Basketball

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.

Defending Whelan champs set the pace

St Bedes' Tom Hughes goes for a layup against Christ's College.

Defending champions Rangi Ruru were made to work for their win in round three of the girl's Whelan Trophy Canterbury Secondary School's basketball league on Tuesday.

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".

Rams shoot down Hawks

Canterbury Rams guard McKenzie Moore starred finished with a triple-double against the Bay Hawks on Saturday night.

It took a few games to warm up, but Canterbury Rams guard McKenzie Moore delivered on Saturday night.

Cavs run riot over Celtics

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving drives against Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas in game two.

LeBron James's Cavaliers tie NBA record with 13th straight playoff win.

Marks inducted into Hall of Fame

Sean Marks became a New Zealand Basketball Hall of Fame Award recipient.

Former Tall Blacks star Sean Marks was inducted into the Basketball New Zealand Hall of Fame on Friday night.

Basketball women teammates for life

Penny Taylor (right) and her wife Diana Taurasi.

In many countries they are legally married, but in Penny Taylor's home country of Australia they are not.

Giants hang on against Hawks

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

A career-best night from Tom Ingham saw the Nelson Giants avoid a clean sweep against the Bay Hawks.

Saints blast past Sharks

The Wellington Saints' Shea Ili (bottom) takes a shot with the Southland Sharks' Mitch Norton attempting to block.

Unbeaten record remains intact as 32-point third quarter helps Wellington Saints to important win.

Big Shaq's big truck video

Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is happy with his big Ford truck.

When you are 2.16m tall and wear size 22 shoes you need a big truck to get around.

Rams chasing momentum

Canterbury Rams coach Mark Dickel.

Without consecutive wins since late March, the Canterbury Rams are desperate to find a spark as the playoffs loom.

Return of the rim protector

Taranaki Mountain Airs' Daniel Gomis was on the sidelines for seven matches.

"Sometimes I'm like 'man, am I doing too much?' because it could have been avoided."

LeBron, Harden, top All-NBA team

LeBron James has been named in the top All-NBA team for a record-tying 11th time.

James matches record while George, Hayward miss out on chance of $290m contracts.

Giants looking to avoid sweep

The Nelson Giants' Morgan Grim, left, attempts to halt Hawks centre Amir Williams' progress during their previous clash ...

Nelson Giants desperate for win against Bay Hawks.

Wesley's absence leaves Saints vulnerable

The Wellington Saints will be without Tai Wesley as they look to keep their undefeated record intact against the ...

Influential big man away with his ANBL team as the Saints face the resurgent Southland Sharks.

How the NBL is shaping up

Southland Sharks team members huddle up during a National Basketball League.

We are still a month out from the NBL finals but already the top four looks pretty well set.

Cavaliers thump Celtics

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley attempts to steal the ball from Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during game ...

Defending champions remain unbeaten in playoffs with big win in Boston.

Aston finds a home at the Sharks

Southland Sharks player Luke Aston before team training at Stadium Southland on Thursday morning.

Luke Aston has taken a lengthy route from a kid learning the basketball ropes in Queenstown to lining up for Southland in the National Basketball League.

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