Valiant late comeback by NZ basketballers comes up short as they fall 78-70 to Croatia.
NBA title-winner makes very quiet return to international game as Aussies suffer loss to world's No 4 side Lithuania.
Sport's national body suspended by governing body Fiba, putting their participation in 2016 Olympics in doubt.
Tall Blacks coach laments top Kiwi big man's call to miss Rio Olympics qualifiers in favour of NBA pre-season training.
The tumbling Tall Ferns can't buy a win at the William Jones Cup tournament in Taiwan, losing 75-56 to South Korea.