glass House

Grand FinalEdit

Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance
19 October Eastside Melbourne Spectres 83-109 Perth Wildcats The Glass House 7,200
25 October Perth Wildcats 81-86 Eastside Melbourne Spectres Perth Entertainment Centre 8,200
27 October Perth Wildcats 90-80 Eastside Melbourne Spectres Perth Entertainment Centre 8,200

1991 NBL statistics leadersEdit

NBL awardsEdit

All NBL TeamEdit

ReferencesEdit