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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His last name's Christmas, but he won't wear the number 25 shirt – meet the Breakers' new signing

The Breakers have introduced their newest star signing Rakeem Cornwall, as the team trained in Auckland today. 

Christmas, 26, becomes the third and final import on the Breakers' roster, officially confirmed as having signed yesterday.

Having played for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA, Christmas' signing is welcome news for the Breakers, looking to return to the top of the ANBL ladder.

Speaking to media for the first time today, Christmas spoke of his delight at linking up with his new teammates.

"It feels good," he said.

"Being around the guys - they've bought me in, they're happy to have me here and I'm happy to be here as well."

"I'm jet-lagged a little bit from the flight, but I'm feeling good and just ready to come out here, have fun, and I've been learning a lot so far.

Christmas also addressed the elephant in the room, with his preferred squad number of 25 unavailable, taken by childhood friend and now teammate, DJ Newbill.

To his credit though, Christmas was relaxed about the ordeal.

"I'm going to go with 34, 340 is the Virgin Islands (where Christmas grew up) area code, I'm going to go with that."

"Twenty-five and Christmas go hand in hand, kids love it. I love it and it's been going alright for me."

"I guess I'll just have to wait for another time to get it back."

Christmas will be in line to make his Breakers debut when the team face the Hawks in Illawarra on Saturday.

Former NBA star Rakeem Christmas is the club's third and final import this season. Source: 1 NEWS