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Otago Nuggets crowned NZNBL champions

AFTER trailing at quarter time, Otago Nuggets have stormed to a memorable grand final win over Auckland Tuatara to claim the 2022 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) title last night. Both sides had to enter the grand final the hard way having third and fifth, and after trailing as late as the final minutes […]

From Loe to high, Tuatara’s jaw-dropper

HOW? That was the word – and question – on everyone’s lips when with six seconds left, Robert Loe produced the play of the New Zealand National Basketball League season. For all intensive purposes, at the nine-second mark of the final term Taranaki Mountainairs were on the verge of reading Auckland Tuatara their last rites. […]

Tuatara shoot down Saints

IN a remarkable Final 6 clash, Auckland Tuatara have eliminated reigning champion Wellington Saints from the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) title race. After starting the season so poorly, the Saints had seemingly found their groove the past month, winning the last six games of the season, five of them coming against four of […]

In-form Saints rise above Tuatara

A FIFTH straight New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) win has Wellington Saints fans believing they can go all the way, with the reigning premiers knocking off third placed Auckland Tuatara by an impressive 18 points at Eventfinda Stadium last night. Both sides had already stamped their tickets to the Final 6 due to the […]

Turatara defeated again as Nuggets close gap

THE Auckland Turatara’s losing streak has continued in the NZNBL, with Thursday night’s contest seeing them fall to the Otago Nuggets to the tune of five points. After suffering a loss last weekend, Auckland was unable to bounce back against its biggest competitor, with the Nuggets just holding on for a win, outlasting the opposition […]

Upset of the season: Jets stun Turatara

THE New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) has seen the most shocking result of the 2022 season take place over the weekend, with the Manawatu Jets defeating the Auckland Turatara. In a battle that was shaping up to be pretty one-sided at Ballroom B and M Centre, the Turatara were widely expected to claim the […]

Auckland grounds Jets to remain on top

IN a clash between the ladder’s bookends, Auckland Tuatara claimed a dominant win over the Manawatu Jets on Monday afternoon. The two sides locked horns at Eventfinda Stadium, in a match that was shaping up to be pretty one sided. Despite getting a win on Sunday, the Jets were not expected to get up here, […]

Tuatara clip Hawks’ wings in NZNBL win

AFTER losing to the Hawke’s Bay Hawks just two rounds earlier, Auckland Tuatara were able to exact revenge on their opponents, posting an 11-point win last night. The New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) title favourites were able to push past a gallant Hawks outfit on the back of a dominant performance from bigman Chris […]

Tuatara regain top spot, shake off Bulls

IT was far from easy and took just about all of the match to finally get it done, but Auckland Tuatara racked up another New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) win to regain top spot on the 2022 season ladder. The Tuatara were able to shake off a determined Franklin Bulls outfit who were missing […]

Hawks swoop in one-point nail-biter

ONE extra free throw was all it took for Hawke’s Bay Hawks to do something that no side before it had managed to do in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) – defeat Auckland Tuatara. In an enthralling contest of two halves, the Hawks needed the full 40 minutes to scrape over the line […]

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