Basketball

Saints stroll past Rangers

Wellington Saints guard Corey Webster had another big scoring performance against the Supercity Rangers on Sunday.

The Wellington Saints moved to 16-0 on Sunday, with just two more road games between them and perfection.

Cavs reject underdog tag

Kevin Love doesn't think the Cleveland Cavaliers should be underdogs for the 2017 NBA Finals.

Vegas is betting against them beating the Warriors to the NBA title. But the Cavs reckon they're favourites.

Rams clinch NBL finals spot

Rams import McKenzie Moore led the way against Southland, top scoring with 25 points.

McKenzie Moore stars with a double-double as Canterbury book finals spot for second successive season.

Starters shine as Airs survive Hawks

Taranaki Mountain Airs' Tylor Ongwae was in strong form again against the Bay Hawks.

 The Taranaki Mountain Airs shoot 65 per cent from deep to break 10-game winless streak.

Tall Blacks face funding crisis

Corey Webster and the Tall Blacks operate on an uneven playing field against their Australian rivals.

Basketball NZ faces a $2m cash shortage as it moves into Asia as part of FIBA's exciting new world order.

Kanter: 'You can't catch me'

Enes Kanter was detained in a Romanian airport last week.

Turkish NBA star, a team-mate of Steven Adams, hits back at reports of home country issuing arrest warrant.

Perfection still possible for Saints

Giants guard Dion Prewster evades his opposite, Saints player Corey Webster.

Giants unable to maintain early pace as Saints notch 15th straight win of NBL season.

Mountain Airs to make amends

Tylor Ongwae was the only Taranaki player to score in double-digits against the Saints.

The Taranaki Mountain Airs plan to come out fighting this weekend.

JTB full of giants

Tai Wynyard with the Tall Blacks in 2014.

The Junior Tall Blacks' Under-19 World Cup squad features four players over 2.08m.

LeBron beats Michael Jordan record

King James has cemented his place in basketball history.

LeBron James cements his place in basketball history as the Cavaliers beat the Celtics to make another NBA finals.

Whippy fed up with slow starts

Rams forward Marques Whippy is considering a future in coaching.

Slow starts have crippled the Rams all year, and Marques Whippy has had enough.

Veteran Shark closing in on return

Hayden Allen in action for the Southland Sharks in the National Basketball League.

Injured Southland Shark Hayden Allen has been a frustrated spectator.

Adnam ready for NBL return

Giants' point guard Kyle Adnam will be back in action on Friday against the unbeaten Saints.

Kyle Adnam ready to take on unbeaten Wellington Saints. 

Ekenasio looking for perfect sendoff

Damien Ekenasio will retire from the Wellington Saints at the end of the NBL season.

Wellington Saints captain hopes his 15-year NBL career ends with a title and without a defeat.

'I had my life ripped apart'

It was thought Craig Hickford might never walk again after being knocked off his bicycle in February last year.

Fighting basketballer Craig Hickford's comeback from against the odds.

Ferns shoot for World Cup

Australia-based Micaela Cocks has over a decade of experience with the Tall Ferns as she returns for another campaign.

Coach Kennedy Kereama has most of his experienced pros on board for their first tilt at the Asian Cup.

LeBron and Irving crush Celtics

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder.

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James set up a potential third final with Golden State by rallying to topple the Celtics.

Warriors into NBA Finals

Steph Curry scored 36 points for the Warriors.

Golden State create history as they sweep Spurs to set up possible rematch with Cavs.

Canterbury Basketball clean up at awards night

The Canterbury Wildcats are on the hunt for their second consecutive national title this season.

Canterbury Basketball dominate at BBNZ awards night.

Dempster touch and go

Sam Dempster has remained on the sidelines since the Rangers clash two weeks ago.

Sam Dempster is working hard to be fit for Friday's Saints clash.

Green's 'Dray Day' trademark

Draymond Green wants to make the phrase "'Dray Day'' his own.

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green building investment after filing for trademark.

Curry calls out 'dirty play' video

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Warriors v Spurs NBA conference finals series heats up as star lashes rivals over undetected foul.

Bradley's late three stuns Cavs video

Boston's Avery Bradley celebrates his game three buzzer beater to upset Cleveland.

Unfancied Boston Celtics upset Cleveland with last gasp Avery Bradley three.

Mountain Airs not mentally ready, coach says

Taranaki Mountain Airs coach Trent Adam wasn't happy with his team's first half performance on Sunday.

"When we're locked in and playing to our ability we are good. When we aren't locked in we aren't good."

Saints shine against Mountain Airs

Corey Webster's 28 points led the Wellington Saints to another win.

A 28-point outing from Corey Webster has seen the Wellington Saints sink the Taranaki Mountain Airs.

Ingham thrives in first start

Tom Ingham inspired the Nelson Giants to an important win over the Bay Hawks on Friday.

Giants coach admits it might be hard to take Tom Ingham out of the starting five after that one.

Warriors on verge of NBA finals

Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket while guarded by San Antonio Spurs small ...

Kevin Durant's huge third quarter helps Warriors to 3-0 series lead over Spurs.

Lights out for Sharks

Southland Sharks coach Judd Flavell.

Southland Sharks suffer back-to-back NBL losses on the road.

Wheelchair basketball welcomes all comers

National Roller Ball wheelchair basketballer Ben Hekenui, of New Plymouth, preparing for the Oceania champs in China.

Taranaki sportsman prepares for Oceania champs

Adams' 'stache brother' detained

Enes Kanter called Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan "the Hitler of our century".

NBA star Enes Kanter detained in Romania, allegedly for his political views on Turkey's president, "the Hitler of our century".

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