10 Mar 2010

ANBL grand final goes to third match

6:11 am on 10 March 2010

The Australian National Basketball League grand final will go to a third game after Wollongong levelled the series with an decisive 75-63 victory over Perth in Wollongong.

Roared on by a sell-out crowd of 5,786 the Hawks made it 16 wins from their last 17 home games to ensure the championship would be settled in Perth on Friday night.

But the Wildcats who won game one 75-64 last Friday night will still start favourites to win a record fifth NBL crown when the series is decided back in Perth.

Wollongong have won only three of 16 games away from the Sandpit this season including losing three times in Perth.