Tall Blacks suffer first defeat video

Tall Blacks captain Mika Vukona was a standout performer in his sides narrow loss to Croatia.

Valiant late comeback by NZ basketballers comes up short as they fall 78-70 to Croatia.

Bogut scoreless in Boomers loss

Golden State Warriors centre Andrew Bogut went scoreless in his long-awaited return to international basketball for the Australian Boomers.

NBA title-winner makes very quiet return to international game as Aussies suffer loss to world's No 4 side Lithuania.

Russian basketball in hot water

Members of the Russia's men's basketball team celebrate winning bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Sport's national body suspended by governing body Fiba, putting their participation in 2016 Olympics in doubt.

Adams 'bit of a bonus anyway'

Steven Adams won't play for the Tall Blacks this year, but coach Paul Henare says they'll have him whenever he is ready.

Tall Blacks coach laments top Kiwi big man's call to miss Rio Olympics qualifiers in favour of NBA pre-season training.

Tall Ferns fall to third loss

Kalani Purcell produced 10 points and 11 rebounds but the Tall Ferns fell by 19 points to South Korea in Taiwan.

The tumbling Tall Ferns can't buy a win at the William Jones Cup tournament in Taiwan, losing 75-56 to South Korea.

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