Roy Ward Melbourne Tigers and Adelaide 36ers have both suffered painful losses at the hands of Perth Wildcats.
Adrian Warren Perth have stretched their lead on the NBL ladder to three wins after posting two victories over Townsville, while Adelaide lost at home to Sydney.
NBA players Patty Mills and Aron Baynes headline a 15-man Australian men's basketball squad named ahead of this month's Oceania championship series against New Zealand.
Canberra's Patty Mills was an obvious choice, but former ACT basketballer Anthony Petrie was also named in the Boomers squad.
Jon Tuxworth Marianna Tolo will use the pain of her Olympic snubbing to prove a point after earning an Australian Opals recall.
Canberran Anthony Petrie is excited to be playing in front of a home crowd, says Jon Tuxworth.
Jon Tuxworth This was a special moment for Patrick Mills.
Roy Ward Basketball Australia chief executive Kristina Keneally is trying to sell a story about the growth of the NBL and WNBL.
Roy Ward, Adelaide Melbourne Tigers fall away in opening match against Adelaide 36ers.
Paul Suttor The NBL tips off on Friday night with the New Zealand Breakers attempting to become the first team since the 2005 Sydney Kings to win three titles in a row.
The Blaze's NBL championship hopes remain alive after surviving a Perth Wildcats onslaught in their semi-final to claim a nail-biting 72-70 win on the Gold Coast on Wednesday night.
Patty Mills and Lauren Jackson spearhead the Australian men's and women's basketball teams for the London Olympics named today.
Guy Hand For Boomers star Patty Mills and coach Brett Brown, it was the perfect distraction from the NBA finals series they were trying to forget.
Roy Ward Cleveland Cavaliers point guard will not play for Australia at the London Olympics.
Guy Hand South Dragons coach Brian Goorjian says the NBL is desperate for more emotion-charged games.
The South Dragons remained atop the NBL ladder and spoiled Shane Heal's return with a hard fought 95-83 win over the Gold Coast Blaze.
Joseph Sapienza South Dragons coach Brian Goorjian has celebrated his 700th NBL game in style after his team staged a comeback to defeat Perth 91-87.
Wayne Heming Cairns coach Allan Black has pledged the Taipans will turn on the aggression in Saturday night's NBL season opener against the South Dragons.
Justin Chadwick South Dragons coach Brian Goorjian says the Melbourne Tigers would have to "fall on their sword" not to win back-to-back NBL Championships.
The South Dragons have completed their backcourt with the inclusion of Rhys Carter for the upcoming NBL season.