2002–03 NBL season

The 2002–03 NBL season was the 25th season of competition since its establishment in 1979. A total of 11 teams contested the league.

2002–03 NBL season
LeagueNational Basketball League
SportBasketball
Duration2 October 2002 – 23 March 2003
8 – 29 March 2003 (Finals)
3 – 6 April 2003 (Grand Finals)
Number of teams11
TV partner(s)Fox Sports
Regular season
Top seedSydney Kings
Season MVPChris Williams
Top scorerJohn Rillie
Finals
ChampionsSydney Kings
  Runners-upPerth Wildcats
Finals MVPChris Williams
NBL seasons

Regular seasonEdit

The home and away season took place over 22 rounds between 2 October 2002 and 23 March 2003 with finals starting 8 March 2003 until 29 March 2003 and grand final on 3–6 April 2003.

Round 1Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
2 October Canberra Cannons 94–88 Townsville Crocodiles AIS Arena box score report
2 October West Sydney Razorbacks 104–92 Adelaide 36ers State Sports Centre box score report
4 October Melbourne Tigers 105–111 Perth Wildcats State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
4 October Cairns Taipans 109–98 Brisbane Bullets Cairns Convention Centre box score report
5 October Wollongong Hawks 116–104 Townsville Crocodiles WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
6 October Perth Wildcats 95–85 Victoria Giants Challenge Stadium box score report

Round 2Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
9 October Adelaide 36ers 93–110 Wollongong Hawks Adelaide Arena box score report
9 October Canberra Cannons 90–77 Brisbane Bullets AIS Arena box score report
11 October West Sydney Razorbacks 122–106 Brisbane Bullets State Sports Centre box score report
11 October Townsville Crocodiles 88–96 Sydney Kings Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
12 October Victoria Giants 105–95 West Sydney Razorbacks Hisense Arena box score report
12 October Wollongong Hawks 108–100 Perth Wildcats WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
12 October Cairns Taipans 88–110 Sydney Kings Cairns Convention Centre box score report

Round 3Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
16 October Perth Wildcats 106–101 Adelaide 36ers Challenge Stadium box score report
16 October Victoria Giants 130–102 Melbourne Tigers Hisense Arena box score report
18 October Melbourne Tigers 103–92 Canberra Cannons State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
18 October Sydney Kings 119–102 Wollongong Hawks Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
18 October Brisbane Bullets 92–101 Cairns Taipans Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
19 October Adelaide 36ers 92–105 Canberra Cannons Adelaide Arena box score report
19 October Townsville Crocodiles 108–117 Cairns Taipans Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
20 October West Sydney Razorbacks 94–122 Sydney Kings State Sports Centre box score report

Round 4Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
23 October Perth Wildcats 90–87 Wollongong Hawks Challenge Stadium box score report
23 October Sydney Kings 120–75 Townsville Crocodiles Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
25 October Townsville Crocodiles 96–93 Melbourne Tigers Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
26 October Canberra Cannons 117–91 West Sydney Razorbacks AIS Arena box score report
26 October Brisbane Bullets 92–116 Adelaide 36ers Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
26 October Victoria Giants 97–104 Wollongong Hawks Hisense Arena box score report
26 October Cairns Taipans 92–103 Melbourne Tigers Cairns Convention Centre box score report

Round 5Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
30 October Victoria Giants 135–129 Brisbane Bullets Hisense Arena box score report
1 November Perth Wildcats 104–96 Townsville Crocodiles Challenge Stadium box score report
1 November West Sydney Razorbacks 97–103 Melbourne Tigers State Sports Centre box score report
1 November Cairns Taipans 83–90 Wollongong Hawks Cairns Convention Centre box score report
2 November Sydney Kings 95–87 Melbourne Tigers Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
2 November Adelaide 36ers 115–111 Townsville Crocodiles Adelaide Arena box score report

Round 6Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
6 November Adelaide 36ers 91–105 Sydney Kings Adelaide Arena box score report
8 November Perth Wildcats 130–127 Sydney Kings Challenge Stadium box score report
8 November Melbourne Tigers 108–102 Adelaide 36ers State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
8 November Wollongong Hawks 111–104 Victoria Giants WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
9 November Canberra Cannons 118–99 Victoria Giants AIS Arena box score report
9 November Cairns Taipans 118–104 Townsville Crocodiles Cairns Convention Centre box score report
10 November West Sydney Razorbacks 111–85 Brisbane Bullets State Sports Centre box score report

