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Lakers win heralds Adams' return

Steven Adams recorded his 12th double-double of the season against the Lakers.

Kiwi big man notches his 12th double-double of the season, as the Lakers fall to OKC.

One-year ban for referee abuse video

Tony Mitchell has been banned from the ANBL for a year.

Cairns import Tony Mitchell has been banned for the entire 2017-18 NBL season for throwing the ball at a referee after the Taipans' semifinal loss to Perth.

Sharks imports progress to ANBL final

Mitch Norton will play for the Illawarra Hawks in the ANBL grand finals before linking with the Southland Sharks for the ...

It could be a tight turnaround for Southland's overseas basketball imports as they eye the ANBL final series.

The Kiwi they love in WA

Tall Black Jarrod Kenny feels right at home as a key cog in the Perth Wildcats machine.

Jarrod Kenny has emerged as an unlikely fan favourite with the ANBL title-chasing Perth Wildcats.

Abercrombie heads to Turkey

Tom Abercrombie is continuing his run of off-season stints in Europe as he heads back to Turkey.

Breakers forward signs short-term deal to return to Turkish league for rest of season.

OKC make big trade move

The OKC Thunder have acquired rugged power forward Taj Gibson in a multi-player trade with the Chicago Bulls.

Steven Adams' Thunder have made one of the biggest deals on trade deadline day in the NBA, acquiring Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott from the Bulls.

Hawks reach ANBL finals

Mitch Norton, Rotnei Clarke and Mitch Norton celebrate the Illawarra Hawks' 106-98 win in the deciding game three of ...

Illawarra Hawks survive late scare to book their first ANBL grand final in seven years.

Steven Adams - the face painter

Steven Adams has kept busy during the All-Star break.

What would you expect the Kiwi basketball star to paint on your face?

New Pelican looks to fly high

Former Sacramento Kings centre Demarcus Cousins has high hopes for his new team, the New Orleans Pelicans.

Can the New Orleans Pelicans be the next NBA super-team?

Lakers get their Magic back at the top video

Lakers legend Magic Johnson is now the president of basketball operations at the NBA franchise.

Lakers owner sacks her brother as she installs legend Magic Johnson in top job.

Cousins in big NBA trade to Pelicans video

DeMarcus Cousins has been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.

All-Star centre ends tumultous six-year stay with Sacramento Kings.

Russ and KD's awkward alley-oop video

Westbrook later tried to play down the interchange.

Westbrook and Durant played just 81 seconds of All Star basketball together. It was enough.

Wildcats charge into ANBL final

Wildcats' Casey Prather drives to the basket against Taipans' Mitch McCarron.

Defending champs Perth defeat Cairns Taipans to line up finals series against either Adelaide 36ers or Illawarra Hawks.

Records smashed in NBA All-Star game video

Anthony Davismade 26 shots and took 39, both of those also All-Star records

Never mind Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis steals the show with 52 points.

Police clash with basketball fans video

Fans tore out seats and threw them at police.

A Greek game ends with police firing stun grenades into the crowd as fans tear out seats.

Rams love their Neighbour

Canterbury Rams' coach Mark Dickel, pictured, is confident English import Will Neighbour will make an impact.

Canterbury Rams snap up English big man as second import for NBL.

Boucher's whirlwind first season

Breakers General Manager Dillon Boucher: 'I love challenges and I love being challenged.'

First-year Breakers GM reflects on five years' worth of problems crammed into one dramatic season.

NBA team owner makes Trump jab

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban alongside recording artist Master P and rapper Romeo Miller.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban takes aim at Donald Trump during the NBA celebrity game.

Perth blow Taipans away

Casey Prather of the Wildcats, who had 22 points, drives to the basket during game one in Cairns.

Perth Wildcats just one game from ANBL grand final after routing the Cairns Taipans.

Breaking down the Breakers

Paul Henare

Breakers writer Marc Hinton asks and answers the five big questions after the Kiwi club's ANBL playoff miss.

Penney: We're in great shape

Veteran Kirk Penney proves age is no barrier to being the best, after scooping the two major awards for the Breakers.

Veteran guard scoops two major awards and backs former ANBL champs to bounce back.

36ers strike first in semi series

Jerome Randle of the Adelaide 36ers (left) reacts with glee after Rhys Martin of the Illawarra Hawks was called for a foul.

Adelaide 36ers within touching distance of ANBL grand final after downing Illawarra Hawks.

Westbrook show rolls on

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook now has the third most triple-doubles ever in an NBA season.

Steven Adams solid as Russell Westbrook posts yet another triple-double.

Teams get snarky at NBA rules

Sacramento Kings have replied to the NBA's new social media rules in their own way.

NBA teams crossed the line with 'inappropriate' social media antics, and bounced back with snarky digs at enforced rules.

Knicks lift ban on Oakley video

Knicks legend Charles Oakley will be allowed back to Madison Square Gardens.

But now the Knicks legend "is in pain" and wants a public apology to the fans.

The man changing NBA

Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks to drive past Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors as ...

US basketball is changing and the man leading the charge has some Kiwi support.

Nuggets tie NBA record

Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton shoots a three point basket against Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw.

Denver Nuggets sharp shooters make it rain as they equal an NBA record of 24 three-pointers.

Smith-Milner ready to be three point threat

Young Kiwi basketballer Tohi Smith-Milner has signed with the Canterbury Rams.

 Canterbury Rams sign Tohi Smith-Milner.

Familiar faces return to Southland Sharks

Illawarra Hawks player Nick Kay has re-signed to play for the Southland Sharks in the 2017 National Basketball League.

The Southland Sharks have again looked to Australia to fill their two overseas import spots for 2017.

Randle, 36ers scoop ANBL awards

Jerome Randle averaged 25 points as he led the Adelaide 36ers to the top spot in the ANBL.

American import wins MVP of the Australian NBL.

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