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Charged: Luke Martin during his playing days with the Sydney Kings.

Former NZ NBL player Luke Martin charged over rock attack on Lindt cafe in Sydney

Curry looks to cap remarkable year

Stephen Curry has been the star of the NBA this season.

Golden State Warrior Steph Curry looks to cap a memorable season with NBA title.

Shot at a WBC title for the departing Ramptons

Nicki Rampton has been a strong and steadying presence for the Nelson Sparks in the national Women's Basketball Championship, which concludes this weekend.

This is a big weekend for the Nelson Sparks basketball team with many of the group moving on after finals weekend.

Hawks, Crocodiles confirmed for ANBL season

The Wollongong Hawks, in administration  since March, have been confirmed as the eighth side for the ANBL season.

The ANBL has confirmed the Wollongong Hawks will have a team in the upcoming season.

Four Canadian cities to host NBA preseason games

Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves will feature in two of four NBA preseason games in his native Canada before next season.

A record five teams will play four preseason games in four Canadian cities ahead of the 2015-16 NBA season.

Sharks thrash Saints, make it eight straight in NBL

Southland Sharks point guard Kevin Braswell surges past Dion Prewster on the way to two of his 33 points.

The Wellington Saints have their worst game of the NBL season to lose by 32 points to Southland.

Tall Blacks coaches continue rivalry

Pero Cameron and Paul Henare have coached and played against each other for 20 years.

Tall Blacks coaches Pero Cameron and Paul Henare will continue their 20-year rivalry on Monday.

Wellington to provide perfect 2015 gauge for Sharks

Todd Blanchfield top-scored for the Southland Sharks in their NBL win over Hawke's Bay in Napier.

The Sharks have a winning streak of seven games but the Saints will provide their biggest test yet.

Cavs, Warriors happy with wait

LeBron James will be working on his shooting ahead of the NBA finals after a less than perfect in the final round of the conference finals.

Both NBA finalists unfazed by longer-than-normal break between conference deciders and final onslaught.

Sharks seal seventh straight NBL win

Southland's Todd Blanchfield top-scored with 24 points in the Sharks' 88-73 win over the Hawke's Bay Hawks.

Southland Sharks overpower Hawke's Bay Hawks 88-73 to claim seventh straight NBL win on Saturday night.

Cameron's Saints wary of the circling Sharks

Last time the Saints and the Southland Sharks met in the NBL it was a close tussle, with Wellington nabbing a 94-92 away win.

Queen's Birthday Monday will serve up a blockbuster NBL clash between the Wellington Saints and Southland Sharks.

Giants too good for Jets in Palmy

Manawatu's Jeremia Trueman tries to block the progress of the Nelson Giants' Josh Duinker at Arena Manawatu on Friday night.

A stellar performance from Josh Duinker saw the Nelson Giants start their North Island road trip with a 105-88 win.

Redemption on Canterbury Rams' minds

Marques Whippy was the lone bright spot for the Canterbury Rams in last Sunday's home loss to Hawke's Bay Hawks.

Co-captain Marques Whippy and the Canterbury Rams are vowing to redeem themselves after their pride was dented in their last game.

Craig's journey to the Wellington Saints video

Wellington Saints import Torrey Craig has set the league alight with his high scoring and highlight-reel dunks

Saint Torrey Craig described as one of the best basketball imports to ever play in New Zealand.

Bulls fire head coach after five seasons

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has been fired after five years in the job.

The Chicago Bulls have fired Tom Thibodeau as head coach, ending a five-year tenure.

Warriors beat Rockets to reach NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors players celebrate with the NBA's Western Conference.

The Golden State Warriors have reached the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.

Mika Vukona leads Giants with words and deeds

With their season in the balance, Mika Vukona is ready to step forward for the Nelson Giants.

It's time for the veterans to step forward as the Mike Pero Nelson Giants seek to regain their winning touch.

Cavaliers sweep Hawks 4-0 to reach NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers forward James Jones, front, and guard JR Smith celebrate after beating the Atlanta Hawks.

The championship LeBron James craves more than any other is just four wins away.

Abercrombie signs three-year Breakers deal

Tom Abercrombie, centre, is staying put at the New Zealand Breakers for another three ANBL seasons.

New Zealand franchise take another step towards retaining their ANBL title by re-signing versatile swingman.

Rockets beat Warriors, stay alive in NBA series

Houston Rockets guard James Harden tries to wriggle out of some strong Golden State defence.

Rockets' 128-115 victory over Warriors keeps NBA Western Conference finals series alive.

Saints set to play in Taiwan tournament

Wellington Saints star Torrey Craig could be showcasing his talents in the R. Williams Jones Cup in Taiwan.

Reigning NBL champions will play in Taiwan later this year after accepting an invitation for the prestigious R. William Jones Cup.

Cleveland Cavaliers close in on NBA finals

Star man LeBron James celebrates the Cavaliers' 3-0 series lead over Atlanta.

LeBron James comes good as Cleveland Cavaliers beat Atlanta Hawks to close in on NBA finals.

Saints go top in NBL, three vital home games await

The Saints' masked man Leon Henry in action during his side's win over the Nelson Giants on Saturday night.

Wellington eyeing three winnable home games in a row after moving back to the top of the competition ladder on Saturday.

Stephen Curry sizzles as Golden State take 3-0 lead

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 23:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts in the third quarter against the Houston Rockets during Game Three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA PLayoffs at Toyota Center on May 23, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

MVP point-guard sinks 40 points as Golden State thump Houston Rockets 115-80 in game three of NBA Western Conference finals.

4th quarter comeback propels Hawks to win

Suleiman Braimoh (pictured shooting) top scored for the Bay Hawks in their 84-75 win against the Canterbury Rams in Christchurch on Sunday.

Canterbury Rams' NBL top four aspirations suffer major dent in a 84-75 loss to Hawke's Bay on Sunday.

Korver out of playoffs injured

Star guard Kyle Korver to miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs after suffering an injury in the Eastern Conference finals.

Atlanta Hawks All-Star guard to miss rest of the NBA post-season with an ankle injury suffered in loss to Cleveland Cavaliers.

Southland wins shootout

Import Aaron Fuller scores for the Taranaki Mountain Airs against the Southland Sharks in New Plymouth

Southland Sharks make it two from two on their NBL northern doubleheader.

More woes for Giants against Saints

Wellington Saints forward Leon Henry, playing in a mask after suffering multiple facial fractures recently.

The Nelson Giants remain winless against Wellington Saints in the NBL season.

Cleveland Cavaliers too classy for Atlanta Hawks

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, celebrates victory with guard Iman Shumpert.

Cleveland Cavaliers far too classy for Atlanta Hawks as they take 2-0 NBA series lead.

Lakers star Bryant set to quit after next season

LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant is expected to walk away from the successful NBA team after next season.

LA Lakers general manager says star player Bryant had told him that next season would be his last with the Lakers.

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