RB FALLSTROM - APWichita State's still perfect. And proudly awaiting a No 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
ANDREW SELIGMAN - APJoakim Noah and Jimmy Butler understand it. The real victory for the Chicago Bulls will come when they're knocking the Miami Heat out of the playoffs, not during the regular season.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Breakers face some difficult decisions as they remake their roster following the disappointing playoff miss.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt’s over. The Breakers, officially, finally, and mercifully, are toast.
Despite losing three of their last four games the Breakers are stern in the belief they can make the ANBL playoffs.
Auckland 12-year-old Louis Corbett got his wish - he has seen the famed Boston Celtics basketball team play on court.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsBreakers coach Dean Vickerman has laid a challenge at the feet of his point guard Kerron Johnson.
BRENDON EGAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsAmerican Glen Dandridge will play for the Canterbury Rams in their return to the national league this season.
BRIAN MAHONEY - APTicket requests and media responsibilities gone as Jason Collins moves on to what he most wants in the NBA.
JAHMAL CORNER - ReutersLeBron James plunders a career-high 61 points against Charlotte while wearing a protective mask.
The Wellington Saints have re-signed Tall Blacks shooting guard Corey Webster for the 2014 NBL season.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Breakers remain convinced they can find a positive resolution to this frustrating season
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt’s over. The Breakers’ playoff hopes are in tatters, beaten 92-87 by the Taipans.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsCJ Bruton's performance out of a time machine keeps the Breakers' season alive.
ROJE ADAIMY - AAPAndrew Bogut is likely to wait until the end of the NBA season before deciding whether his body can handle playing a World Cup campaign for Australia.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt's been a funny old week already for Corey Webster.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Breakers will almost certainly play for their post-season lives tomorrow night without Daryl Corletto.
An injury to Kendrick Perkins will ensure Steven Adams gets a lot of NBA game time in the next few weeks.
New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton has been arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsBreakers fine guard for breach of team protocol after he vented online frustrations at match officials.
BRIAN MAHONEY - APNBA veteran Jason Collins became the first openly gay active player in America's major pro sports leagues.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Breakers have moved to dampen suggestions their poor ANBL form is anyone's fault but their own.
Kiwi rookie Steven Adams got the starting assignment for the Oklahoma City Thunder today but not the win.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Breakers look likely to miss the ANBL's post-season for the first time in four seasons after defeat.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Breakers are dining at the Last Chance Saloon after one of their worst performances of the season.
LeBron James sat in front of his locker with a towel draped over his head, not wanting to reveal the effects of a hit to his nose.
MICHAEL MAROT - APThe Indiana Pacers pulled off one more bold move before the NBA trading deadline.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsA Rotnei Clarke masterpiece has left the Breakers needing a miracle to reach the ANBL playoffs.
IAN ANDERSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Waikato Pistons have pulled off the biggest coup of the 2014 NBL season by signing Tom Abercrombie.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsTom Abercrombie holds the key as the Breakers head for their defining road double this weekend.
IAN ANDERSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Waikato Pistons have pulled off a massive coup by signing Tall Black and Breaker Tom Abercrombie.
LeBron James drove for an emphatic dunk during a decisive fourth-quarter run and went skipping to the bench after a Dallas Mavericks timeout.
The Adelaide 36ers have dobbed in Perth Wildcats' assistant coach Adam Tatalovich.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsMika Vukona calls it time to "pack the lunch pail and go to work" - it's the defining weekend for the Breakers.
LeBron James cannot currently envision a scenario where he leaves the Miami Heat this summer, though he still plans to assess his future.
Former NBA star Lamar Odom has agreed to a short-term deal with Spanish basketball club Baskonia.
Perth Wildcats star James Ennis is free to play against the Melbourne Tigers on Friday night after being cleared of striking.
SAM WORTHINGTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe door has been opened, now Nick Mills and the Wellington Saints just have to walk on through.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe ANBL is ready to give Wellington its shot, with a spot in an expanded league now a strong likelihood.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Tall Blacks will kick off preparations for this year's World Cup in Spain with a three-test home series against South Korea at the end of July.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsAs Gary Wilkinson goes, so will the Breakers as they walk a seven-game tightrope to get to the ANBL playoffs.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Australian NBL champions of the past three years are steeling themselves for a late playoff charge.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsAfter heartbreak of two-point loss in Sydney, Kiwis score 96-78 win over Cairns Taipans.
EVAN PEGDEN - © Fairfax NZ NewsGary Wilkinson won't be toning down anything as the Breakers enters must-win territory against Cairns at Vector Arena.
Joakim Noah scored 19 points as part of a triple-double and Taj Gibson had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-85.
ANTONIO GONZALEZ - APNobody expected much from the Philadelphia 76ers this season. But somehow they are playing even worse.
BRIAN MAHONEY - APHis name is already on the ball. Now Adam Silver can put his stamp on the NBA.
IAN ANDERSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Waikato Pistons have added Tall Blacks veteran Casey Frank to what promises to be a competitive roster.
SAM WORTHINGTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe blow of losing Casey Frank has been softened by the Wellington Saints' signing of BJ Anthony.
NBA-leading Indiana recorded its biggest winning margin of the season by cruising past an undermanned Denver 119-80.