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Crawford cracks 30 as JackJumpers Break New Zealand

SATURDAY’S action in the National Basketball League (NBL) kicked off with Jordan Crawford leading the Tasmania JackJumpers to a 97-80 win over the New Zealand Breakers at Spark Arena. Coming into the game, the JackJumpers were in strong form, but were without MVP contender Milton Doyle, who missed due to personal reasons. It would leave […]

Canada crucial to Melbourne’s Booming win

THE sixth round of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) continued on Thursday night, with the Melbourne Boomers recording a whopping 31-point win over the Perth Lynx. It was a hotly anticipated clash, given the strong performances of the two sides to start the season. These teams were the last to remain unbeaten in the […]

Adams the ace as Kings hold on

IN one of the most bizarre games in National Basketball League (NBL) history, the Sydney Kings snagged a three-point win over the Cairns Taipans in the first match of Round 10. Remarkably, the game was played without a shot clock in the second half, after power outages caused problems at the main break. Although the […]

Nicholson nails offensive outing in tight win

AN excellent scoring performance from Lauren Nicholson played a big role in the Sydney Flames‘ two-point win over the Adelaide Lightning to kick off Round 6 of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL). Coming into the game, there was no doubt that the Flames would be fresher, having had a week off last round to […]

Classy Cole cracks in as Flyers soar past Capitals

THE Southside Flyers have denied the UC Capitals their first win of the 2023/24 Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) season, claiming a 17-point win in Round 5. The Flyers have started the season in solid form, competing for a top four spot over the first portion of the season, having collected a few impressive wins […]

Bryce goes bang as Perth refuses to kneel to the Kings

IN a potential preview of some postseason action, the Perth Wildcats held on for a nine-point win over the Sydney Kings, with Bryce Cotton well and truly at the forefront. It was a highly anticipated matchup between two of the contending sides of the National Basketball League (NBL). The Kings have looked solid in their […]

Le’Afa lethal off the bench as Breakers best 36ers

THE New Zealand Breakers have claimed a crucial win in the context of their season, downing the Adelaide 36ers thanks to an excellent performance from guard Izayah Le’afa. Throughout the start of the 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) season, both sides had struggled at times, although the 36ers were coming into the game in better […]

Robertson rips through defence in close loss

DESPITE his team being overrun in the second half, Aussie guard Tyler Robertson was immense for the Portland Pilots during the team’s loss against their cross-town rivals in the Portland State Vikings on Wednesday. Now in his senior year, Robertson has already enjoyed a stellar college career with the Pilots, and has more responsibility than […]

Aokuso astounds as Townsville trumps Lightning

AN impactful offensive performance from center Zitina Aokuso drove the Townsville Fire to a six-point win over the Adelaide Lightning to kick off Round 5 of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) on Wednesday night. Returning home to the Townsville Entertainment Centre, the Fire came into the game on a three-game winning streak, and still […]

Proctor powers Duke past La Salle in career-best outing

AUSTRALIA’S best prospect for next year’s 2024 NBA Draft delivered his best performance at NCAAM level, as Tyrese Proctor steered the Duke Blue Devils to a dominant 29-point win over La Salle. Coming into his sophomore season, Proctor had already established himself as one of the most exciting talents in college basketball, cementing himself as […]

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