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The 2013–14 NBL season was the 36th season of competition since its establishment in 1979. A total of eight teams contested the league. The regular season was played between 10 October 2013 and 23 March 2014, and was followed by a post-season featuring the top four in late March and April 2014. The schedule was announced on 9 August 2013.[1] The Perth Wildcats defeated the Adelaide 36ers 2–1 in the three-game finals series, with the final match at Perth Arena attended by 13,498 people.

Australian broadcast rights to the season were held by free-to-air network Channel Ten and its digital sports sister station One, in the fourth year of a five-year deal, through to the 2014–15 season. In New Zealand, Sky Sport are the official league broadcaster, in the second year of a three-year deal.

Pre-season


Adelaide 36ers finish fourth (last).

A pre-season tournament featuring all eight teams was held on 20–22 September 2013 at Northern Suburbs Indoor Sports Centre, Sydney. The winner received the inaugural Loggins-Bruton Cup.

Perth Wildcats are pre-season champions.

Regular season


Ladder


  • 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.

Finals Series


The 2013–14 National Basketball League Finals will be played in March and April 2014, consisting of two best-of-three semi-final and final series, where the higher seed hosts the first and third games.

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.

Season statistics


Note: regular season only (minimum 14 games) and excluding negligible attempts

Awards


The end-of-season awards ceremony was held in the Sketch private dining room at Docklands, Melbourne on Wednesday, 2 April 2014.[2]

See also


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