While we know the four teams to make it through to the Sal's NBL Final 4, can the actual order of the finals-bound teams change this week in R12 of the regular season?
All eyes will be on three games this week (Hawks vs Jets, Sharks vs Rams, Huskies vs Saints) where depending on results, the Saints could end up playing any of their three Final 4 opponents in a Semi Final.
So, the Final 4 order most certainly can change!
But before getting ahead of ourselves, let's take a look at the ladder with seven games to be played in R12 from this Thursday night.
With one round to play all eyes will be on the Hawks, Sharks and Huskies. Ironically the Saints play the Huskies, which could be a game that determines the final make-up of the top 4 if the Huskies can win, but that will depend on how the Hawks and Sharks finalise their regular season.
While the Hawks and Sharks could swap positions, the Huskies will only move up from 4th place if they beat the Saints and both the Hawks and Sharks lose. This would force a three-way tie (12-6) and a mini-ladder between the three teams, which would see the following result from games played between the teams:
Hawks (3-1) - defeated Huskies by 5, Sharks by 12, Sharks by 26 / lost to Huskies by 21.
Huskies (2-2) - defeated Hawks by 21, Sharks by 1 / lost to Hawks by 5, Sharks by 15.
Sharks (1-3) - defeated Huskies by 15 / lost to Huskies by 1, Hawks by 12, Hawks by 26.
If the Sharks and Huskies win, but the Hawks lose, the Hawks would drop to 4th and play the Saints in a Semi Final as the Huskies have head-to-head on the Hawks.
Thursday - Sharks vs Rams
Thursday - Hawks vs Jets
Friday - Bulls vs Saints
Saturday - Airs vs Giants
Saturday - Nuggets vs Rams
Saturday - Huskies vs Saints
Sunday - Jets vs Giants
Here's how things could end up.
TAYLOR BAY HAWKS
SIT ZERO FEES SOUTHLAND SHARKS
SKY TOWER AUCKLAND HUSKIES