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NBL team wrap: New Zealand Breakers

NOT MANY people externally would have predicted the meteoric rise of the New Zealand Breakers in the 2022/23 NBL season. After finishing at the bottom of the table in their previous campaign, the Breakers turned things around in a big way. Storming up the standings and completely turning the tables around, the Breakers came within […]

2022/23 NBL team wrap: Cairns Taipans

ALTHOUGH they did not make the Championship Series, the 2022/23 NBL season was far from a failure for the Cairns Taipans, who showed an immense amount of improvement. The northern-most team in the competition was one of the league’s biggest risers, completely turning things around to become one of the strongest and most dangerous sides […]

PODCAST | Got Next Episode 20

A bit of a milestone for Got Next, with this episode marking the podcast’s 20th of its maiden season, and there is plenty to celebrate. Guest Host Peter Williams and Basketball Analyst Liam Badkin are back to dissect a thrilling finish to the NBL Championship Series, while also preview the upcoming second game in the […]

NBL team wrap: Tasmania JackJumpers

THE COMPETITION’S newest side could not reach the lofty heights of its maiden season, but still managed to prove one of the NBL’s most competitive sides when the fixture reached the pointy end. The Tasmania JackJumpers were able to recover from a slow start to the season to secure a spot in the play-in and […]

NBL team wrap: Perth Wildcats

IT WAS A fairytale finish to the end of the 2022/23 season for the Perth Wildcats, although an appearance in the first ever NBL play-in ended in disappointment. The Wildcats were looking to return to the postseason after missing the finals for the first time in over three decades in the 2021/22 season. Despite the […]

Gutsy Glover gives Kings another gear

IT WAS the fourth quarter when the Sydney Kings needed a hero after finding themselves trailing by seven points to the New Zealand Breakers in the deciding game five of the NBL Championship. Although there are some bigger names on the list, it was guard Angus Glover that stood up, despite the going being a […]

Game of Thrones; Kings go back to back

IN a fitting conclusion to NBL23, the Sydney Kings have claimed their second consecutive title after producing a stirring comeback to defeat the New Zealand Breakers in game five of the Championship Series. The Kings were tested by a red hot start from the Breakers, and trailed by as much as seven points in the […]

PODCAST | Got Next Episode 19

After an unexpected hiatus, the Got Next Podcast is back in your life with a blockbuster episode to restart proceedings. Headlined by the fifth and deciding game in the NBL Championship Series, Host Michael Alvaro and Analyst Liam Badkin preview one of the biggest matches in recent memory, as well as the WNBL semi-finals. Check […]

Brantley breathes life into Breakers as NZ force game five

IT WAS the only way this season could conclude given how exciting the NBL has proven in the 2022/23 fixture, as the New Zealand Breakers defeated the Sydney Kings to force a fifth and deciding match in the Championship Series. The Breakers came into game four at Spark Arena on Sunday afternoon facing elimination, with […]

NBL Championship Series: Game Three – Keys to winning

THE NBL Championship Series is well and truly underway, with proceedings tied at one game apiece, and the third encounter scheduled for Friday night. The Sydney Kings and the New Zealand Breakers both claimed impressive road wins over the first two matches, and game three looms as pivotal for the momentum of the series. Taking […]

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