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Giants too strong for Taranaki

Nelson Giants guard Tom Ingham heads to the hoop against the Taranaki Mountainairs at Nelson's Trafalgar Centre.

The Nelson Giants have secured their first home win of the season.

Wall magic puts Wizards through

John Wall scored 42 points including 19 in the fourth quarter.

Wizards guard outscores entire Atlanta team in fourth quarter to set up playoff series against Celtics.

Adams' NBA honeymoon is over

The Oklahoma City Thunder need their Kiwi big man Steven Adams to return with an upgraded game for 2017-18.

Mega deal, mega responsibility. If Steven Adams can't up his game the murmurings will only grow louder.

Sharks too slick

Southland Sharks player Derone Raukawa leaps for the basket during the National Basketball League game against the ...

Understrength Southland Sharks blitz Taranaki in Invercargill.

Giants at home to Taranaki

Wellington Saints' Shea Ili, left, and Nelson Giants' Bronson Beri contest possession during Tuesday clash at ...

The Nelson Giants defend the Brian Rampton Memorial Trophy against Taranaki on Saturday. 

A balancing act for Dunn

Netball South shooter Aliyah Dunn has been enjoying the experience of playing in the Beko Netball League.

Southland teenager Aliyah Dunn has several balls in the air as she balances netball, basketball and her school studies.

Rams sign reinforcments

Canterbury Rams guard McKenzie Moore will arrive back in Christchurch next week.

Last year's league MVP McKenzie Moore is one of two players set to boost the Canterbury Rams.

Line drawn in sand

The Southland Sharks in a team huddle.

Hope a Southland Sharks honesty session is the tonic for a big second half of the season

Adams' 'weird' shower scene video

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OKC Thunder's Kiwi centre reveals just why star team-mate Russell Westbrook is a "legit dude".

Washington cut by Giants

Inconsistent effort has seen Curtis Washington cut by the Nelson Giants.

Curtis Washington has been cut from the Nelson Giants' NBL team.

Westbrook stars but Thunder out

The ball is just out of reach for Steven Adams, who produced another solid defensive effort.

Houston Rockets advance as Steven Adams' and OKC Thunder's season ends.

Mills gets hot in Spurs' win

San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills goes to the basket against the Memphis Grizzlies

A late three-point shooting clinic by Patty Mills has fired San Antonio to a home-court win over Memphis.

Frustration for Shark

Southland Sharks player Duane Bailey has been battling leg niggles through the first half of the 2017 NBL season.

Duane Bailey admits he has been well below his best to date in the 2017 National Basketball League season.

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.

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