1997 NBL Season
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1997 NBL Season
1997 NBL season
LeagueNational Basketball League
SportBasketball
Duration11 April 1997 - 28 September 1997
3 - 18 October 1997 (Finals)
25 October 1997 - 3 November 1997 (Grand Finals)
Number of teams11
TV partner(s)Network Ten
Fox Sports
Regular season
Top seedSouth East Melbourne Magic
Season MVPAndrew Gaze
Finals
ChampionsMelbourne Tigers
  Runners-upSouth East Melbourne Magic
Finals MVPLanard Copeland
NBL seasons

The 1997 NBL season was the 19th season of competition since its establishment in 1979. A total of 11 teams contest the league. The Hobart Devils, Geelong Supercats and Gold Coast Rollers did not return this season.

Regular season

The home and away season took place over 24 rounds between 11 April 1997 and 28 September 1997 with final series on 3 October 1997 until 18 October 1997 and grand final on 25 October until 3 November 1997.

Ladder

# Team Pld W L
1 South East Melbourne Magic 30 22 8
2 Melbourne Tigers 30 19 11
3 North Melbourne Giants 30 18 12
4 Perth Wildcats 30 17 13
5 Canberra Cannons 30 15 15
6 Brisbane Bullets 30 15 15
7 Townsville Suns 30 14 16
8 Adelaide 36ers 30 14 16
9 Sydney Kings 30 12 18
10 Newcastle Falcons 30 12 18
11 Illawarra Hawks 30 12 23

Finals

There were four finals, and then best of three grand final. All three of these finals were sudden death.

Quarter Finals

Semi-Finals

Grand Final

1997 NBL statistics leaders

NBL awards

All NBL Team


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