Rams to face Huskies on NBL’s opening night

The Canterbury Rams will feature on the opening night of the shortened National Basketball League season on June 23.

The Rams will play the newly relocated Auckland Huskies franchise in the second game of the opening night of the six week competition in Auckland.

The draw for the six was released this afternoon with two games each night and games played five days a week.

The Rams will play up to three games each week.

The finals will feature all seven teams from the start of week six as they work their way through to the last two teams standing for the Grand Final on Saturday August 1.

Sal's NBL General Manager Justin Nelson said the presence of this league is not only going to have fantastic reach for all fans throughout New Zealand, but also globally.

"Now that we have released the official fixture, it all becomes a lot more real. Basketball is back and we can't wait to see the Airs, Huskies, Bulls, Rams, Giants, Jets and Nuggets in action. And many of these players are going to be seen overseas too, as we are in discussions about how this will be made available to markets abroad. Auckland will provide the perfect backdrop for this event too – it will be a great showcase of sport for New Zealand.”



Tuesday June 23 vs Huskies at 7:30pm

Thursday June 25 vs Bulls at 7:30pm

Saturday June 27 vs Airs at 7:30pm

Wednesday July 1 vs Jets at 7:30pm

Thursday July 2 vs Giants at 7:30pm

Saturday July 4 vs Nuggets at 7:30pm

Wednesday July 8 vs Bulls at 7:30pm

Thursday July 9 vs Huskies at 7:30pm

Saturday July 11 vs Airs at 7:30pm

Wednesday July 15 vs Jets at 5:30pm

Thursday July 16 vs Nuggets at 7:30pm

Saturday July 18 vs Giants at 5:30pm

Wednesday July 22 vs Huskies at 7:30pm

Saturday July 25 vs Bulls at 3:30pm



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