January 18, 2018
Melbourne needed a win at home on Thursday to keep their championship hopes alive. Townsville had the lead at halftime, but the hosts kept clawing their way back, doing just enough in the fourth quarter to take the lead when it mattered, hanging on to a 58-57 win. The visitors were paced by recently crowned MVP Suzy Batkovic and will now host the deciding game on Sunday.
Melbourne Boomers vs. Townsville Fire 58-57 MEL Cambage 19/9r Smart 11/6r Purcell 7/10r O’Hea 5 Tomlinson 0/9r TSV Batkovic 23/9r Wiese 5 Cocks 5 Mincy 4 George 0
Series tied 1-1