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Wildcats' changes cement NBL dominance

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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Melbourne Tigers cry foul as they force decider against Adelaide 36ers

Nate Tomlinson drives to the basket.

Roy Ward Melbourne Tigers have forced a game three decider in the NBL semi finals.

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Chris Anstey urges humbled Tigers to regroup after huge final loss

Chris Anstey

Roy Ward Melbourne Tigers coach Chris Anstey has set his side the challenge to go one better next season after losing their NBL semi-final series to Adelaide 36ers.

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Perth Wildcats beat Adelaide 36ers in grand final series opener

Damian Martin of the Wildcats takes on Brendan Teys of the 36ers.

The Perth Wildcats are just one win away from claiming a record sixth NBL crown after beating Adelaide 92-85 in the opening game of the best-of-three grand final series in Perth.

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Perth Wildcats and Adelaide 36ers are tuned up for NBL finals

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Adrian Warren Perth and Adelaide have scored home wins over their respective NBL semi-final opponents, but the big news of the final round didn't concern any of the finalists.

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Tigers confident of grand final despite defeat

Chris Goulding of the Tigers gets ready to shoot during the match against Adelaide.

Roy Ward Melbourne Tigers expect to go into their NBL semi finals series against Adelaide 36ers with a full roster and high hopes of making the grand final.

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No love lost as Tigers get set for finals showdown

Big men fly: Gary Ervin leaps for a shot against Tiger Chris Goulding.

Roy Ward All season there has been a sense of disrespect between the Melbourne Tigers and Adelaide 36ers.

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New teams will breathe life back into basketball

Tom Greer

Tom Greer Just two seasons ago NBL teams were folding and many players were unsure if the league would remain alive.

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Tigers out to fight off Sixers

Out for revenge: Adam Ballinger says the Tigers are desperate to atone for their loss to Perth earlier this month.

Roy Ward Melbourne Tigers and Adelaide 36ers have both suffered painful losses at the hands of Perth Wildcats.

Perth open up three-win gap in NBL

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12:  James Ennis of the Wildcats drives to the basket past Joshua Pace of the Crocodiles during the round 13 NBL match between the Townsville Crocodiles and the Perth Wildcats at Townsville Entertainment Centre in January 12, 2014 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

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.

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Mills, Baynes named in Boomers squad

Patty Mills

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.

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Petrie jumps into frame

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24:  Patty Mills of Australia is pressured by his opponent during the first match between the Australian Boomers and Greece at Hisense Arena on June 24, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Canberra's Patty Mills was an obvious choice, but former ACT basketballer Anthony Petrie was also named in the Boomers squad.

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Tolo back in Opals with point to prove

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Marianna Tolo during the Opals training session at the AIS.
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03 June 2013
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Jon Tuxworth Marianna Tolo will use the pain of her Olympic snubbing to prove a point after earning an Australian Opals recall.

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Petrie realises his Boomers dream

Canberran Anthony Petrie is excited to be playing in front of a home crowd, says Jon Tuxworth.

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Mills seizes his chance to reign at ‘The Palace’

Australian Boomers player Patty Mills.

Jon Tuxworth This was a special moment for Patrick Mills.

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NBL story a tough one to sell

Kristina Keneally.

Roy Ward Basketball Australia chief executive Kristina Keneally is trying to sell a story about the growth of the NBL and WNBL.

Toothless Tigers crumble

Kevin Braswell of the Tigers

Roy Ward, Adelaide Melbourne Tigers fall away in opening match against Adelaide 36ers.

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NBL title fight a wide open race

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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.

Mills, Jackson named for Olympics

Patty Mills

Patty Mills and Lauren Jackson spearhead the Australian men's and women's basketball teams for the London Olympics named today.

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Mills's quest to thrill

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22:  Patrick Mills of Australia trains during the Australian Olympic Games team announcement at Knox Basketball Stadium on June 22, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

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.