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Miami Heat go up 1-0 on Bobcats

Ira Winderman Heat record postseason-opening victory that allows them to regain some traction after a sloppy close to the regular season.

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Bogut-less Warriors win NBA playoff opener

Golden State's David Lee controls the ball against Blake Griffin.

Golden State Warriors good enough to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 in LA.

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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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Andrew Gaze warns Patty Mills to carefully weigh up move from San Antonio

Andrew Gaze says Patty Mills would be making the wrong decision if he left the Spurs to chase a starting spot at a less-credentialled team.

Jon Tuxworth Australia basketball legend Andrew Gaze says Patrick Mills couldn't be blamed if he leaves star-studded San Antonio for bigger money elsewhere, despite the Spurs entering the NBA play-offs as...

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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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Miami Heat player speculation underpins intriguing play-off series

LeBron James (centre) is key to Miami's hopes of winning the title.

Jon Pierik The late, great Detroit Pistons coach Chuck Daly always said his favourite time of the basketball year was the play-offs.

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Luc Longley hopes Dante Exum avoids falling victim to club v country battle

Jon Tuxworth Australia basketball great Luc Longley hopes club versus country tug-of-war doesn't hinder Dante Exum's world cup hopes.

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Bogut's injury could sink his Warriors

Andrew Bogut (left) will miss the start of the NBA play-offs.

Jon Pierik Andrew Bogut is hurt and, according to former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy, it could be the difference between elimination and survival for his Golden State Warriors, when the NBA play-offs begin on...

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Hoops to Hooters as Brooklyn Nets veteran Andrei Kirilenko aims at Moscow franchises

Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko scrambles for control of the ball in New York.

Jake Rudnitsky and Jason Corcoran Andrei Kirilenko, the National Basketball Association player known as AK-47, is defying Russian antipathy toward U.S. brands by opening the country's first Hooters restaurant.

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Andrew Bogut out indefinitely with rib injury

Andrew Bogut (L) blocks a shot by Jodie Meeks of the LA Lakers.

Australian NBA star Andrew Bogut has a fractured rib that could keep him out for the Golden State Warriors' run at the playoffs.

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Jesse Wagstaff backs Canberra NBL bid, but keen to stay with Perth after win

Wildcats forward Jesse Wagstaff with the NBL trophy.

Jon Tuxworth Perth Wildcats forward Jesse Wagstaff says he wouldn't rule out seeing out his career with Canberra if the Cannons revival is successful. 

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Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic drafted by WNBA side Washington

Retired Australian professional basketball player Luc Longley coaches Carley Mijovic of the Canberra Capitals earlier this year.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capital Carley Mijovic has been picked by the Washington Mystics in the WNBA draft. 

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Carmelo Anthony to miss Knicks' finale

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony has played his last game of the season and perhaps as a Knick.

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Perth Wildcats import Jermaine Beal unsure of NBL future

Perth Wildcats guard Jermaine Beal works his way upcourt during the game three grand final series win over Adelaide in Perth.

Justin Chadwick Star Wildcats import Jermaine Beal says he's yet to decide whether to extend his stay in the NBL.

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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...

NBL Tigers skipper Tommy Greer retires

Tommy Greer

Melbourne Tigers captain Tommy Greer has announced his NBL retirement, effective immediately.

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Logan Thunder WNBL demise 'disappointing': Canberra Capitals

Carly Wilson of the Capitals in action against Logan Thunder last season. The Thunder have folded, which has left south-east Queensland without a top-tier basketball side.

Jon Tuxworth Outgoing Capitals chief Tony Jackson says it is staggering that south-east Queensland will be without a top-tier basketball side.

Wildcats' changes cement NBL dominance

Wildcats forward Jesse Wagstaff with the NBL trophy.

Big changes have paid off for the Perth Wildcats, who are celebrating a record sixth NBL championship following Sunday's crushing 93-59 grand final victory over the Adelaide 36ers at Perth Arena.

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Andrew Bogut 50-50 for basketball's World Cup

Andrew Bogut (L) blocks a shot by Jodie Meeks of the LA Lakers.

Peter Mitchell Andrew Bogut rates himself a 50-50 chance of leading Australia at the basketball World Cup in Spain later this year.

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Lauren Jackson backs Abby Bishop to be an Australian Opals captain after parenting policy forces her to withdraw from world championships

Chris Dutton Australia's greatest female basketballer Lauren Jackson has endorsed Abby Bishop as a future Opals captain, despite a new parental policy forcing the "overnight single mum" to withdraw from the world...