Basketball

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The Thunder ran away with win over the Pelicans 121-95 with aggression such as this.

Icy blast before Canada warms up for All-Star Game

This weekend is the first time in NBA's history that the All Star game will take place in Canada.

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The New Zealand side qualified for the NBL playoffs with a 100-63 thumping of Melbourne.

Breakers book playoff spot after massive victory over Melbourne

American Charles Jackson top-scored for the home side with 18 points.

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The Thunder ran away with win over the Pelicans 121-95 with aggression such as this.

Thunder beat Pelicans; team mourns Ingrid Williams' death

The emotional Thunder banded together against the Pelicans following the news of coach Monty Williams' wife's death.

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NBA star Kobe Bryant revealed yesterday that he will be retiring at the end of the season.

Bryant's swan song to light up All-Star Weekend

The NBA legend will play his 18th All Stars game in Toronto before he retires at the end of this season.

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The Breakers team showed their support for the leukaemia and blood cancer foundation by shaving their hair.

NZ Breakers stars shave their heads for cancer

The Breakers team showed their support for the leukaemia and blood cancer foundation by shaving their hair.

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You have to see it to believe it. The University of Rochester with this unbelievable play.

Intentionally missed free throw leads to buzzer-beating three

You have to see it to believe it. The University of Rochester with this unbelievable play.

Golden State guard Curry will be looking to continue the winning streak against Indiana Pacers this afternoon.

NBA: Warriors take home streak to 41 with win over Thunder

Stephen Curry scored 26 points to lead the way for the Warriors.

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Star point guard Cedric Jackson led the way for the defending champs against 36ers in Adelaide.

Breakers thump Adelaide to give life to play-off hopes

Star point guard Cedric Jackson led the way for the defending champs against 36ers in Adelaide.

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Kiwi NBA star Adams scored 10 points while his side punished Washington 114-98.

Steven Adams' OKC Thunder dominate Washington Wizards

Kiwi NBA star Adams scored 10 points while his side punished Washington 114-98.

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The Olympic swimmer enthralled fans and distracted shooters during a US college basketball game.

Michael Phelps lends time and Speedos for Arizona State's 'Curtain of Distraction'

Phelps enthralled fans and distracted shooters during a US college basketball game.

Lucas with his hopeful declaration of affection for Stephen Curry's daughter Riley.

Lovestruck little NBA fan eyes up star player Curry's daughter

Four-year-old Lucas declared his affection at the Warriors vs Mavericks game.

Raptor star Demar DeRozan playing against New York Knicks.

NBA: Lowry inspires Raptors to record extending 10th win

The Toronto Raptors set a new franchise record with their tenth consecutive win today against the Knicks.

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James and teammate Smith combined twice in quick succession to the young boy's delight.

Young Cavaliers fan absolutely loses it after LeBron's dunk

James and teammate Smith combined twice in quick succession to the young boy's delight.

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James and teammate Smith combined twice in quick succession to the young boy's delight.

LeBron James, Kevin Love carry Cavaliers past Suns

Taking 21 points each, Love and James were helped by strong team defence and a dominant rebounding advantage.

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The Kiwi bigman brought his renowned physicality to the paint as he caused havoc against the Knicks.

NBA: Aggressive Adams feeds Durant and Westbrook for overtime win in NYC

Durant and Westbrook combined for 74 points with Adams raking up three steals, three assists and six offensive rebounds in the 128-122 win over the Knicks.

NBA: Warriors, rival Spurs highlight NBA's international flair

Scouts are becoming more aware of overseas talent, with the likes of Bogut, Adams,Ezeli and Porzingis highlighting a shift in the NBA.

NBA: Blake Griffin out for 6 weeks with broken hand following fight

The LA Clipper was set to return tomorrow but is now being investigated by the NBA for an incident over the weekend.

Blake Griffin injures hand punching Clippers staff member

Griffin will miss a few more weeks of action after injuring his hand in an altercation in Toronto.

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France, Turkey, Canada, Senegal and Philippines stand in New Zealand's way.

Tall Blacks to face France, Turkey at 'must win' Olympic qualification showdown

New Zealand learn of draw for six-team tournament held in Philippines.

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Curry’s Golden State Warriors were playing the San Antonio Spurs

Stephen Curry nails smooth three-pointer

Curry’s Golden State Warriors were playing the San Antonio Spurs

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Abercrombie says the Breakers can bounce back from six losses in a row.

Abercrombie denies rift in Breakers camp after six-game losing streak

The shooting guard is optimistic his team can get a win soon.

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Le Bron James had a hand in one for the Cavs in the NBA fixture.

Le Bron's sweet dish sets up monster slam dunk

Check out these two dunks when the Cavs took on the Timberwolves this afternoon.

DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 12:  Lebron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers yells at this teammates during a game against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on January 12, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.  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.  The Cavaliers defeated the Mavericks 110-107.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

NBA: Hack-happy Cavaliers slice up Clippers once more

The Cavaliers targeted centre DeAndre Jordan with the controversial 'hacking' strategy to send the poor free-thrower to the foul line.

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Oklahoma thrashed Los Angeles 120-85 for the second time in five days last night.

Kobe Bryant leads final All Star vote

The Laker great is joined by OKC Stars Westbrook and Durant, Steph Curry and Kawhi Leonard for the West's All Star starting lineup.

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Drummond set an NBA record by missing 23 free throws in his side's 123-114 win over the Houston Rockets.

Pistons' Andre Drummond misses record 23 free throws

Drummond set an NBA record by missing 23 free throws in his side's 123-114 win over the Houston Rockets.

Slow-starting Warriors catch fire to storm past Bulls

Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry duelled around the court for most the game, going stride for stride in the physical match up.

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Brandon Knight was on the wrong end of a highlight reel again in the Suns loss to the Pacers.

Where'd Knight go? Paul George's spin move leaves NBA defender humiliated

Brandon Knight was on the wrong end of a highlight reel in the Suns loss to the Pacers.

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The pair have been commented on for their synergy which was in full display against the Nuggets.

NBA: Double trouble - Westbrook and Durant star in win over Nuggets

Both OKC Superstars finished with double-doubles while Steven Adams added 10 points and six rebounds of his own.

Breakers manager Richard Clarke, coach Dean Vickerman to depart club

Paul Henare will assume the head coach role for the 2016-17 season with Dillon Boucher taking on the role of general manager.

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