2014 NBL Finals

The 2014 NBL Finals was the championship series of the 2013–14 NBL season and the conclusion of the season's playoffs. The Perth Wildcats defeated the Adelaide 36ers in three games (2–1) to claim their sixth NBL championship.

2014 NBL Finals
NBL Finals 2014 Logo.jpg
LeagueNational Basketball League
SportBasketball
DurationMarch 2014–April 2014
Number of teams4
TV partner(s)
NBL.TV (online)
NBL Finals
ChampionsPerth Wildcats
  Runners-upAdelaide 36ers
Finals MVPJermaine Beal
Seasons
← 2013

FormatEdit

The 2013–14 National Basketball League Finals was played in March and April 2014 between the top four teams of the regular season, consisting of two best-of-three semi-final and final series, where the higher seed hosted the first and third games.[1]

QualificationEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Date of
qualification
Round of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Previous
appearance
Previous best
performance
Perth Wildcats 8 February 2014 17 28th 2013 Champions (1990, 1991, 1995, 2000, 2010)
Adelaide 36ers 8 March 2014 21 22nd 2009 Champions (1986, 1998, 1999, 2002)
Melbourne Tigers 9 March 2014 21 17th 2009 Champions (1993, 1997, 2006, 2008)
Wollongong Hawks 21 March 2014 23 18th 2013 Champions (2001)

LadderEdit

Team Pld Won Lost Last 5 Streak Home Away For Against % Pts % Won
1 Perth Wildcats 28 21 7 4-1 W1 12-2 9-5 2,419 2,177 111.12% 75.00%
2 Adelaide 36ers 28 18 10 3-2 W1 13-1 5-9 2,527 2,469 102.35% 64.29%
3 Melbourne Tigers 28 15 13 3-2 L1 7-7 8-6 2,299 2,292 100.31% 53.57%
4 Wollongong Hawks 28 13 15 3-2 L1 8-6 5-9 2,295 2,333 98.37% 46.43%
5 Cairns Taipans 28 12 16 3-2 W1 5-9 7-7 2,304 2,349 98.08% 42.86%
6 Sydney Kings 28 12 16 1-4 L2 7-7 5-9 2,312 2,414 95.78% 42.86%
7 New Zealand Breakers 28 11 17 2-3 L1 8-6 3-11 2,474 2,493 99.24% 39.29%
8 Townsville Crocodiles 28 10 18 2-3 W1 6-8 4-10 2,369 2,472 95.83% 35.71%

Ladder ProgressionEdit

  • Numbers highlighted in green indicate that the team finished the round inside the top four.
  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished first on the ladder in that round.
  • Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished last place on the ladder in that round.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Adelaide 36ers 5 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Cairns Taipans 2 2 2 4 6 6 7 7 7 7 5 4 7 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 6 7 5
Melbourne Tigers 6 7 4 3 3 3 3 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
New Zealand Breakers 1 6 8 6 7 7 6 4 6 8 6 7 6 7 6 6 6 5 6 6 7 6 7
Perth Wildcats 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sydney Kings 3 5 6 5 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 6
Townsville Crocodiles 7 4 5 7 5 5 5 6 5 5 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 8
Wollongong Hawks 8 8 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 8 6 5 6 7 7 8 6 5 5 5 4 4

SeedingsEdit

  1. Perth Wildcats
  2. Adelaide 36ers
  3. Melbourne Tigers
  4. Wollongong Hawks

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.

BracketEdit

Semi-finals Grand Final
          
1 Perth Wildcats 91 80 X
4 Wollongong Hawks 79 61 X
1 Perth Wildcats 92 84 93
2 Adelaide 36ers 85 89 59
2 Adelaide 36ers 101 87 102
3 Melbourne Tigers 85 98 63

Semi-finals seriesEdit

(1) Perth Wildcats vs (4) Wollongong HawksEdit

Game 1Edit

March 28
6:30 p.m. WST
Perth Wildcats 91, Wollongong Hawks 79
Scoring by quarter: 27-26, 22-12, 22-25, 20-16
Pts: James Ennis 25
Rebs: Jesse Wagstaff 7
Asts: Jermaine Beal 6
Pts: Rotnei Clarke 23
Rebs: Coenraad, Forman 5 each
Asts: Rotnei Clarke 4
Perth leads series, 1–0
Perth Arena, Perth
Attendance: 10,907
Referees: Vaughan Mayberry, Raoul Kirsten, Matt Beattie