Round 7Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
13 November Wollongong Hawks 119–93 West Sydney Razorbacks WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
15 November Melbourne Tigers 113–90 Brisbane Bullets State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
15 November West Sydney Razorbacks 92–78 Canberra Cannons State Sports Centre box score report
16 November Adelaide 36ers 123–111 Victoria Giants Adelaide Arena box score report
16 November Townsville Crocodiles 103–95 Perth Wildcats Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
17 November Sydney Kings 98–100 Canberra Cannons Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
17 November Cairns Taipans 91–95 Perth Wildcats Cairns Convention Centre box score report

Round 8Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
20 November Victoria Giants 112–106 Brisbane Bullets Geelong Arena box score report
22 November Perth Wildcats 103–87 Cairns Taipans Challenge Stadium box score report
22 November Victoria Giants 96–100 Townsville Crocodiles Hisense Arena box score report
23 November Canberra Cannons 123–107 Brisbane Bullets AIS Arena box score report
23 November Melbourne Tigers 107–97 Wollongong Hawks State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
23 November West Sydney Razorbacks 104–87 Townsville Crocodiles State Sports Centre box score report
23 November Adelaide 36ers 106–107 Cairns Taipans Adelaide Arena box score report

Round 9Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
27 November Sydney Kings 102–74 Perth Wildcats Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
27 November Cairns Taipans 71–86 Brisbane Bullets Cairns Convention Centre box score report
27 November Townsville Crocodiles 101–106 Adelaide 36ers Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
29 November Canberra Cannons 98–99 Perth Wildcats AIS Arena box score report
29 November Victoria Giants 74–114 Sydney Kings Hisense Arena box score report
29 November Wollongong Hawks 94–84 Cairns Taipans Shoalhaven Basketball Stadium box score report
30 November Brisbane Bullets 91–96 Adelaide 36ers Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
30 November Melbourne Tigers 100–85 Canberra Cannons State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
30 November West Sydney Razorbacks 116–105 Cairns Taipans State Sports Centre box score report

Round 10Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
4 December Brisbane Bullets 103–96 Sydney Kings Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
4 December Wollongong Hawks 101–113 Adelaide 36ers WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
7 December Canberra Cannons 109–114 Adelaide 36ers AIS Arena box score report
7 December Brisbane Bullets 109–114 Townsville Crocodiles Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
7 December Victoria Giants 102–133 Perth Wildcats Hisense Arena box score report
7 December Melbourne Tigers 95–96 West Sydney Razorbacks State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report

Round 11Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
10 December Brisbane Bullets 94–111 Wollongong Hawks Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
11 December Adelaide 36ers 107–106 Melbourne Tigers Adelaide Arena box score report
13 December Brisbane Bullets 88–77 Victoria Giants Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
13 December Cairns Taipans 103–91 West Sydney Razorbacks Cairns Convention Centre box score report
14 December Perth Wildcats 106–91 Melbourne Tigers Challenge Stadium box score report
14 December Sydney Kings 87–92 Wollongong Hawks Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
14 December Townsville Crocodiles 115–101 West Sydney Razorbacks Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
15 December Wollongong Hawks 117–91 Victoria Giants WIN Entertainment Centre box score report

Round 12Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
18 December West Sydney Razorbacks 101–99 Wollongong Hawks State Sports Centre box score report
19 December Sydney Kings 92–94 Townsville Crocodiles Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
20 December Adelaide 36ers 111–107 West Sydney Razorbacks Adelaide Arena box score report
20 December Cairns Taipans 115–91 Victoria Giants Cairns Convention Centre box score report
21 December Perth Wildcats 122–114 Adelaide 36ers Challenge Stadium box score report
21 December Melbourne Tigers 79–92 Brisbane Bullets State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
21 December Townsville Crocodiles 101–83 Victoria Giants Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report

Round 13Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
26 December Victoria Giants 94–98 Sydney Kings Hisense Arena box score report
27 December Melbourne Tigers 88–94 Townsville Crocodiles State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
27 December Sydney Kings 114–95 Adelaide 36ers Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
27 December Brisbane Bullets 90–115 Perth Wildcats Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
28 December West Sydney Razorbacks 97–105 Perth Wildcats State Sports Centre box score report
28 December Wollongong Hawks 94–89 Melbourne Tigers WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
28 December Adelaide 36ers 112–114 Townsville Crocodiles Adelaide Arena box score report

Round 14Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
31 December Brisbane Bullets 78–87 Melbourne Tigers Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
31 December Adelaide 36ers 103–91 Cairns Taipans Adelaide Arena box score report
31 December Townsville Crocodiles 121–110 Wollongong Hawks Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
3 January Sydney Kings 112–96 Melbourne Tigers Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
3 January Cairns Taipans 75–86 West Sydney Razorbacks Cairns Convention Centre box score report
4 January Brisbane Bullets 105–121 Sydney Kings Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
4 January Perth Wildcats 109–89 Wollongong Hawks Challenge Stadium box score report
4 January Victoria Giants 99–107 Adelaide 36ers Hisense Arena box score report
4 January Townsville Crocodiles 104–99 West Sydney Razorbacks Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report

