Basketball

Prewster enjoying new challenge

Dion Prewster, in action here against Canterbury, has been stacking up the numbers for the Nelson Giants this season.

Dion Prewster looking for better returns ahead for Nelson Giants.

Bryant channels his inner Urkel video

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant has been working on some comedy involving fictional TV character Steve Urkel.

Retired NBA star finding his feet after basketball in comedy, "Did I do that?"

Saints ease past Giants

Nelson Giants forward Finn Delany puts up a shot on Tuesday.

Depsite Finn Delany's best efforts he couldn't stop the Wellington Saints juggernaut from rolling on.

Lebron James caps sweep

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers forward Paul George.

LeBron James racked up 33 points to help the Clevelatnd Cavaliers sweep their playoff series against the Indiana Pacers.

Braswell to keep pushing Saints

Wellington Saints coach Kevin Braswell talking to Jordan Ngatai at a home game this season.

There is no letup for the undefeated Wellington Saints as they welcome a resurgent Nelson Giants team on Anzac Day.

'Stiff leg' trip earns $35,000 fine video

The NBA has fined Rajon Rondo $25K for attempting to trip Jae Crowder from the bench in Game 3.

NBA star fined for trying to trip opponent while sitting on bench says he was just stretching his leg.

Westbrook: 'Don't try to split us' video

Thunder center Steven Adams under heavy pressure from Houston Rockets' James Harden and Eric Gordon during the fourth ...

Agitated Russell Westbrook cuts in on reporter's question for Steven Adams after OKC fall into big playoff hole.

Rams chasing NBL MVP Moore

Standout guard McKenzie Moore could be on his way back to the Canterbury Rams.

Standout American guard a possibility to link up with Canterbury Rams for second half of NBL season.

Grizzlies maul Spurs, as Warriors rebound

Memphis Grizzlies centre Marc Gasol (33) shoots over San Antonio Spurs forward David Lee as Memphis take it 110-108 in ...

Golden State Warriors mount another great NBA playoffs comeback.

Sharks to optimise rotation

Southland Sharks coach Judd Flavell.

Southland Sharks coach Judd Flavell will be looking to optimise their squad rotation after a hard fought 95-83 NBL win over the Nelson Giants in Invercargill.

Westbrook makes it 2-1

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook put up another triple-double as Oklahoma pulled back a game in the series.

Kiwi Steven Adams made a key late bucket as the OKC Thunder secured a key NBA playoff victory over Houston.

Giants upset Rams

Giants guard Kyle Adnam drives past Jeremy Kendle in Christchurch on Friday night.

Dion Prewster poured in 30 points to help the Nelson Giants stun the Canterbury Rams in Christchurch.

Saints destroy Rangers

Wellington Saints guard Shea Ili was in good form against the Supercity Rangers on Friday night.

The defending champions extended their record to 9-0 with the 103-67 triumph.

Adams' season lives, dies with Russ

Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams muscles up against the Houston Rockets.

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams says OKC's best chance is for Russell Westbrook to win the game on his own.

Livewire Shark's ANBL hopes

Southland Sharks player Derone Raukawa.

Derone Raukawa is back to full fitness and ready to impress for Southland Sharks.

Where are the homegrown Sharks?

Sixteen-year-old Tom Cowie training with the Southland Sharks National Basketball League team.

The Southland Sharks face challenges in their attempt to unearth a regular home grown starter in the National Basketball League.

Westbrook's crazy 51 not enough video

Steven Adams diced with foul trouble throughout the game, eventually picking up his sixth in the final seconds.

Steven Adams and Thunder in an 0-2 hole, despite another big night from their star point guard.

Saints get first crack at Rangers

The Wellington Saints' Jordan Ngatai playing with the NBL logo taped over against Canterbury on Easter Monday.

Nine games in and finally a rematch of last season's NBL grand final.

Hoops over gridiron

Canterbury Rams guard Marcus Alipate.

Canterbury Rams guard Marcus Alipate steered clear of attempting to follow his father into the NFL.

Steven Adams should be 'ashamed'

Steven Adams should be ashamed of himself for being outrebounded by Russell Westbrook, a US commentator says.

US sports show hosts tear into Steven Adams after loss, saying he hasn't fired a shot since signing mega NBA contract.

SBW's tape protest spreads video

Wellington Saints' Leon Henry runs up the court with the NBL logo on his singlet covered with strapping tape.

Wellington Saints use All Blacks star's logo taping move to protest Basketball NZ import ruling.

Kiwi earns WNBA call-up

Kalani Purcell is looking to become just the second Kiwi to play in the WNBA.

Kalani Purcell joins training camp with the Dallas Wings.

Giants' new signing means business

Morgan Grim is hoping to help spark a winning culture with his new Nelson Giants team-mates.

The Nelson Giants' new American import Morgan Grim is all about action, not statistics. 

Adams: 'We were garbage' video

Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams says his team has to make some major adjustments for game two against Houston.

Kiwi centre tells OKC Thunder team-mates they were "trash" in game-one NBA playoffs hiding to the Rockets.

Steven Adams floors opponent video

Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder boxes out against the Houston Rockets.

The big Kiwi delivers devastating screen to rival in NBA playoff.

Webster injured, but Saints win

Wellington Saints' Shea Ili is confronted by the Canterbury Rams' Gareth Dawson on Monday.

Losing their star shooting guard to injury couldn't stop the Wellington Saints from maintaining their unbeaten record.

Celtics star plays on after sister's death video

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas celebrates a 112-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Emotional scenes as Boston Celtics start the playoffs in mourning.

Bailey enjoys memorable start to coaching career

Former Nelson College students and now basketballers (from left) Phill Jones, Mark Mullany-Bracewell, Mika Vukona, Peter ...

Brendon Bailey has begun his new reign as head coach with a win. 

Giants get off the mark

Kyle Adnam led the Nelson Giants to their first win of the NBL season.

Nelson Giants got off the mark in Taranaki.

Frustrating Webster key for Rams

Rams co-captain Ethan Rusbatch will be determined to make an impact after a quiet game against Taranaki.

Frustrating star Saints guard pivotal if Rams want to hand Wellington first loss.

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