Basketball

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The Thunder went down 115-113 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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.

Chaos at the buzzer! Golden State star Kevin Durant robbed of game-winning buzzer-beater by milliseconds

The 2017 Finals MVP thought he nailed the clutch shot, but replays favoured the Rockets.

'This is like the playoffs!' Breakers revelling in chance to notch back-to-back wins over Kings to start season

Just six days separate the Breakers' last-gasp win over Sydney and tonight's repeat clash.

Gordon Hayward facing lengthy stint on sideline after confirmation Celtics star broke ankle in NBA season opener

The forward may have ended his season just five minutes into his new career with Boston.

Cavs star LeBron James comes up with magical spin move before throwing down monster dunk on Celtics

Cleveland came out on top 102-99 over Boston at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Graphic warning: Celtics star Gordon Hayward suffers horrific broken ankle which leaves foot pointing wrong way

Hayward suffered the terrible injury just five minutes into his debut for the Celtics.

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The Cavs star says the US President doesn't appreciate how many children look up to him.

Prospect of anthem protests in NBA being played down by star players: 'My voice is more important than my knee'

With the new season near, focus isn't just on the match-ups but the pre-game routines too.

CLUTCH! DJ Newbill surges for last-second lay-up to give Breakers phenomenal first win of season over Kings

With just three seconds on the clock and the scores tied at 85-all, the new American import stepped up big time.

Kirk Penney returns to bolster struggling Breakers for Sydney clash

The guard was absent from the opening loss to Cairns with a stomach virus.

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.

Physical Steven Adams nabs impressive double-double as OKC Thunder edge Melbourne United

Adams scored 12-points and secured 12 rebounds in OKC's 86-85 win over Melbourne today.

'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.

Breakers suffer first loss of NBL season at the hands of Cairns

The Breakers have started this year's Australian NBL season on a sour note, falling 82-71 to Cairns Taipans in Auckland.

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.

NBA changes All-Stars team selection format, 'captains' to draft teams from voted-in players instead

The two starters with the highest fan votes from each conference will be the captains.

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.

Watch: Pero Cameron honoured with emotional haka after becoming first Kiwi inducted into FIBA Hall of Fame

Cameron was joined in the 2017 class by international icons including Shaquille O'Neal.

Russell Westbrook against Phoenix

Russell Westbrook signs biggest NBA deal in history as reigning MVP agrees to massive extension with Thunder

The deal, which was finalised this morning, is reportedly NZ$286 million over five years to stay in Oklahoma City.

Atlanta will be left with a few battered bodies after Adams muscled up in the paint and didn't stop for anyone.

Steven Adams set to rapidly improve under Thunder's new superstar trio

The Kiwi centre will have more room to operate in the new lineup.

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