The NBL has released it's first round schedule for the 2012 playoff series. After the Townsville Croc's loss to the Breakers they have finished in 4th place and will face off against the minor premiers in a best of three (finally) semi final series starting Friday March 30. The Gold Coast blaze have finished in 3rd place and will be facing 2nd place Perth Wildcats starting Sunday 1 April.
It's about time the NBL got it's act together and introduced a 3 game series for semi finals instead of having the stupid 1 and done format of the past decade.
2012 iiNet NBL Championship Semi Finals Series (best of three – all times local)
Series 1 – New Zealand Breakers (1st) versus Townsville Crocodiles (4th)
Game 1 Friday 30 March Vector Arena, Auckland 7:30PM
Game 2 Thursday 5 April Townsville Ent. & Conv. Centre 7:30PM
Game 3 Saturday 7 April Vector Arena, Auckland 7:30PM
Series 2 – Perth Wildcats (2nd) versus Gold Coast Blaze (3rd)
Game 1 Sunday 1 April Challenge Stadium 4:30PM
Game 2 Wednesday 4 April Gold Coast Convention Centre 7:30PM
Game 3 Saturday 7 April Challenge Stadium 7:00PM