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Tuatara talls slay Giants for second win

AN outstanding pair of double-doubles, Auckland Tuatara bigs Robert Loe and Chris Johnson combined for 42 points and 27 rebounds to slay the Nelson Giants by nine points in Round 2 of the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL). Both sides entered the game after impressive Round 1 victories, with Loe and Johnson keys to […]

Hyrum Harris’ Hawks deflate Airs

RETURNING to the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) for another season, Hyrum Harris was able to make an immediate impact for the Hawke’s Bay Hawks in a 16-point win over Taranaki Mountainairs. Tipping off Round 2 with Harris returning to the fold after missing the opening round, the Hawks stormed to a huge 23-point […]

NZNBL Round 2 preview: Bulls and Sharks to clash

A BLOCKBUSTER Round 2 of action will see plenty of imports and local talent return to the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL). With Round 1 in the books, there are plenty of different formlines and teams hoping to either rise up or maintain their form from the opening week. AROUND THE COURTS Round 2 […]

Airs bounce back to fly high over Jets

A DOMINANT first half performance from Taranaki Mountainairs has seen them produce a 21-point victory over Manawatu Jets, bouncing back from their earlier loss to Auckland Tuatara. The Airs raced away to a 13-point lead at quarter time and blew it out to 20 by the main break. Though the Jets put up a fight […]

Bulls storm to thrilling win over Hawks

FRANKLIN Bulls have secured a thrilling four-point win over Hawke’s Bay Hawks to kick-off their New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) in style. The Bulls found themselves trailing at the first break, but then took control from the midpoint of the second term to never concede the lead again. Though it only got into double […]

Tuatara bigs dominate Airs

A DUO of double-doubles from Auckland Tuatara has seen the newly named side grab a win in its opening game of the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) season, defeating the Taranaki Mountainairs by 33 points. The Airs had a fantastic start to the game, leading for the most part before the Tuatara kicked into […]

Rams strike gold against Nuggets

CANTERBURY Rams have started the season off on the right note with a thrilling four-point win against Otago Nuggets in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL). The Nuggets were coming off an opening night loss, whilst the Rams were hoping to step up in front of their fans at Cowles Stadium. Both sides were […]

Sharks devour understrength Saints

A FULL-STRENGTH Southland Sharks smelt blood and attacked a weakened Wellington Saints outfit to run away with the 36-point victory at ILT Stadium last night. The Sharks came in with all players available, whilst the Saints were missing their three best players in Tom Vodanovich, Jordan Ngatai and Taane Samuel. Though both sides are predicted […]

Giant Mourning for Nuggets in NZNBL opener

IMPORT Trey Mourning has dominated on debut in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) last night, putting up a massive double-double to lead the Nelson Giants to a 19-point opening night win over the Otago Nuggets. The Giants blew the game apart in the opening quarter to race to an 18-point lead, and whilst […]

NZNBL Round 1 preview: New season tips off

AFTER an extended off-season, the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) returns tonight, with the first of six games across the weekend. A total of 10 teams will begin their road for glory, with reigning premiers Wellington Saints and runners-up Hawke’s Bay Hawks among the title contenders. Newly renamed Auckland Tuatara enter the fold, with […]

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