'Hey mate, how we doin?' - Steven Adams proves he takes Kiwi banter everywhere after getting mic'd up in OKC's win over Cavs

You can take the NBA star out of New Zealand, but you can't take New Zealand out of the NBA star.

Steven Adams proved just that today in Oklahoma City's 148-124 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers after he show some of his Kiwi wit he uses in-game thanks to being mic'd up for the match.

The Kiwi centre was caught checking in on the opposition as well as giving some quirky supporting chants to his teammates.

"Hey mate, how we doin?" he asked one Cavaliers player.

Adams scored 25 points while adding 10 rebounds, a block and an assist to his statline in the record-breaking win for the Thunder.


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Watch: NBA star dislocates teeth after smacking face-first into court following powerful dunk-gone-wrong

Chicago Bulls star Kris Dunn survived a brutal face-first court collision against Golden State following a largely-uncontested dunk.

After coming up with a steal late in the fourth quarter, Dunn ran the floor and looked to leave a mark on the game, but instead he ended up leaving a literal mark on the court.

Dunn rose high for a slam dunk but got caught up on the rim, and fell face first onto the court below.

Dunn's impact with the floor was so severe, he left teethmarks in the court below the basket.

The 23-year-old didn't lose any teeth but his front two were dislocated and chipped in the accident. He was also diagnosed with a concussion after the match.

Golden State, who held on to beat the Bulls 119-112 on Thursday, didn't come out of the game unscathed.

Jordan Bell twisted an ankle in the opening seconds of the game and was forced to leave the court in a wheelchair.


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Watch: Humble Steven Adams uses classic Kiwi quirkiness to avoid bragging about himself

Steven Adams isn't just frustrating his opponents on the court with his brick-wall approach also coming in handy against reporters wanting the Kiwi centre to "brag" about his improved offensive game as well.

Adams posted 21 points for the Oklahoma City Thunder in their convincing 114-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday - the second highest on his team behind superstar teammate Russell Westbrook.

One reporter wanted to discuss Adams' improved skills around his lay-up technique with a particular interest in his finger roll style, but the Kiwi used his usual charm to evade the question.

"The finger roll? Did I do a finger roll?" Adams said in a high-pitched voice.

"I just throw it up and if it goes in, it goes in!"

The reporter accepted the humble Kiwi wouldn't budge but made sure to call him out on it.

"I can never get you to brag about yourself," she said.

"Is that what you were trying to do?" Adams said.

The pair exchanged a laugh before Adams addressed other questions.


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