Round 15Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
8 January Victoria Giants 114–100 Canberra Cannons Geelong Arena box score report
8 January Brisbane Bullets 101–82 Wollongong Hawks Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
10 January Sydney Kings 111–83 Canberra Cannons Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
10 January Cairns Taipans 98–96 Perth Wildcats Cairns Convention Centre box score report
11 January Melbourne Tigers 115–86 Victoria Giants State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
11 January Adelaide 36ers 100–82 Canberra Cannons Adelaide Arena box score report
11 January Townsville Crocodiles 122–109 Perth Wildcats Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
12 January Wollongong Hawks 87–79 Sydney Kings WIN Entertainment Centre box score report

Round 16Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
15 January Melbourne Tigers 94–86 Cairns Taipans State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
15 January West Sydney Razorbacks 112–77 Victoria Giants State Sports Centre box score report
17 January Victoria Giants 112–107 Cairns Taipans Bendigo Basketball Stadium box score report
17 January Wollongong Hawks 89–98 Townsville Crocodiles WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
18 January Canberra Cannons 100–96 Melbourne Tigers AIS Arena box score report
18 January Brisbane Bullets 107–115 Townsville Crocodiles Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
18 January Perth Wildcats 119–97 Canberra Cannons Challenge Stadium box score report
18 January Sydney Kings 122–108 West Sydney Razorbacks Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report

Round 17Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
22 January Sydney Kings 103–111 Victoria Giants Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
22 January Wollongong Hawks 87–76 Canberra Cannons WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
22 January Townsville Crocodiles 97–81 Cairns Taipans Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
24 January Adelaide 36ers 115–108 Brisbane Bullets Adelaide Arena box score report
25 January Perth Wildcats 106–88 Brisbane Bullets Challenge Stadium box score report
25 January West Sydney Razorbacks 87–106 Wollongong Hawks State Sports Centre box score report
25 January Cairns Taipans 71–95 Sydney Kings Cairns Convention Centre box score report

Round 18Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
29 January Adelaide 36ers 128–105 West Sydney Razorbacks Adelaide Arena box score report
29 January Canberra Cannons 80–108 Sydney Kings AIS Arena box score report
29 January Brisbane Bullets 96–111 Perth Wildcats Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
1 February Victoria Giants 106–109 Townsville Crocodiles Dandenong Basketball Stadium box score report
1 February Melbourne Tigers 91–87 Perth Wildcats State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
1 February West Sydney Razorbacks 104–101 Sydney Kings State Sports Centre box score report
1 February Wollongong Hawks 111–85 Brisbane Bullets WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
1 February Cairns Taipans 123–88 Canberra Cannons Cairns Convention Centre box score report

Round 19Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
5 February Canberra Cannons 99–91 Victoria Giants AIS Arena box score report
5 February Perth Wildcats 97–99 Sydney Kings Challenge Stadium box score report
7 February Adelaide 36ers 122–104 Perth Wildcats Adelaide Arena box score report
8 February Melbourne Tigers 108–103 Adelaide 36ers State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
8 February West Sydney Razorbacks 101–104 Victoria Giants State Sports Centre box score report
8 February Cairns Taipans 93–87 Wollongong Hawks Cairns Convention Centre box score report
8 February Townsville Crocodiles 103–88 Canberra Cannons Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report

Round 20Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
12 February Canberra Cannons 84–81 Cairns Taipans AIS Arena box score report
12 February Melbourne Tigers 90–95 Sydney Kings State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
14 February Victoria Giants 98–106 Melbourne Tigers Hisense Arena box score report
14 February Wollongong Hawks 100–116 Adelaide 36ers WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
15 February Perth Wildcats 124–101 West Sydney Razorbacks Challenge Stadium box score report
15 February Cairns Taipans 94–100 Melbourne Tigers Cairns Convention Centre box score report
15 February Townsville Crocodiles 103–93 Canberra Cannons Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
18 February Perth Wildcats 106–91 West Sydney Razorbacks Bunbury Stadium box score report

