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

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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CJ Bruton bows out on New Zealand Breakers' NBL loss

Breakers guard CJ Bruton says farewell after his last NBL match.

New Zealand Breakers legend CJ Bruton couldn't bow out on a winning note as the Cairns Taipans stormed home for a 95-83 NBL win in Auckland on Friday.

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NBL: Perth Wildcats set club record with win over Cairns Taipans

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14:  Damian Martin of the Wildcats looks to hold out Jamar Wilson of the Taipans during the round six NBL match between the Perth Wildcats and the Cairns Taipans at Perth Arena in November 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Brad Elborough Perth Wildcats' seven-point win over the Cairns Taipans was their seventh straight victory to start the 2013-14 NBL season. That's a record for the Perth-based club in its 31-year history.

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NBL: Sydney Kings rising back up NBL ladder after conquering Cairns Taipans

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12: Sam Young of the Kings brings the ball up during the round 13 NBL match between the Adelaide 36ers and the Sydney Kings at Adelaide Arena in January 12, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

The Sydney Kings are showing signs of a mid-season revival after posting their second straight win, a clutch triumph on the road in Cairns.

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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.

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Wildcats second after beating Cairns

The Perth Wildcats took full advantage of the undermanned Cairns Taipans to record a crucial 94-59 NBL on Sunday night.

Breakers prepare to face South Dragons

Guy Hand NZ has set up a huge NBL clash with the South Dragons after the Breakers picked up two wins in four days to pull within reach of the competition leaders.

Wildcats run down Taipans 86-78 in NBL

Justin Chadwick The Perth Wildcats have overcome an 18-point deficit midway through the third quarter to post a gutsy 86-78 NBL victory over Cairns Taipans.

No wobbles as Cats maul Hawks

Justin Chadwick The Perth Wildcats put their final-quarter wobbles behind them with a comprehensive 89-77 NBL triumph over Wollongong Hawks at Challenge Stadium.

Wildcats survive late Tigers charge

Guy Hand Perth Wildcats overcame a withering late burst from the Melbourne Tigers to upset the NBL championship favourites by four points at the State Netball Centre.

Cats down Hawks in grand NBL style

Justin Chadwick The Perth Wildcats have sounded a stern championship warning to their NBL rivals with a thumping 105-92 victory over Wollongong Hawks.

Goorjian celebrates milestone in style

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.

Rogers no certainty for Wildcats start

Justin Chadwick Perth skipper Paul Rogers' role in the Wildcats' starting five is under threat as new coach Conner Henry contemplates how to use the NBL club's new-found depth.

Cats chairman demands NBL title glory

Justin Chadwick Speaking at Perth Wildcats' season launch, club chairman Jack Bendat has demanded nothing less than the club be crowned NBL Champions this season.

Former Bull bypassed by Boomers

James Dampney The Olympic dream of former Chicago Bulls centre Luke Schenscher is over after he was among six players cut from the Australian men's basketball team.

Aboriginal teen Mills a key for Boomers

Coach Brian Goorjian is tipping indigenous teenager Patrick Mills to be a "very, very important" part of the Boomers' Olympic basketball campaign.

Kings thrash Perth to reach NBL decider

By Adrian Warren The "ticked off" Sydney Kings charged through to their fifth NBL grand final in six years with a 109-77 drubbing of Perth.

NBL tell Kings, Wildcats to cool it

By Tim Clarke The NBL will ask the warring factions of Sydney and Perth to keep cool during Saturday's sudden-death semi-final.

Kings star banned, to miss second semi

Sydney Kings leading scorer Mark Worthington will miss Wednesday night's second semi-final match against Perth Wildcats after being suspended for striking.

Wildcat beat Crocs 96-78

By Tracey Lewis Perth has now got a berth in the NBL semi-finals after the Wildcats stifled Townsville 96-78.