Basketball

Pacers, Heat force Game 7s video

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) shoots over Toronto Raptors guard Cory Joseph (6) during the second half of game ...

Paul George scored 21 points, Myles Turner added 15 as the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 101-83 to force a Game 7 of their series.

Saints power past Airs

Wellington Saints' Shea Ili drives to the rim in his side's win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs on Friday night.

 The Taranaki Mountain Airs proved no match for the Wellington Saints on Friday night.

Hawks eliminate Celtics

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) drives to the hoop against Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12).

It took nearly 60 years, but the Atlanta Hawks finally found a way to beat the Boston Celtics in the playoffs.

Dickel to remain in Rams' pen

Mark Dickel is staying on as Canterbury Rams' coach beyond this season.

Former Tall Black Mark Dickel extends contract with Canterbury Rams and Mainland academy.

Te Rangi heads to Bullets

Tall Black Reuben Te Rangi is shifting across the Tasman to play his ANBL hoops.

The Tall Blacks swingman has found a home across the ditch, complete with some familiar faces.

Adams has his game face on video

New Zealand's Steven Adams respects Tim Duncan and the Spurs, but not too much.

New Zealand's OKC Thunder rookie has learnt the hard way not to fall for Tim Duncan's nice-guy image.

Sharks seeking to muscle up on defence

Southland Sharks' Nick Kay competes for the ball with the Rangers' Terence Roberts.

 The Southland Sharks will have to play tighter on defence to clinch a berth in the National Basketball League's final four series.

Wheeler welcomes hoops finals series

Southland Sharks stalwart Andrew Wheeler has welcomed news that Invercargill will host the national basketball league ...

Andrew Wheeler joined the Southland Sharks in their first season in 2010 and now he might get a chance to play in a finals series at home.

Giants to return to basics

Phill Jones, left, is looking to reset the clock when the Nelson Giants take on the Canterbury Rams at the Trafalgar ...

The Nelson Giants still control their own NBL destiny but urgently need a win against the Canterbury Rams on Saturday.

Rangers edge out Sharks

Sharks player Derone Raukawa, left, puts a shot up with Rangers player Terrence Roberts defending during the NBL clash ...

Southland is in for a basketball bonanza at finals weekend, but the Sharks will have to rediscover their winning mojo to clinch a berth.

No Curry? No worries

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) smiles after scoring a basket against the Houston Rockets.

Golden State Warriors prove too strong for Houston despite the absence of the injured Steph Curry.

Recap: Warriors v Rockets

Houston Rockets center Josh Smith (5) extends for a rebound against the Golden State Warriors.

Golden State defeat Houston to progress in the NBA playoffs.

League-leading defences to clash in Wellington

Taranaki Mountain Airs swingman Marcus Johnson will play a key part in their matches this weekend.

The Taranaki Mountain Airs might be the league leaders in defence, but they'll need their scoring this weekend.

Saints ready for Airs triple threat

Leon Henry and his Wellington Saints team will play the Taranaki Mountain Airs in their next three games.

Three games in a row against the Taranaki Mountain Airs will test the Wellington Saints' patience.

High school basketballer: I'm 29?

Jonathon Nicola will remain in Canada until a hearing next month.

My mother doesn't remember when I was born, says 29-year-old high school basketballer.

Prewster's b-ball secrets

Dion Prewster of the Wellington Saints in action against the Southland Sharks at TSB Arena.

From starting out as a tween to playing for the Saints, Dion Prewster has a clue about basketball.

Breakers sign Kiwi duo

Point guard Shea Ili is keen to build on last season's experience with the Breakers.

Coach Paul Henare adds Finn Delany and Shea Ili to fulltime roster for next season.

DeRozan stars for Raptors

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) looks to pass as Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner (33) tries to defend.

Toronto side hold out for victory over Pacers, Atlanta lead Celtics in playoff series.

Sharks prepare for fourth game in week

Southland Sharks player Derone Raukawa takes on the Wellington Saints defence.

The Southland Sharks return home for their fourth game in a week.

Paul, Griffin out of NBA playoffs

Chris Paul, left, and Blake Griffin, pictured defending Damian Lillard, have been ruled out of the NBA playoffs.

Clippers chances of advancing in shreds after stars ruled out with injuries.

Kerr named NBA's top coach

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has enjoyed record-breaking success in the 2015-16 NBA season.

Warriors coach recognised as the best in the business after guiding Golden State to a record 73 regular season wins.

Playoff high for Adams video

Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams is fouled by Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki during game five  at ...

Oklahoma's City Thunder's big Kiwi is officially on a roll after a 4-1 first-round playoff victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

Adams: Tiny bull made me cry

Steven Adams continues to put his Kiwi perspective on the NBA playing domain.

Quirky Kiwi star uses his childhood terror to explain dangers of NBA playoffs.

Curry out for two weeks

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will miss at least two weeks with a sprained knee.

Warriors will have to live without their star point guard for at least two weeks.

Dream Team names Rio warm-ups

OKC Thunder star Kevin Durant is in the running to play for the US Dream Team at the Rio Olympics.

US Olympic men's basketball team to play five warm-up exhibition games ahead of the Rio Games.

Lakers fire coach Byron Scott video

Byron Scott, who has been sacked by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Losing Los Angeles Lakes sack coach.

Saints go top of NBL

Dion Prewster had a game high 22 points in his side's win over the Southland Sharks.

It wasn't pretty, but the Wellington Saints got the job done to move to the top of the NBL ladder.

Rams gain giant away win in Nelson

Canterbury Ram Ethan Rusbatch takes the ball to the hoop during their 95-85 away win over Nelson on Monday.

Canterbury Rams produce important away NBL win over Nelson

Jones' 400th game ends in defeat

Nelson Giants legend Phill Jones played his 400th NBL match on Monday.

Phill Jones becomes first player to reach 400 career NBL games.

Rams' third quarter blitz stuns Giants

Rams player McKenzie Moore in action during their NBL game against the Nelson Giants.

Canterbury Rams hand Nelson Giants their fourth straight defeat.

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