Basketball News

NZ Breakers show class as Kings sent packing

HIGH RISER: Corey Webster of the Breakers scores against Josh Childress.

The Breakers serve notice in Auckland that they just might have the best team in the ANBL.

Coach: Junior Tall Blacks can upset Aussies

BULLISH: Junior Tall Blacks coach Judd Flavell believes his side can challenge Australia's dominance.

Judd Flavell believes he has a team capable of beating Aussies in an Oceania under-19s qualifying tournament in Fiji.

Wellington Saints may be for sale, says owner

BASKETBALL BUSINESS: Saints owner Nick Mills has been involved with the NBL for 30 years.

Long-time Saints owner Nick Mills considering selling his beloved NBL club at the end of next season.

Webster in good shooting rhythm

GOOD RUN:  Corey Webster says he feels in fine form after his player-of-the-week performance.

Breaker Corey Webster says he feels in good form after his player-of-the-week performance.

Bringing it from the bench

Duane Bailey

Breakers rookie Duane Bailey has certainly got that swag about his hoops that he wears like a badge of honour.

Junior Tall Blacks named

STAR ACT: Tai Wynyard is one of the more noticeable names in the Junior Tall Blacks team for the upcoming Oceania Champs in Fiji.

Schoolboy star Tai Wynyard headlines talented team aiming to reach under-19 world champs in Greece next year.

Aussies aren't tankers

NOT TANKERS: Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis and his team have been cleared by international basketball's governing body of throwing a match at the World Cup earlier this year.

Boomers men's basketball team cleared by governing body over accusations of deliberately losing to Angola at World Cup.

Fotu sent out on loan

ON LOAN: Top young Kiwi basketball prospect Isaac Fotu has had a temporary change of clubs in his first professional assignment in Spain.

Promising young Kiwi basketballer has temporary change of clubs in first pro assignment in Spain.

Bid for second team still in play

CENTRAL STAGE: A second Kiwi ANBL team would use Wellington's TSB Bank Arena as one of its bases.

ANBL boss Fraser Neill's shock resignation a setback for team behind bid for second Kiwi team in Aussie league.

Pistons pull out of 2015 NBL

DROPPING OUT: Waikato Pistons’ Akeem Wright in action against the Canterbury Rams last season.

For the second time in four seasons, the Waikato Pistons won’t play in the the National Basketball League.

Breakers plan to contain

STAR POWER: Josh Childress has been the money man for the Sydney Kings this ANBL season with some spectacular contributions.

This week they have the unenviable task of limiting the impact of Sydney Kings superstar, and MVP favourite, Josh Childress.

Adams suffers another setback

LOST CAUSE: Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams dives for a loose ball against the Golden State Warriors at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

New Zealander gives good account of himself but Thunder slump to another loss against Warriors.

Ili hoping to redeem for Sharks

COMING BACK: Breakers development player Shea Ili will return to play for the Southland Sharks in the 2015 New Zeland National Basketball League.

Shea Ili will return to the Southland Sharks in 2015 in attempt to make amends after being charged with assault earlier this year.

NZ Breakers' Corey Webster seizes moment

SQUEEZING THROUGH: Corey Webster attempts to drive between two Melbourne United defenders during the Breakers' victory at Vector Arena.

Dean Vickerman didn't even have to say a word to his most natural scorer, Corey Webster.

Fraser O'Neill's exit has ANBL on hunt again

Mark Worthington of Melbourne United lays the ball up against the Breakers.

Breakers boss Richard Clarke says it's vital the ANBL chooses its next chief executive wisely.

Serbian basketball fan killed in Istanbul fight

Euroleague basketball

Serbia expressed outrage after a Red Star Belgrade basketball fan was stabbed to death in Istanbul.

Another loss for OKC, Adams

PIPPED AGAIN: Brooklyn Nets centre Brook Lopez tries to get past Steven Adams.

Steven Adams scored 10 points but it was another defeat for the Thunder, losing 94-92 to the Nets.

Record points on broken wrist

OUCH!: Despite playing with a fractured wrist, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin scored 37 points in a win over the New York Knicks this week.

Despite playing with a fractured wrist, Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin scored 37 points in a win over the New York Knicks.

Breakers too smart for Melbourne United video

TIME OUT: Breakers players Ekene Ibekwe, Mika Vukona and Corey Webster grab a breather against Melbourne.

Breakers out-think and outsmart Melbourne United 80-72 to claim fine win at Vector Arena.

Refreshed Breaker Abercrombie ready to fire

UP AND AWAY: Tom Abercrombie is hoping to lift his game after a full week's preparation.

Don't panic over Tom Abercrombie's hot-and-cold start to the ANBL season - the Tall Black certainly isn't.

Sydney Kings stun Cairns Taipans in a rout

Face of determination: Ben Madgen finds the gap.

The Sydney Kings stormed to victory over ANBL co-leaders Cairns Taipans in a 17-point demolition job.

More wore for Adams and co.

NO RETURN: Steven Adams Thunder lays up a shot against Timofey Mozgov of the Nuggets.

Denver Nuggets heap more pain on Steven Adams' Oklahoma City Thunder 107-100.

Breakers big men ready

SCHOOLED UP: Import Ekene Ibekwe says he and his fellow NZ Breakers big men are prepared for another long-range assault from Melbourne United tomorrow night.

After Melbourne's long-range blitz shocked them last time, import Ekene Ibekwe says NZ big men have learnt their lesson.

Breakers wary of Melbourne threat

HOLD ON: Corey Webster says the Breakers must slow down their Melbourne rivals tomorrow.

For a group that's won three straight and sit 7-3 for the season, the Breakers sure are nervous about Melbourne's visit.

Another loss for Adams' OKC

BLOCK PARTY: Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks goes to the basket against Steven Adams.

Kiwi puts in a fine performance but it's not enough as Thunder fall to the Jazz 98-81.

Webster eyes European stint

TAKING A TRIP: Corey Webster hopes to get a shot at the European leagues, but first Melbourne United are in his sights.

Breaker Corey Webster hopes to get a shot at the European leagues, but first Melbourne United are in his sights.

Record shot nothin' but net video

NOTHIN' BUT NET: Corey "Thunder" Law's backwards shot from 24.9m was a new world record.

'Thunder' Law nails a backwards shot from 24.9m away to set a new basketball world record.

Another Adams block party

BLOCK PARTY: Oklahoma City Thunder's Steven Adams swats away an attempted dunk by the Houston Rockets Tarik Black, one of six blocked shots for the Kiwi centre in the first half.

Dramatic rise of towering Kiwi as supreme shot blocker fails to prod OKC out of early-season losing funk against Rockets.

Pointing the way forward

ACTION MAN: Cedric Jackson came up with the plays, and the words, to get the Breakers past the Wollongong Hawks.

Star point guard Cedric Jackson emergence as genuine leader for Breakers took a major step in right direction on Friday night.

Defence focus is a winner

GET OUTTA HERE: Breakers import Ekene Ibekwe swats away a Wollongong shot during the NZ sides victory in Auckland on Friday night.

Gloriously imperfect victory over Wollongong a positive sign Breakers are back among elite teams in Australian NBL.