Basketball

Henare happy to have new closer

Paul Henare had every reason to smile as his team kept their playoff hopes alive with a second straight win.

After buzzer-beating winner, Breakers head coach says clutch play of new point-guard has solved a key issue.

Adams out for Warriors clash

Steven Adams will not play against the NBA-leading Golden State Warriors.

Kiwi big man remains in NBA's concussion protocol.

Wildcats upbeat despite defections

Canterbury have lost starting point guard Shea Crotty for their national title defence.

Canterbury lose several starters from title-winning squad.

Westbrook a one-man wrecking crew

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double midway through the NBA season.

Steven Adams' team-mate on track to become just the second player to average a triple-double for the season.

Adams' absence hurts Thunder video

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Dazed Kiwi basketball star absent as his OKC side lose to Clippers.

Taipans repel rampaging Wildcats

Taipans' Fuquan Edwin shoots.

Cairns keep their faint ANBL finals hopes alive with tight victory over late-surging Perth.

Adams concussed in Thunder win video

Steven Adams, pictured in an earlier game, was concussed during Oklahoma City's win over Sacramento.

Kiwi centre leaves Thunder game after striking his head against the court.

Breakers steal victory in thriller video

Breakers buzzer-beating win against Brisbane Bullets

Full-time buzzer beater puts NZ Breakers in front for the first time in the game, to win in Brisbane.

36ers surge back against Wildcats

36ers' Nathan Sobey is fouled by Wildcats' Jarrod Kenny while driving to the basket.

Adelaide keep their spot at the top of the ANBL table with comeback win over Perth.

Melbourne rise to ANBL top four

Melbourne United's Casper Ware makes a basket.

Taipans can't keep up with Casper Ware as he carries Melbourne United to their 11th win of the season.

Adams still not an All Star

Steven Adams is averaging 12.4 points and 7.7 rebounds per game so far in the 2016-17 season.

Kiwi NBA star remains absent from game as deadline for top 10 looms large.

Hawks swoop for win over Bullets

Hawks' standout Nick Kay in action with Boomers' Adam Gibson, who suffered an injury that's likely to end his season.

Nick Kay stars for Illawarra in ANBL as Brisbane's Adam Gibson suffers a likely season-ending injury.

Breakers let imports shine

Import power forward Paul Carter scored a game-high 23 points in the Breakers crunch win over the Kings.

Head coach Henare praises simplicity as foreign talent stars in vital victory for bottom-placed Breakers.

Breakers come up big late

New Breakers point guard Kevin Dillard finished with 19 points and several highlight reel behind-the-back assists.

Breakers produce brilliant final quarter to shake off Sydney for much-needed ANBL win.

NBA ponder London franchise video

Indiana Pacers centre Al Jefferson - the Pacers take on the Denver Nuggets at London's O2 arena on Thursday (Friday NZT).

Interest in the UK capital is "enormous" as basketball bosses look at expanding league.

Should Adams be an All Star?

Steven Adams is having the best season of his career.

OPINION: Has Steven Adams done enough to earn an a spot on the Western Conference All Stars team? We debate.

PG problems no playoff barrier

Kevin Dillard is the third player to hold the mantle of Breakers starting point-guard in the 2016-17 season.

Bottom-placed Breakers onto third starting point guard but ready to 'make some noise'.

Adams' OKC too good for Grizz

Steven Adams, pictured here playing the Hornets, scored 12 points in the Thunder's win over the Grizzles.

Adams scores 12 as Westbrook and Kanter star in Thunder win

Breakers in 'early playoff period'

Veteran sharp-shooter Kirk Penney says moral is still high for the bottom-placed Breakers.

Veteran sharp-shooter Kirk Penney says "everything is a must-win" with eight regular season games remaining.

Gillooly US bound to redshirt

Toby Gillooly in action for the Canterbury Rams during last season's NBL.

Toby Gillooly made a '50-50' call to redshirt in the US over a third season with the Rams.

Former Breaker arrested

Orien Greene trains with the NZ Breakers in 2007.

Basketballer Orien Greene allegedly snuck into homes in Florida, touching a woman inappropriately.

Reuben Te Rangi is back

Reuben Te Rangi is returning to play for the Southland Sharks in the 2017 National Basketball League season.

Career lifeline thrown to 22-year-old former rising star of NZ basketball three years after ugly exit.

Adams is coming of age video

The entire Chicago Bulls side couldn't stop Steven Adams scoring for the Oklahoma City Thunder in their NBA match on Tuesday.

Top-scoring Steven Adams shows he isn't just Russell Westbrook's second banana.

Adams tops all scorers in win video

Steven Adams scored 22 points as the Thunder beat the Bulls in the NBA.

Steven Adams 22, Dwayne Wade 22, Russell Westbrook 21. NZ's NBA star shoots the lights out.

Dillard is down for the fight

Kevin Dillard dropped 18 points on debut for the Breakers on Sunday but could not prevent an 18-point loss to league ...

New point guard says he's a "quick learner" and believes bottom-placed Breakers can resurrect their stuttering season.

Mysterious Rose no-show

Point guard Derrick Rose missed the New York Knicks loss to the New Orleans Pelicans with an unexplained absence.

‚ÄčThe New York Knicks played an entire game Monday night not knowing the whereabouts of their starting point guard, Derrick Rose.

Breakers not down on belief

Breakers head coach Paul Henare is far from ready to rule his team out of contention for the Australian NBL playoffs.

Paul Henare know his team must win 'close to every game' to reach playoffs, but he's not counting them out.

Wildcats edge out Bullets

Casey Prather carried the Wildcats' win.

Perth keep their hopes of a record ANBL finals run alive with thrilling win over Brisbane.

Rockets make it eight straight

Houston Rockets guard James Harden became the first player in NBA history to record a 40-point triple-double and also 10 ...

James Harden compiles his 10th triple-double as Houston Rockets extend streak.

Webster beats the buzzer video

Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Tai Webster is averaging 17.7 points per game for his US college this season.

Kiwi Tai Webster drains a big three-pointer as he stakes his basketball claim in the US.

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