Basketball

'You have to step up to the line and make shots' - Paul Henare demanding Breakers improve free-throw numbers

Despite being top of the table, the Breakers are the worst NBL team at the free throw line.

Breakers go on brilliant scoring run to end Wildcats' comeback hopes, extend NBL winning streak to eight in Perth

The Breakers overcame 41 lead changes in the first three quarters to win 88-82.

Mika Vukona of the Breakers

'He does everything for the team' - Breakers playing for inspirational skipper Vukona against Wildcats

Mika Vukona will take to the court for his 400th appearance against Perth tomorrow.

'You've got to be kidding me!' NBA commentator loses plot after OKC's Carmelo Anthony ejected for lay-up

The game-changing call came in the third quarter of the Thunder’s loss to Portland.

BUZZER-BEATER! Last-second bomb lifts Breakers to sixth straight win as Cairns' last-gasp heave is waved off

First the Breakers had it won, then Cairns looked to have tied it in chaotic final seconds.

Watch: 'Is what it is, mate' - Steven Adams plays down on-court scuffle with Bucks star

The big Kiwi said the argy bargy with Khris Middleton is part of the game.

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Tall Blacks welcome back experience to squad for World Cup qualifier - and leave door open for Steven Adams

Henare has named a 23-strong squad, which he'll reduce for the game against South Korea.

Watch: NBA bad boy Draymond Green sparks brawl between Warriors and Wizards

Both Green and Wizards star Bradley Beal were ejected for the scuffle.

Steven Adams tweeted a picture of a plane he had been travelling on looking worse for wear.

'What caused this?' - rough flight for Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams

Adams and his team were left wondering what happened after a flight to Chicago.

Breakers import DJ Newbill continues to impress as clutch and-one secures NBL win

Young guard Shea Ili also shined in the 101-96 win over the Bullets.

Tom Abercrombie.
Sky City Breakers v Cairns Taipans. ANBL Basketball League. Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 8 October 2017. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Breakers' stalwart Tom Abercrombie set to play 250th game in NBL

Abercrombie will join coach Paul Henare's 250-match total tonight, but remains well off Mika Vukona's mark of 328 games.

Watch: SACK TAP ...again! Steven Adams is victim of new cheap shot as Aussie fined for attack on crown jewels

Joe Ingles subtly tried to rattle the Thunder centre below the belt - it didn't work.

Kiwi centre Steven Adams shines in NBA last-ditch loss for OKC against Timberwolves

Adams scored 14 points in a stand-out first half and finished the game with 17.

Alley-oop! Steven Adams dunks over Stache Bro Enes Kanter as OKC Thunder dominate Knicks

Oklahoma defeated the New York Knicks 105-84 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Breakers bring out the razzle dazzle, thumping Sydney Kings in Auckland

The Breakers dominated the Kings 90-73 at Spark Arena.

'It's hurting me that I can't be there' - Gordon Hayward sends special message to Celtics fans following gruesome injury

Hayward sent a video message from his hospital bed before the team's home opener today.

NZ Tall Blacks Team photo before their match against China.
NZ Tall Blacks v China, Basketball, Bruce Pulman Arena, Auckland, New Zealand. 24 July 2017. © Copyright Image: Marc Shannon / www.photosport.nz.

Tall Blacks climb seven spots in new FIBA world rankings

New Zealand are now ranked 27th in the world after finishing fourth at the Asia Cup in August.

Watch: 'Eat your veges mate, clean your room!' Steven Adams teases young OKC fans while signing autographs

The Kiwi big man took some time out to hang with young supporters and teach them one or two life lessons while he was there.

'You can't teach that!' Gritty Steven Adams outmuscles Aussie big men for huge play as Thunder pip Melbourne

Adams showed his physical dominance 12 points and 10 rebounds in the 86-85 win.

Watch: 'The old 1981' – Steven Adams explains disgraceful underarm incident to OKC teammates

Adams gave his OKC side a backgrounder, ahead of their clash with Melbourne United today.

Watch: 'I'm team NZ over here' - NBA star Russell Westbrook throws his support behind Steven Adams

Westbrook said he doesn't expect much from Melbourne United when they face off tomorrow in a friendly match.

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Mika Vukona says the team are itching to kick things off against Cairns in Auckland tomorrow.

'We've done all the hard yards' – Breakers ready for NBL opener after gruelling pre season

Mika Vukona says the team are itching to kick things off against Cairns in Auckland tomorrow.

Watch: Steven Adams back training after overcoming injury sustained in scary pre-season fall

The OKC centre left the court in the 97-104 loss after he was fouled by James Harden.

Watch: Steven Adams slams thunderous dunk off cheeky bounce pass from new All-Star Paul teammate George

Adams and George are already showing signs of some exciting chemistry, with the new season just weeks away.

Akil Mitchell

Former Breakers star earns NBA deal, links up with Kiwi Sean Marks

Akil Mitchell has signed with the Brooklyn Nets.

DENVER, CO - MARCH 08:  Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks looks on as he awaits action against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on March 8, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Knicks 110-94. 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 the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

OKC Thunder make blockbuster trade for 10-time NBA All Star Carmelo Anthony - report

The deal sees Anthony join fellow superstars Russell Westbrook and Paul George.

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The men's and women's teams will head to China next week for the World University Championships.

Lincoln's three-on-three basketball sides to take on the world's best

The men's and women's teams will head to China next week for the World University Championships.

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