Basketball

Breaker's Mika Vukona on the bench. NBL Preseason basketball, NZ Breakers v Brisbane Bullets, PG Arena, Napier, New Zealand. Thursday 16 September, 2016. Copyright photo: John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

NZ Breakers end pre-season winless after sixth straight defeat

The Breakers ended their abysmal outing at the Australian Basketball Challenge with a 103-89 loss to the Adelaide 36ers.

Breaker's Mika Vukona on the bench. NBL Preseason basketball, NZ Breakers v Brisbane Bullets, PG Arena, Napier, New Zealand. Thursday 16 September, 2016. Copyright photo: John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Breakers pre-season losing streak continues against Cairns Taipans

Auckland based outfit lose 79-68 to go five games without a win.

Breaker's Mika Vukona on the bench. NBL Preseason basketball, NZ Breakers v Brisbane Bullets, PG Arena, Napier, New Zealand. Thursday 16 September, 2016. Copyright photo: John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Breakers continue poor form in pre-season, thumped by Sydney Kings

The NZ Breakers are still without a pre-season win two weeks out from the start of their NBL campaign.

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Training at the Breakers gym looks more like a rehab session, with five of the team's key players missing one or more games against the Bullets.

Breakers admit pre-season training 'was a little bit too much'

Training at the Breakers gym looks more like a rehab session, with five of the team's key players missing one or more games against the Bullets.

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Tom Abercrombie has had a turbulent build up to the new season, but insists he’ll be ready when the new campaign kicks off.

'It would be nice to get everyone out there' – Breakers star frustrated by injury woes

Tom Abercrombie has had a turbulent build up to the new season, but insists he’ll be ready when the new campaign kicks off.

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Paul Henare refused to blame injuries to four key players for his side’s poor showing against the Brisbane Bullets.

'You can't really do much about it' – Breakers coach philosophical after injury plagued pre-season

Paul Henare refused to blame injuries to four key players for his side’s poor showing against the Brisbane Bullets.

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Akil Mitchell is 2.06m tall and arrives on the back of a stellar college career with the University of Virginia.

'I wanna be the best' - new Breakers import makes early statement of intent

Akil Mitchell is 2.06m tall and arrives on the back of a stellar college career with the University of Virginia.

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Former Virginia forward Mitchell, 24, towered over his head coach Paul Henare during today's press conference announcement.

NZ Breakers announce final piece in new season roster jigsaw: 2.06m-tall American Akil Mitchell

Former Virginia forward Mitchell, 24, towered over his head coach Paul Henare during today's press conference announcement.

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NBA star home in New Zealand for special training camps from Adams and his OKC teammates.

Steven Adams hoping to help Kiwi kids achieve Basketball dreams

NBA star home in New Zealand for special training camps from Adams and his OKC teammates.

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The 2014 initiative was fronted by NBA star Steven Adams but it’s struggling to deliver.

Steven Adams fronted Spark basketball initiative fails to deliver courts

People have expressed their dismay with the project on The Boroughs Facebook page.

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No matter where he goes, the Kiwi NBA star is always telling his OKC team-mates that New Zealand is better.

'Bro, NZ is way better than this place' - reluctant ambassador Steven Adams talks up Kiwi way of life

No matter where he goes, the Kiwi NBA star is always telling his OKC team-mates that New Zealand is better.

United States' DeMarcus Cousins (12) is fouled by Serbia's Miroslav Raduljica (13)

US basketball team canter to third straight gold medal

With the win, the Americans claim the final medal of the Rio Games.

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Steven Adams' former OKC teammate says he hopes to watch Val Adams perform during the Rio Games.

'I've heard she is one of the best athletes in the world' – NBA superstar Kevin Durant keen to watch our Val

Steven Adams' former OKC teammate says he hopes to watch Val Adams perform in Rio.

NBA pulls 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte over transgender law

NBA objects to a state law decried as discriminatory against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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Sav was amazed by the size of the 2.29m-high former NBA star, who is having a holiday in New Zealand.

'Look at the size of those pants!' –Yao Ming drops in on Dunedin, leaves Andrew Saville flabbergasted

Sav was amazed by the size of the 2.29m- tall former NBA star, who is on holiday in NZ.

Ex-Chicago Bulls big man to face Breakers after signing NBL contract

Cam Bairstow played two seasons with the Bulls but was recently released from the NBA.

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Kevin Durant wowed crowds away from the criticism of joining the Golden State Warriors.

OKC Thunder's turncoat villain escapes the heat in China

Kevin Durant wowed crowds away from the criticism of joining the Golden State Warriors.

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The Spurs veteran called time on his career after five championships with the team.

Tim Duncan's retirement the latest in a season of goodbyes

Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant. Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.

NBA player who kicked Steven Adams in the groin arrested and charged with assault

Green was arrested following an altercation with another at a restaurant.

NBA great Tim Duncan pulls plug on incredible career

Duncan retires as the Spurs' all-time leader in scoring, rebounds and blocks.

Canada down Tall Blacks, extinguish Olympic Rio hopes

Canada has beaten the Tall Blacks 78-72 in an enthralling battle and has ended the NZ side's chances at qualifying for the Olympics.

Tall Blacks give France Olympic sized scare

The less fancied New Zealand side put up a fight against the French, before going down 66-59.

Ray Allen could make NBA comeback with Golden State Warriors

Allen would consider joining the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers, according to the reports.

NBA: Dwayne Wade leaves Miami to join Bulls for $66m

Wade going back to the city of his birth after agreeing to two-year deal.

Tall Blacks take first step to qualify for Rio with win over Philippines

The game got close in the final quarter with Philippines closing to within one basket.

Warriors clear cap space for Durant by offloading Barnes, Bogut to Mavericks

Dallas will sign Barnes to a four-year, $94 million deal as early Friday.

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