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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 […]

Nuggets strike Granny gold after Giant win

BOTH of the top two teams in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) after the regular season were eliminated in their sole final, with the Nelson Giants being the latest one to fall, going down to Otago Nuggets by 15 points. In a battle between the second and third placed sides after 18 rounds, […]

Nuggets clip Hawks’ wings, advance to semi

AFTER conceding an early lead, Otago Nuggets clicked into gear and answered every challenge a Hawke’s Bay Hawks outfit could throw at them, running out 11-point winners in the first match of the Final 6 series last night. In picking up the victory, the Nuggets not only stayed alive in the final series, but knew […]

Nuggets step up in vital win over Sharks

REGAINING some star firepower, Otago Nuggets won the match they simply had to win to ensure they are in the box seat for a Final 6 finish in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL). The Nuggets knocked off Southland Sharks by 15 points last night to tip-off Round 14 of the competition and bounce […]

Airs eye top two spot with Nuggets victory

PICKING up a 10th win in the 2022 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) season, the Taranaki Mountainairs put themselves in a strong position to secure a top two spot in the fast-approaching finals. The Airs dominated the third term to set up the 98-73 victory on the road at the Edgar Centre. OTAGO NUGGETS […]

Nelson’s Giant win over title contender

IT as the in that further proved Nelson Giants have what it takes to lift the 2022 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) trophy, defeating the in-form Otago Nuggets by 11 points at the Edgar Centre last night. The Nuggets looked in control throughout the first half to lead by eight points at the main […]

Airs rise after half-time to upset Nuggets

IN one of the upsets of the season, Taranaki Mountainairs grabbed their third New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) win, defeating the in-form Otago Nuggets by 13 points yesterday. The Airs came into the clash with a 2-3 record, whilst the Nuggets were on a five-game winning streak after dropping their first two matches of […]

Nuggets rise to top with fifth straight win

AFTER starting the season 0-2, the Otago Nuggets have settled into a rhythm the last five matches, going unbeaten to rise to the top of the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) ladder. The Nuggets latest victim was the Southland Sharks who slumped to a 2-4 record this season and sit mid-table.The victory was largely […]

Nuggets first quarter blitz floors Jets

A FIRST quarter domination by Otago Nuggets has helped them defeat the winless Manawatu Jets and move to 4-2 themselves in the 2022 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) season. The Nuggets piled on 23 points to nine in the opening term to race out to a 14-point lead, and though the Jets fought hard […]

McCullough magic helps Nuggets blow away Bulls

A LONG-RANGE shooting performance from Nikau McCullough has helped the Otago Nuggets account for the Franklin Bulls, getting up by 17 points on the road in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) last night. The win was the Nuggets’ third consecutive victory as they bounced back from an 0-2 start, whilst the Bulls fell […]

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