Basketball

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Cleveland got back into the NBA Eastern Conference final with a 116-86 victory.

Watch: LeBron James throws down ridiculous dunk as Cavs destroy Celtics

Cleveland got back into the NBA Eastern Conference final with a 116-86 victory.

Alex Pledger latest Breaker to leave NZ club to join former coach at Melbourne United

Pledger departs after nearly a decade of service, helping the Breakers win all four of their championship titles.

Boston's Terry Rozier throws down massive dunk in transition as Celtics sink LeBron's Cavs

Cleveland went down 107-94 against Boston, trailing 2-0 in their NBA Eastern conference finals series.

'It was right to come back' - Tai Wesley returning to Breakers on one-year contract

Wesley is the eighth contracted player the rebuilding Breakers have confirmed so far in the offseason.

NZ Breakers reclaim key NBL player Tai Wesley

The 32-year-old helped Melbourne to the title this year in his second season.

Basketball's increased dental claims linked to growing popularity of the sport

Rugby's playing numbers decline as basketball enjoys rapid rise.

Former Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey

NBA's 2018 coach of the year promptly fired, after LeBron's Cavs humiliate Toronto again

Dwane Casey led the Raptors to a franchise-record 59 wins this year.

Boston Celtics outclass Philadelphia 76ers, lock in NBA play-offs showdown against LeBron James' Cavs

The Celtics are set to play the Cavs in the NBA Eastern conference finals.

Golden State star Steph Curry rubs salt into the wounds of Pelicans with long range three

The defending champs defeated New Orleans 113-104 in game five of their NBA Western Conference semi-final.

James Harden comes up with steal and huge dunk as Rockets eliminate Jazz in NBA play-offs

Houston defeated Utah 112-102 in game five of their NBA Western conference semi-final.

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert defends against Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul

Birthday boy Chris Paul leads Rockets to brink of series victory in NBA playoffs

Houston took a 3-1 series lead over the Utah Jazz with a 100-87 win today.

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) reacts after feeding an alley-oop pass for a dunk by Kevin Durant, left, during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Kevin Durant leads Warriors in dominant win over Pelicans to extend NBA playoffs series lead

Durant scored 38 points and added nine rebounds in the 118-92 win to give Golden State a 3-1 lead.

Celtics win overtime thriller against 76ers after clutch lay-up in dying seconds

Al Horford's shot was enough to give Boston a 3-0 series lead.

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At almost two metres tall, Sharne Pupuke Robati may have a different surname but she’s just as talented as her aunt and uncle.

Meet the 17-year-old niece of Steven and Dame Valerie Adams tipped to be women’s basketball’s next big star

At almost two metres tall, Sharne Pupuke Robati may have a different surname but she’s just as talented as her aunt and uncle.

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) drives against Boston Celtics forward Al Horford during the first quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Celtics erase 22-point deficit to shut down 76ers' 'Process' and take 2-0 lead in playoffs series

The Celtics fought their way back into the match before finally claiming a 108-103 win in Boston.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots against the Toronto Raptors during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball playoffs second-round series Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

LeBron James produces stellar performance as Cavs beat Toronto Raptors again

James delivered the first 40-point, 14-assist game in NBA playoff history.

Rookie sensation Donovan Mitchell drives home tip-in slam dunk as Jazz upset Rockets

Mitchell once again led from the front as the Jazz tied the series 1-1 with a 116-108 win.

Watch: Steph Curry nails tough three-pointer in first shot since returning from injury during Warriors' win over Pelicans

Curry had been sidelined for over a month with ankle issues, but it wasn't holding him back in the 121-116 win.

Watch: Your move, Lima! JR Smith nails clutch three-pointer in overtime to give Cavs huge NBA playoff win over Raptors

The veteran sharpshooter scored 20 points in the 113-112 thriller – but his last three may silence a certain All Black.

NBA star James Harden on fire for Rockets, leads Houston to victory in game one against Jazz

Harden scored 41 points in Houston's 110-96 win against Utah in the NBA Western Conference semifinals.

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) reacts after feeding an alley-oop pass for a dunk by Kevin Durant, left, during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Warriors thump Pelicans, Celtics set up 76ers showdown

Ominous sign as Golden State's all stars crack into gear.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 27: Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on during Game Six of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 27, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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 Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)

Paul George's summer decision looms large for OKC Thunder

George said all the right things when asked if he'd consider staying with the Thunder instead of leaving in free agency this summer.

Watch: 'We were shite ...that word 100% fits!' Steven Adams' classic Kiwi take on OKC's awful effort before epic comeback

Adams cut straight to the chase when asked how his team got into a 25-point hole against the Utah Jazz, in game five of their playoff series yesterday.

Watch: LeBron James sinks clutch three-point buzzer-beater to win crucial playoff game against Pacers

James capped off another ridiculous playoff performance with the game-winning shot to give the Cavs a 3-2 series lead.

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