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Tuatara hold off Saints, earn title favouritism

ANOTHER game, another win for Auckland Tuatara, but this time it was taking down the reigning champions Wellington Saints, winning by 15 points at TSB Arena last night. The highly-anticipated clash was set to defy the top-against-bottom status, though the highly anticipated debut of former New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) Tom Vodanovich was delayed […]

Second quarter Ram raid deflates Airs

A MASSIVE 29 points to 11 in the second term of the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) has resulted in Canterbury Rams moving up to second on the table after seeing off the challenge of Taranaki Mountainairs by 12 points at TSB Stadium. The Airs held a five-point lead the first change, but an […]

Giants rise to hand Bulls first loss

NELSON Giants have handed Franklin Bulls their first loss of the 2022 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) season, running out 17-point winners in a low-scoring contest. Piling on 25 points in the second term, the Giants were able to build a double-digit lead heading into the second half, which ultimately lead to the win. […]

Nuggets fire in second half to defeat Hawks

AFTER trailing at half-time, Otago Nuggets stepped up to the plate against Hawke’s Bay Hawks and scored 50 second half points to run away with the win by 14, 94-80. The Nuggets did hold a marginal one-point lead at quarter time, but then fell three points behind by the main break. There was no question […]

Rams raid hangar to hold off Jets

A DOMINANT first term set up Canterbury Rams has set up an important 10-point win over Manawatu Jets in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) Round 3 clash. The Rams piled on 31 points to 15 in the first quarter, and whilst the Jets were able to maintain a consistent approach after that – […]

Hawks swoop to down Sharks

AFTER a slow start, Hawke’s Bay Hawks found the answers against Southland Sharks to make it back-to-back wins in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) 2022 season. After dropping their opening game of the year, the Hawks have steadied to win their past two, symbolic of their Round 3 win over the Hawks on […]

Sharks destroy Jets to devour second win

AFTER suffering defeat at the hands of Franklin Bulls over the weekend, Southland Sharks bounced back in comprehensive fashion, taking care of the Manawatu Jets by 19 points. The Sharks dominated the first term to race out to a 17-goal lead, and whilst at times the Jets put up some resistance, ultimately they were never […]

Tuatara remain undefeated after Ram raid

A FOUR-quarter performance has seen Auckland Tuatara run away with a comprehensive 28-point victory over Canterbury Rams in Round 2 of the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL). The Tuatara moved to 3-0 for the season with the big win at Cowles Stadium, showing they are one of the title contenders this year, stamping their […]

Bulls topple Sharks in NZNBL nail-biter

IT was an unpredictable game from start to finish, with the momentum-swinging New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) contest eventually going the way of the Franklin Bulls, defeating Southland Sharks by four points. In a battle between two undefeated sides, the Bulls looked to be home early in the third term by building a 14-point […]

Nuggets hand reigning premiers second loss

AS the reinforcements arrived, so did the Otago Nuggets, winning their first game of the 2022 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) with a 22-point win over reigning premiers Wellington Saints. The Nuggets came into the game off a 19-point loss to Nelson Giants, the Saints suffered a forgettable 36-point defeat at the hands of […]

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