In the night's earlier game PJE came away with a come-from-behind victory over Dell ASPAC 62-61. While probably not the result PJE was hoping for a week ago, they should still be proud of beating an extremely competitive ASPAC squad. In the end the top four teams played in the semi-finals, a result the league must be happy about.
Overall, from a fan's point of view, the NBL's first season was a resounding success. From what I could see from my vantage point a few thousand miles away, the fan and business support of the league was phenomenal. While I have been critical of the rotating venue setup in other leagues, it seems to have worked well for the NBL. I hope in the future they can find a way to spread out the paly a little more than they did this season, and maybe now that they have seen the successful attendance numbers they will do that.
I am excited to watch and listen to see how the league will grow and develop in the off-season.