Round 21Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
19 February Canberra Cannons 90–104 Cairns Taipans AIS Arena box score report
20 February Townsville Crocodiles 120–75 Brisbane Bullets Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
21 February Victoria Giants 77–104 Cairns Taipans Dandenong Basketball Stadium box score report
21 February Brisbane Bullets 66–79 Canberra Cannons Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
22 February Canberra Cannons 94–106 Perth Wildcats Tuggeranong box score report
22 February Wollongong Hawks 89–96 Melbourne Tigers WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
22 February Adelaide 36ers 97–99 Victoria Giants Adelaide Arena box score report
23 February Sydney Kings 100–87 Cairns Taipans Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
23 February West Sydney Razorbacks 93–90 Melbourne Tigers State Sports Centre box score report

Round 22Edit

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
26 February Melbourne Tigers 108–99 Cairns Taipans State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
26 February Sydney Kings 114–99 Adelaide 36ers Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
26 February Canberra Cannons 93–140 Wollongong Hawks Tuggeranong box score report
27 February Wollongong Hawks 124–94 Canberra Cannons WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
28 February Brisbane Bullets 85–108 West Sydney Razorbacks Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre box score report
1 March Perth Wildcats 118–88 Victoria Giants Challenge Stadium box score report
1 March Canberra Cannons 103–113 West Sydney Razorbacks Tuggeranong box score report
1 March Cairns Taipans 128–109 Adelaide 36ers Cairns Convention Centre box score report
1 March Townsville Crocodiles 106–104 West Sydney Razorbacks Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report

LadderEdit

Team Pld Won Lost Last 5 Streak Home Away % Pts % Won
1 Sydney Kings 38 28 10 4-1 W3 14-6 14-4 112 73
2 Perth Wildcats 37 26 11 3-2 L2 16-3 10-8 107 70
3 Wollongong Hawks 34 20 14 3-2 L2 12-5 8-9 103 58
4 Townsville Crocodiles 35 20 15 1-4 L1 12-5 8-10 101 57
5 Adelaide 36ers 33 17 16 1-4 L1 9-7 8-9 100 51
6 Melbourne Tigers 33 16 17 2-3 L1 10-6 6-11 100 48
7 West Sydney Razorbacks 30 14 16 3-2 W3 10-5 4-11 98 46
8 Cairns Taipans 30 13 17 3-2 W1 8-7 5-10 99 43
9 Canberra Cannons 30 11 19 1-4 L4 8-7 3-12 92 36
10 Victoria Giants 30 9 21 2-3 L1 6-9 3-12 91 30
11 Brisbane Bullets 30 6 24 0-5 L9 4-11 2-13 89 20

Finals SeriesEdit

Quarter FinalsEdit

(best-of-three series)

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
8 March Wollongong Hawks 97–87 Townsville Crocodiles WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
8 March Melbourne Tigers 89–101 Sydney Kings State Netball and Hockey Centre box score report
8 March Adelaide 36ers 116–119 Perth Wildcats Adelaide Arena box score report
10 March Sydney Kings 104–108 Melbourne Tigers Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
12 March Perth Wildcats 91–99 Adelaide 36ers Challenge Stadium box score report
12 March Townsville Crocodiles 101–102 Wollongong Hawks Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
15 March Sydney Kings 114–89 Melbourne Tigers Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
16 March Perth Wildcats 94–86 Adelaide 36ers Challenge Stadium box score report

Semi FinalsEdit

(best-of-three series)

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
20 March Townsville Crocodiles 107–124 Sydney Kings Townsville Entertainment Centre box score report
21 March Wollongong Hawks 90–121 Perth Wildcats WIN Entertainment Centre box score report
26 March Perth Wildcats 113–84 Wollongong Hawks Challenge Stadium box score report
26 March Sydney Kings 91–113 Townsville Crocodiles Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
29 March Sydney Kings 114–99 Townsville Crocodiles Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report

Grand FinalEdit

(best-of-three series)

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
3 April Sydney Kings 98–94 Perth Wildcats Sydney Entertainment Centre box score report
6 April Perth Wildcats 101–117 Sydney Kings Challenge Stadium box score report

2002–03 NBL statistics leadersEdit

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Chris Williams Sydney Kings 23.6
Rebounds per game Mark Bradtke Melbourne Tigers 12.9
Assists per game Ricky Grace Perth Wildcats 8.0
Steals per game Darryl Mcdonald Victoria Titans 2.4
Blocks per game Reginald Poole Canberra Cannons 2.2
Free throw percentage Andrew Gaze Melbourne Tigers 89.3%
Three-point field goal percentage James Harvey Perth Wildcats 43.8%

NBL awardsEdit

All NBL TeamEdit

# Player Team
PG Ricky Grace[1] Perth Wildcats
SG Shane Heal Sydney Kings
SF Brett Maher Adelaide 36ers
PF Chris Williams Sydney Kings
C Mark Bradtke Melbourne Tigers

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