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Dante Exum banks the bucks before NBA draft

Dante Exum is leading an Australian wave of sons of US imports in the NBL set to attract plenty of interest from NBA teams.

Dante Exum has landed a multi-million dollar endorsement deal before playing a single second in the NBA.

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Aussie duo Patty Mills, Aron Baynes aim to lift San Antonio Spurs in NBA playoffs

Patty Mills

Peter Mitchell Patty Mills, Aron Baynes and their San Antonio Spurs are looking for revenge while Andrew Bogut and his Golden State Warriors are hoping for a miracle.

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NBA's Milwaukee Bucks to stay local after sale

Milwaukee Bucks' Jeff Adrien

Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl says he's selling the NBA team to an ownership group eager to keep the club in Milwaukee.

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NBA playoffs a true contest in the west

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor It would be nice to say the best 16 teams are now locked in for the first round of the NBA playoffs, preparing for the first of what each team hopes to be four seven-game contests that lead to the...

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Will Indiana Pacers even survive to meet Miami Heat in NBA playoffs?

Miami Heat's LeBron James goes up to shoot as Indiana Pacers centre Roy Hibbert defends in Miami. The Heat defeated the Pacers 98-86.

Dave Hyde Would they snap? That's all that was left to see. Already in the Heat's 98-86 win, it was clear Indiana was not as fast or as strong or as determined as it usually had been against the Heat.

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Dante Exum lands NBA trading cards deal

Hot property: Dante Exum.

Dante Exum's stocks are rising - and rising fast, with the Australian basketball sensation to have his own NBA trading cards within six months.

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Thunder end Spurs' 19-game NBA win streak

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and San Antonio counterpart Tim Duncan vie for control of the ball in front of Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard in Oklahoma City.

Patty Mills has top-scored for San Antonio but the Australian guard couldn't stop a Kevin Durant-led Oklahoma City Thunder ending the Spurs' NBA winning streak at 19 games.

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Hallelujah! Philadelphia 76ers dodge outright NBA loss record

Philadelphia guard Tony Wroten smiles after landing a bucket against Detroit.

The Philadelphia 76ers have spared themselves and former Australian Boomers coach Brett Brown a new place in American sporting ignominy.

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Matthew Dellavedova helps Cleveland Cavaliers claim NBA thriller

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters is hugged by teammate Anderson Varejao after sinking a two-pointer to defeat the Detroit Pistons 97-96 as Jarrett Jack and Matthew Dellavedova celebrate.

Matthew Dellavedova has bagged an NBA career-high 21 points in Cleveland's nail-biting 97-96 comeback win over Detroit on Wednesday.

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Australia could get regular season NBA and NFL games if baseball a success

(L to R) Australian batting coach Glenn Williamson, Australian pitcher Craig Anderson and manager John Deeble at the SCG.

Michael Chammas Major League Baseball believes the groundbreaking games at the Sydney Cricket Ground this weekend could pave the way for the NBA and NFL to schedule regular-season fixtures in Australia.

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Double Dribble - San Antonio Spurs a sure bet every NBA season

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor For those who remember the classic Simpsons episode when Larry King says the San Antonio Spurs are going to win the NBA title, it seems that prediction has been spot on ever since.

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Houston Rockets NBA title contenders after rolling Indiana Pacers

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) screams after hitting a 3-point shot as Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson (1) looks off in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 7, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

The Houston Rockets confirmed their status as championship contenders with a comprehensive drubbing of the Indiana Pacers.

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NBA: LeBron James scores a career-high 61 points

Miami Heat's LeBron James

NBA superstar LeBron James has scored a career-high 61 points, breaking the Miami Heat's one-game scoring record, as he sparked the defending champions to a 124-107 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.

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Double Dribble: Brett Brown's street smarts helping him in NBA's cutthroat coaching world

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor Brett Brown is in one of those coaching situations which historically have been career killers but he's smart enough to survive and perhaps even thrive in the cutthroat world of the NBA.

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Patty Mills says racially slurred NBA prospect could learn a Goodes lesson

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs calls a play during the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2013 in New York City. The Spurs defeat the Knicks 120-89. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Australia's Patty Mills reckons top NBA prospect Marcus Smart could learn a lesson from AFL star Adam Goodes, after the teenager shoved a fan in response to an alleged racial slur.

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Golden State Warriors looking at trades as NBA deadline looms

Charlotte Bobcats? Kemba Walker (15) scores against Golden State Warriors? Harrison Barnes (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Sam Amick With the February 20 NBA trade deadline nearing, count the Golden State Warriors among the long list of teams still looking to improve their roster.

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NBA: Patty Mills won't throw in towel on title dream

Patty Mills.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says he wants to be taken seriously in the NBA and ''not just be someone waving a towel''.

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NBA hopeful Dante Exum commits to Boomers

Young talented basketball player Dante Exum, playing for Lake Ginninderra College from Canberra. 2 December 2013.
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Ben McKay NBA draft prospect Dante Exum has committed to the Boomers for this year's basketball world championships.

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NBA All Star Chris Bosh repeats his desire to stay with Miami Heat

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 11: Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat reacts after hitting a three point shot against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at US Airways Center on February 11, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Barry Jackson After spending so much time away from power forward, his natural position, and subjugating his ego and taking fewer shots, the question invariably will come up: Now that he has won championships,...

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Why NBA All-Star Game jerseys will have sleeves

The NBA All-Star logo is affixed to a net as workers prepare the Smoothie King Center for the NBA All-Star events, which run through the end of the week in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Jeff Zillgitt The noisemakers - and fashion critics - have been heard. They don't like short-sleeved NBA jerseys.