Basketball

Rams too hot for Giants

Nelson Giants point guard Ali Granger was handed a rare start against the Canterbury Rams.

Canterbury Rams pile on the points as Nelson Giants equal their worst start to a NBL season.

20-yo scores 70 points in NBA game

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker joined an honour roll of five other NBA players to score 70 points in an NBA game.

Devin Booker joins the company of Kobe Bryant and Wilt Chamberlain but his Phoenix team still lose.

No time to settle for Taranaki

Taranaki Mountain Airs point guard Houston O'Riley drives spots a gap between Super City Rangers Nnanna Egwu and Hyrum ...

What-ifs creep in as the Taranaki Mountain Airs prepare to visit the Bay Hawks.

Rangers win thriller over Airs

Mitch McCarron had a strong showing against Taranaki.

The Super City Rangers have won a tight NBL basketball match in New Plymouth.

Saints take nail biter

Southland Sharks player Mitch Norton tries to avoid Tai Wesley of the Wellington Saints as he takes a shot during the ...

Saints win battle of NBL heavyweights with thrilling 88-86 victory over Southland Sharks.

Giants focusing on their own game

Nelson Giants big man Curtis Washington trains at the Trafalgar Centre.

Taking care of their own game will go a long way towards getting a good result against the Rams, says Giants coach.

Dickel backing his Neighbour

Rams import Will Neighbour, left, defends against Super City's Lindsay Tait during their opening NBL game.

 English import needs to adjust to referees and then he'll find his groove, Rams' coach says.

Saints too good for Rams

Rams co-captain Marques Whippy takes aim in the first quarter of the Canterbury Rams v Wellington Saints game at Cowles ...

Defending champions show they're again the team to beat in the National Basketball League.

Breakers eye Tai Webster

Now he's finished at Nebraska, Tall Blacks guard Tai Webster has some decisions to make about his future.

In the wake of Corey Webster's departure, could his younger brother replace him at the Breakers?

Giants to step up intensity

Giants guard Ali Granger says a lack of effort has been the team's undoing so far this season.

Ali Granger says a lack of intensity has been their major undoing after starting the NBL season 0-2.

Camaraderie hooks Allen video

Southland Sharks players huddle on court, from left, Duane Bailey, Alex Pledger, Hayden Allen (facing camera), Derone ...

The passion still burns brightly for Hayden Allen in his 20th season in the National Basketball League.

Time to protect the peak

Aaron Bailey-Nowell drives to the basket against the Bay Hawks during the Northern Blitz preseason tournament.

The Taranaki Mountain Airs will play their first home game of the NBL season on Friday.

Teenage Shark off the mark

Southland Sharks player Connor Coll during his NBL debut against the Nelson Giants.

Excitement and nerves hovered over 18-year-old Connor Coll's NBL debut.

Jones' unfinished business

Rams forward Marcel Jones scored 55 points in his team's first two games of the season.

Canterbury Rams forward Marcel Jones still has the bad taste of last year's semifinal loss in his mouth.

LeBron defends rest

LeBron James has defended NBA coaches resting their players.

The four-time MVP says NBA players resting was never an issue until he started doing it.

Breakers axe Corey Webster

Corey Webster will no longer be a New Zealand Breaker after the Kiwi ANBL club elected not to re-sign him for 2017-18.

Kiwi basketball club finally gives up on its talented but problematic Tall Blacks guard.

Warriors sweep Thunder

Steven Adams and the Thunder could no nothing to stop the Golden State Warriors cruising to a 111-95 victory in their ...

Steven Adams and his OKC team continue to struggle against the men from Golden State.

Lemanis to take Boomers to Toyko

Andrej Lemanis will coach the Boomers at the Tokyo Olympics.

Former Breakers coach will get a second chance to take Australian team to an Olympic Games.

Adams ditches Disney for Russ video

Enes Kanter and Steven Adams are the Stache Brothers.

Kiwi NBA star ponders what it will take for his OKC team-mate to be made season MVP.

'The Earth is flat' - Shaq video

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal believes the Earth is flat.

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal joins other basketball stars in the belief the earth is flat.

Coach defends Slocum's slow start

Nelson Giants coach Alan McAughtry speaks to his team during their loss to the Taranaki Mountain Airs.

McAughtry says Giants' misfiring import is just finding his way in the NBL after disappointing debut.

Cavs ripped for resting stars

LeBron James was rested alongside Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in the Cleveland Cavaliers big loss to the LA Clippers on ...

The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't win over many fans when they chose to rest their best players.

Salt out of the Madness

Jack Salt led his team in rebounds in their loss to Florida.

The madness is over for Jack Salt's Virginia Cavaliers.

Kendle stars as Rams split double-header

New Canterbury Rams' point guard Jeremy Kendle was highly impressive in their NBL road double-header.

Canterbury Rams fight back to down Hawke's Bay in overtime.

Giants still searching for first win

Finn Delany was unable to carry the Nelson Giants to their first win despite scoring 26 points.

An improved Nelson Giants' performance not enough to beat Taranaki Mountain Airs.

Win comes with work-ons for Airs

Daniel Gomis had a strong debut for the Taranaki Mountain Airs.

With their first win of the season in the bag, Taranaki coach Trent Adam is eyeing areas for improvement.

Adams stars for OKC video

Steven Adams scored his 14th double-double of the NBA season.

Sometimes Russell Westbrook needs a little help. Big Kiwi Steven Adams provided it on Sunday.

Rangers topple Rams

Lindsay Tait led the way for the Super City Rangers against the Canterbury Rams..

Jeff Green's Super City side has got its Kiwi NBL campaign off to a winning start.

LeBron dunks get the job done video

NBA superstar LeBron James lines up a dunk against the Utah Jazz.

NBA star takes charge as the Cleveland Cavaliers' injury-ravaged season takes a strange twist.

Saints shoot down Hawks

The Hawks' Everard Bartlett takes a jump shot on Friday night.

Wellington have started their NBL title defence with a big win over the Bay Hawks.

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