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Lebanon led the World Cup qualifier the entire night until it mattered most.

Watch: Lebanon falter in final seconds to Tall Blacks' desperate defence as game-winning shot misses rim completely

Lebanon led the World Cup qualifier in Rotorua the entire night until it mattered most, giving the Tall Blacks a 63-60 win.

Finn Delany, Tall Blacks in action during the FIBA Asia Cup 8-20 August 2017 in Lebanon. Photo: FIBA

As it happened: Tall Blacks come from behind in final minute to win qualifier against stunned Lebanon

The Tall Blacks claimed a 63-60 win after a rollercoaster game in Rotorua.

New Zealand players perform a haka.
New Zealand Tall Blacks v China.
FIBA World Cup Basketball Qualifier, Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 1 July 2018 © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Tall Blacks to only sing Māori national anthem ahead of Lebanon Test to fit in haka

English version had to be cut because of strict FIBA rules about time.

Philadelphia 76er Shawn Long.

Breakers sign former NBA big man Shawn Long with final import slot

Long has been most prominent as a scorer in the NBA reserve leagues in recent years.

Rob Loe

NBL expansion team to be located in Melbourne, join competition in 2019

The yet to be named franchise will play games at Melbourne Arena starting in the 2019/20 season.

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Just four players have returned to the Kiwi club from last year.

New-look Breakers aiming to retain same culture with new NBL season looming

Just four players have returned to the Kiwi club from last year.

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The NBA star spoke with 1 NEWS about his upcoming season with the Thunder.

'Thanks bro' - Steven Adams ecstatic with NBA star Paul George sticking with OKC Thunder

The NBA star spoke with 1 NEWS' Jenny-May Clarkson about his upcoming season with the Thunder.

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The OKC Thunder NBA star said his "fingers are nervous as" when asked to play the guitar.

Most watched: Steven Adams shows musical talent with guitar in Wellington jam - 'My fingers are nervous as'

The OKC Thunder NBA star said his "fingers are nervous as" when asked to play the guitar.

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Chelsea Lane has also been called the team's psychologist, adviser and even part-time comedian.

Why Golden State's stars love Kiwi physio so much: 'I feel a bit like aunty Chelsea'

Chelsea Lane has also been called the team's psychologist, adviser and even part-time comedian.

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The OKC star is in the country taking part in basketball camps for the youth around New Zealand.

'Don't make it about me' - Steven Adams says he will play for Tall Blacks 'when the time is right'

The OKC star is in the country taking part in basketball camps for the youth around New Zealand.

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OKC Thunder star Adams didn't realise Miami Heat player James Johnson was part Samoan until he saw his tatts.

Most read: 'Sup uce' - Steven Adams on hilarious encounter with NBA rival and fellow Pacific Islander from Miami Heat

OKC Thunder star Adams didn't realise the Heat's James Johnson was part Samoan until he saw his tatts.

Police investigating suspected corruption in NBL match after player brags about 'winnings'

Supercity Rangers' win over Taranaki Mountain Airs has raised eyebrows.

Police investigate NZ NBL game amid 'inappropriate betting' allegations

Basketball New Zealand are taking the allegations very seriously, they say.

'He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do' - Donald Trump takes aim at LeBron James

US President continues war of words with NBA star after CNN interview.

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 06:  Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts as Tristan Thompson #13 and George Hill #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers look on during Game Three of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 6, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. 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 Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Cavs centre Tristan Thompson sucker punched Warriors' Draymond Green at LA party - report

On-court NBA feud reportedly spilled over at ESPY's after-party.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - FEBRUARY 26: Oklahoma City Thunder Center Steven Adams (12) looking to make a play while Orlando Magic Center Nikola Vucevic (9) plays defense at Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, OK (Photo by Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire)

'I don't feel a great sense of loyalty to Basketball New Zealand' - Steven Adams reveals reason behind continued Tall Blacks snub

In his new book, the Kiwi NBA star revealed his experiences with Basketball New Zealand as a youth.

OKC's Kiwi star is averaging career-best points so far this season.

Steven Adams reveals battle with depression growing up - 'I was actually very lonely'

If it would get me to a career in basketball, I was willing to put up with some lonely, painful years.

'He's one of our local superheroes!' Fans gush over Steven Adams' comic at San Diego Comic Con

Kiwi Legend has gone down a treat at the huge entertainment convention.

Philippines' basketballers take a selfie after their brawl with Australia

Outrage after Philippines basketball team pose for selfie after brawl with Australia

Commentators on social media were rapid in their condemnation of the incident.

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