Basketball

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Irving netted 24 points to help the Cavaliers convincingly beat the Celtics en route to their third consecutive NBA Finals.

Video: 'He's playing like it's a video game!' Irving cuts Boston defender to pieces with filthy footwork

The Cavaliers convincingly beat the Celtics en route to their third consecutive NBA Finals.

Meet the Kiwi basketballer pursuing his NBA dream after he was scouted by the same US coach who nabbed Steven Adams

Angus McWilliam will link up with coach Jamie Dixon at Texas Christian University.

Video: Watch Kyrie Irving pour in an insane career-high 42 points, carry Cavs to the brink of NBA Finals

Irving obliterated a 16 point deficit to the Celtics with a foul-hit LeBron largely warming the pine.

Watch: Kevin Durant rubs salt into Spurs' wound with unbelievable shooting to finish third quarter

The Warriors forward was comfy shooting the ball whenever he got his hands on it.

Video: Brutal LeBron makes signature chasedown block on unsuspecting Celtics guard

Avery Bradley knows how it feels to have an easy layup swatted away.

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4), center, passes between Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) and guard John Wall (2) during the first half of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Celtics continue to ride momentum into Eastern NBA finals after securing first draft pick in lottery as well

The Lakers were other big winners, moving up one spot to second to hold onto their pick.

Video: Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Steph Curry blows Spurs away with barrage of three pointers

The Warriors sharpshooter was playing at a different level early.

Video: Who? Canadian sub carries Celtics to game seven NBA playoffs win with unbelievable final quarter

Kelly Olynyk couldn't be stopped by the Washington Wizards in the fourth quarter.

Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard not blaming Warriors for game-changing injury

"Did he step under it? Like on purpose? No," Leonard said.

Warriors' ridiculous NBA playoffs comeback win over Spurs marred by questionable injury to Kawhi Leonard

Zaza Pachulia argues he didn't deliberately injure the Spurs star, but fans may not agree.

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4), center, passes between Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) and guard John Wall (2) during the first half of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Isaiah Thomas, Celtics hoping to put final nail in Wizards' coffin in do-or-die NBA playoff game

Tomorrow's winner will face the Cavaliers in the East Conference finals.

Watch: NBA star James Harden has horrible playoff night as MVP candidate's terrible performance sees Rockets eliminated

Harden went from hero to zero with horrific passing and poor shooting against the Spurs.

Video: Kevin Durant, Draymond Green turn defence to offence as steal leads to electrifying alley-oop dunk

The play summarised Golden State's night as beat Utah to advance to the Western finals.

Watch: 'My sister wouldn't want me to stop' - Isaiah Thomas dedicates historic NBA performance to late sister on her birthday

Thomas says his sister, who died two weeks ago, helped him score 53 points against the Wizards.

Watch: LeBron James pulverises rim with insane alley-oop dunk set up by Kyrie Irving's off-the-backboard pass

The King took flight for the Cavaliers as they dominated the Toronto Raptors in Game 1.

Watch: 'His tooth comes flying out!' Celtics star picks dislodged tooth off NBA court after gnarly elbow to head

Nothing it seems can stop Isaiah Thomas this postseason — be it pains big or small.

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Former Tall Blacks Phill Jones, Brendon Pongia and Arther Trousdell took part at the World Masters Games exhibition match.

Video: Still got it! New Zealand basketball legends showcase their skills in Anzac trans-Tasman showdown

Former Tall Blacks Phill Jones, Brendon Pongia and Arther Trousdell took part at the World Masters Games exhibition match.

Watch: Steven Adams reimagined as burly Game of Thrones warrior in brilliant NBA parody

Adams stars as a Dothraki soldier in Bleacher Report's Game of Zones series.

Video: 'He should be ashamed' -commentators slam Steven Adams' form since signing big money deal

"They haven't seen him since he signed that contract in October," said Shannon Sharpe.

Video: Sonny Bill's protest style spreads as Wellington Saints tape over NBL logo following ruling over 'import' player

Basketball NZ reclassified Aussie-born Josh Duinker as an 'import' despite him having a NZ passport.

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Isaac Letoa has earned himself a place at Dartmouth College, and is hoping to become the next Steven Adams.

Is this the next Steven Adams? Kiwi prodigy bags big time college scholarship

Junior Tall Black Isaac Letoa, 18, has earned a place at Ivy League Dartmouth College.

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'I've reached out to his agent' - Tall Blacks coach hoping for Steven Adams international debut

Paul Henare is hopeful that Adams can finally turn out for his country.

Breakers part ways with Corey Webster after 'challenging six months'

General manager Dillon Boucher said Webster and the team had mutually agreed on the decision.

Breakers Tom Abercrombie headed to Turkish league during NBL off-season

Abercrombie's short-term deal with Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece doesn't affect his ability to play for the Breakers.

Breakers' Akil Mitchell having problems with eye that popped out in sickening accident, returns to USA

Mitchell will seek specialist treatment for the sickening eye injury suffered against Cairns.

Breakers star Corey Webster pleads not guilty to assault charges

Webster appeared in court again this morning over an alleged incident in Auckland, last year.

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Adams' older brother Mohi Beckham-Adams is coaching the U-15 Te Arawa girls team at the Maori Basketball tournament in Rotorua.

Basketball a family affair in the Adams family

Mohi Beckham-Adams, 36, is 13 years older than his NBA star brother and is coaching the under-15 Te Arawa girls' basketball team.

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