Game 2Edit

March 30
3:00 p.m. EDT
Wollongong Hawks 61, Perth Wildcats 80
Scoring by quarter: 16-13, 17-26, 11-26, 17-15
Pts: Tim Coenraad 15
Rebs: David Gruber 10
Asts: Martin, Tiggs 3 each
Pts: Shawn Redhage 26
Rebs: James Ennis 8
Asts: Jermaine Beal 4
Perth wins series, 2–0
WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Attendance: 2,721
Referees: Michael Aylen, Scott Beker, Matt Townsend

Regular season series

Perth won 3–1 in the regular season series:

(2) Adelaide 36ers vs (3) Melbourne TigersEdit

Game 1Edit

March 27
7:00 p.m. CDT
Adelaide 36ers 101, Melbourne Tigers 85
Scoring by quarter: 31-26, 22-20, 24-19, 24-20
Pts: Gary Ervin 27
Rebs: Schenscher, Johnson 7 each
Asts: Gary Ervin 7
Pts: Chris Goulding 20
Rebs: Nate Tomlinson 14
Asts: Nate Tomlison 12
Adelaide leads series, 1–0
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: 3,865
Referees: Michael Aylen, Brett Hogan, Chris Reid

Game 2Edit

March 30
1:00 p.m. EDT
Melbourne Tigers 98, Adelaide 36ers 87
Scoring by quarter: 21-30, 27-16, 28-19, 22-22
Pts: Chris Goulding 37
Rebs: Lucas Walker 12
Asts: Nate Tomlison 5
Pts: Petrie, Teys 17 each
Rebs: Daniel Johnson 12
Asts: Adam Gibson 3
Series tied, 1–1
Hisense Arena, Melbourne
Attendance: 4,044
Referees: Vaughan Mayberry, Brad Geirsch, Chris Reid

Game 3Edit

April 1
7:00 p.m. CDT
Adelaide 36ers 102, Melbourne Tigers 63
Scoring by quarter: 23-14, 26-13, 30-20, 23-16
Pts: Daniel Johnson 23
Rebs: Adam Gibson 8
Asts: Cadee, Carter 4 each
Pts: Lucas Walker 11
Rebs: Adam Ballinger 6
Asts: Farrakhan, Worthington 3 each
Adelaide wins series, 2–1
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: 4,024
Referees: Michael Aylen, Scott Beker, Brett Hogan

Regular season series

Tied 2–2 in the regular season series; 367-356 points differential to Adelaide:

Grand Final seriesEdit

(1) Perth Wildcats vs (2) Adelaide 36ersEdit

Game 1Edit

April 7
7:30 p.m. WST
Perth Wildcats 92, Adelaide 36ers 85
Scoring by quarter: 29-24, 22-16, 18-17, 23-28
Pts: James Ennis 30
Rebs: James Ennis 10
Asts: Ennis, Martin, Redhage 4 each
Pts: Daniel Johnson 18
Rebs: Daniel Johnson 8
Asts: Adam Gibson 9
Perth leads series, 1–0
Perth Arena, Perth
Attendance: 13,291
Referees: Michael Aylen, Vaughan Mayberry, Chris Reid

Game 2Edit

April 11
7:00 p.m. CST
Adelaide 36ers 89, Perth Wildcats 84
Scoring by quarter: 29-26, 22-15, 21-22, 17-21
Pts: Gary Ervin 23
Rebs: Adam Gibson 9
Asts: Adam Gibson 7
Pts: Jermaine Beal 19
Rebs: James Ennis 9
Asts: Damian Martin 4
Series tied, 1–1
Adelaide Arena, Adelaide
Attendance: 8,127
Referees: Michael Aylen, Vaughan Mayberry, Chris Reid

Game 3Edit

April 13
11:00 a.m. WST
Perth Wildcats 93, Adelaide 36ers 59
Scoring by quarter: 18-15, 29-14, 23-19, 23-11
Pts: Shawn Redhage 16
Rebs: Greg Hire 9
Asts: Greg Hire 5
Pts: Anthony Petrie 20
Rebs: Luke Schenscher 7
Asts: Jason Cadee 3
Perth wins series and NBL Championship, 2–1
Perth Arena, Perth
Attendance: 13,498
Referees: Michael Aylen, Vaughan Mayberry, Chris Reid

Regular season series

Tied 2–2 in the regular season series; 334-333 points differential to Adelaide:

14 February 2014
Perth Wildcats 85, Adelaide 36ers 61

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013/14 NBL Finals Information". NBL. March 24, 2014. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2014.