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Wildcats win Game 1

THE Perth Wildcats are now within one win of a record-extending sixth NBL championship after beating the Adelaide 36ers in a hard fought Game 1 of the grand final series.

36ers into GF

THE Adelaide 36ers have overcome the absence of Gary Ervin to hammer the Melbourne Tigers 102-63 to book in a grand final match-up with the Perth Wildcats.

Semi-final Game 2

THE Perth Wildcats have won through to a third successive NBL grand final and will now await the winner between the Adelaide 36ers and Melbourne Tigers.

Wildcats win Game 1

THE NBL semi finals have gone to script with the favourites Perth and Adelaide recording comfortable home victories to go up one-nil in their respective series'.

Adelaide wins Game 1

THE Adelaide 36ers shut down Chris Goulding and were well led by Gary Ervin to beat the Melbourne Tigers in Game 1 of their semi-final series at Adelaide Arena.

Heal quits Kings

SHANE Heal has announced his shock resignation as head coach of the Sydney Kings after his team lost to the Wollongong Hawks to miss an NBL finals berth on Friday.

NBL Friday night

WOLLONGONG beat Sydney on Friday to secure a place in the NBL finals which now sets up two meaningless but intriguing 'practice' semi finals on Sunday.

NBL Sunday

THE Sydney Kings ended a four-game losing slide on Sunday to beat the Adelaide 36ers 100-90 to set up a must-win clash with the Wollongong Hawks on Friday.

NBL Friday night

ADELAIDE and Perth met in a top-of-the-table NBL clash but it was the only one without playoff implications with Melbourne and Wollongong scoring crucial victories.

Tigers beat Kings

THE NBL's leading scorer Chris Goulding made league history on Sunday to all but secure the Melbourne Tigers' place in the finals for the first time in five seasons.