Welcome to our daily Showdown Countdown where we’ll keep you updated daily with all the news and views ahead of the 2019 Sal’s NBL on July 20/21 at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch.
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FAN FREE FRIDAY - open from 11am / court access at 11:15am
Come and see all four teams on court and going through their final preparations before Saturday's Semi Finals. It's free entry and everyone is welcome.
11:15am - 11:45am: Canterbury Rams
12:45pm - 1:15pm: Wellington Saints
2:15pm - 2:45pm: Southland Sharks
3:45pm - 4:15pm: Hawke's Bay Hawks
4:30pm: Media Conference with the four Coaches and Captains
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HAWKS - the Hawks look set not to make a decision on star import Daniel Kickert until the last few hours before their Semi Final clash with the Canterbury Rams on Saturday July 21 (6:30pm). The Australian forward is currently back home and undergoing treatment for a lingering back injury and at this stage his status for the Final 4 is still unknown. It can also be revealed that the Hawks won't take Ethan Rusbatch, Jarrod Kenny, EJ Singler, Dion Prewster or Brandon Bowman to Tasmania this weekend for their final regular season game against the Huskies.
RAMS - the Rams have named a full-strength team to face the Hawks this Thursday night, which will be their last game until they step out on court at Horncastle Arena at the Final 4. With Isaiah Wilkins returning last week, the Rams are now set for their final preparations as they get ready for all the fanfare that will come with playing in front of their home fans.
SAINTS - all quiet out of the Saints today. No news yet on whether or not the ladder leaders will leave any of their stars back home this weekend when they clash with the Rangers in Auckland.
SHARKS - the Sharks will be the only Final 4 team playing at home in R14 and avoiding any travel, which may work in their favour. The form of Jarrad Weeks last round would be especially pleasing with the dashing guard earning himself the Sal's NBL Player of the Week after his 30pt haul against the Huskies.