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Gold medal game - a boost for the australian NBL - Mar 23, 2006


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Luke Kendall
The Gold medal game of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne will be a pretty nice ad for the australian league, the NBL. Of the 24 athletes that will take the floor for the clash to decide the gold medal, 23 are either past or present players from the australian premiere league. 

Because the Games are taking place in March, none of the australians players in Europe or in USA were available, so the coaching staff decided to select a 100% NBL team and to use the Commonwealth Games to see which players could be named in the national team for the upcoming World Championships in Japan. New Zealand has the same kind of line-up since Phil Jones, Mark Dickel and co were unavailble due to club duties. Seven Tall Blacks were playing in the australian NBL this season, with the NZ Breakers, Wollongong or Perth. Four of them were playing in the NBL last season so Troy McLean (195-G-79) will be the only player without a NBL experience in the championship game.
The league is really develloping in Australia, there is already a franchise in New Zealand and next season there will be a 12th franchise in Singapore. This is an important step for the league as they want to increase the NBL's popularity in South East Asia. No matter which team is going to win the championship game, the NBL executives will be the winners.
  



FIBA cancel Commonwealth Basketball Championships - Feb 4, 2010

THIS year's Commonwealth Basketball Championships, due to be staged in New Delhi in August, have been cancelled by the world governing body, FIBA. The decision comes just two weeks after FIBA had written to Keith Mair, chief executive of England Basketball, to confirm that a men's tournament would be staged in the Indian capital. The tournament was not directly connected with the Commonwealth Games, which are being held in India for the first time in October   [read more]

Lauren
Jackson
Stats Leaders, Awards and Final Standings - Mar 27, 2006

After 10 days of competition, Australia won the first-ever Commonwealth Games women basketball tournament in Melbourne over New Zealand, England claimed the Bronze medal. Check out who were the top-performers during this tournament. We will post a team-by-team recap in the next days. AWARDS: MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Jason Smith (194-G-74) A lot of players deserved this awards but Jason Smith led Australia in scoring, including a 16-point effort in the Gold medal   [read more]

Lauren
Jackson
Australia won the Gold in a tough game - Mar 24, 2006

In true trans-Tasman rivalry, the gold medal playoff in the Men's Basketball between Australia and New Zealand went right down to the wire - with Australia taking top honours in the final minutes. In one of the most thrilling basketball matches in Australian history, the Boomers played the game of their lives, bringing the crowd to its feet to cheer the gold medal. We will post the stats leaders and a tournament recap in the next days   [read more]


England takes the Bronze - Mar 24, 2006  
Gold medal game - a boost for the australian NBL - Mar 23, 2006  
Classification games - Barbados claimed 5th place - Mar 23, 2006  
Semifinals - Australia and New Zealand to play for the Gold! - Mar 22, 2006  
Classifications Games - Mar 21, 2006  
Stats leaders after the pool phase - Mar 20, 2006  
Day 5 results - End of the pool phase - Mar 20, 2006  
Day 4 results - Mar 19, 2006  
Day 3 results - Mar 18, 2006  
Day 2 results - Mar 17, 2006  
Day 1 results - Mar 16, 2006  
Games Schedule - Mar 14, 2006  
India's basketballers play for the future - Mar 14, 2006  

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Commonwealth Games Standings
 1. Australia 8-0 
 2. N.Zealand 7-1 
 3. U.Kingdom 6-2 
 4. Nigeria 5-3 
 5. Barbados 4-4 
 6. Scotland 3-5 
 7. S.Africa 2-6 
 8. India 1-7 
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