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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Perth Wildcats took full advantage of the undermanned Cairns Taipans to record a crucial 94-59 NBL on Sunday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Justin Chadwick The Perth Wildcats have sounded a stern championship warning to their NBL rivals with a thumping 105-92 victory over Wollongong Hawks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coach Brian Goorjian is tipping indigenous teenager Patrick Mills to be a "very, very important" part of the Boomers' Olympic basketball campaign.
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.
By Tim Clarke The NBL will ask the warring factions of Sydney and Perth to keep cool during Saturday's sudden-death semi-final.
Sydney Kings leading scorer Mark Worthington will miss Wednesday night's second semi-final match against Perth Wildcats after being suspended for striking.
By Tracey Lewis Perth has now got a berth in the NBL semi-finals after the Wildcats stifled Townsville 96-78.