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Permutations for the NBL finals campaign

The race for the NBL minor premiership will be fought out between Perth and Melbourne in the final week of the regular season.

Permutations for the NBL finals campaign

The race for the NBL minor premiership will be fought out between Perth and Melbourne in the final week of the regular season.

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE RACE FOR THE NBL MINOR PREMIERSHIP:

PERTH WILDCATS (17-9, percentage 106.7):


* Play 36ers (h) on Friday; United (a) on Sunday

* In the box seat because of their superior percentage. The eight-time champions can lose to Adelaide but still finish top if victorious in Melbourne

MELBOURNE UNITED (17-9, 104.2):

* Play Taipans (h) on Thursday; Wildcats (h) on Sunday

* The defending champs must deal with Cairns midweek to ensure Sunday's regular-season finale is a straight shootout for the minor premiership

SYDNEY KINGS (17-10, 102.3):

* Play Taipans (h) on Saturday

* Lose to Cairns and they'll be third regardless. Win and the Kings can improve to second but they'd need Perth or Melbourne to lose twice

BATTLE FOR FOURTH:

ADELAIDE 36ers (14-13, 100.4):

* Play Wildcats (a) on Friday

* Will clinch fourth if they cause an upset in Perth

BRISBANE BULLETS (13-14, 100.7):

* Play NZ Breakers (h) on Saturday

* Need Adelaide to lose to the Wildcats and must then overcome the seventh-placed Breakers to edge the 36ers on percentage.

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