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Australian Boomers fall to France in last match before FIBA world cup

Aron Baynes takes on France's Mickael Gelabale.

Roy Ward Boomers struggle to make shots as French roll to victory.

Boomers aim for first medal at FIBA world cup

Strong voice: David Andersen in action against the Tall Blacks last year.

Roy Ward The Boomers head to the FIBA world cup in Spain wanting Australia's first senior men's medal.

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Boomers struggle on defence in loss to Lithuania

Brock Motum scored 10 points in the Boomers' loss.

Roy Ward Australia's defence couldn't slow a rampant Lithuania as the Boomers fell to their first loss of their European tour.

Ryan Broekhoff inspires Boomers to win over Ukraine

A remarkable final-quarter shooting performance from Ryan Broekhoff carried Australia to a 74-65 win over Ukraine in the four-nation men's basketball tournament in Nice on Friday.

Fairytale comeback puts Australian teens into gold medal basketball game at FIBA championships

Tom Wilson of Australia drives against Xabier Lopez-Arosteguj of Spain during the FIBA under 17 World Championships semi-final match.

Roy Ward Australia will play USA in the gold medal game at the FIBA under-17 world championships after coming back from 20 points down in its semi final.

Sharpshooters shine in Boomers win over the Philippines

Aron Baynes

Roy Ward The Boomers have won for a second-straight night with a 97-75 victory over Philippines in Nice, France.

Australian Boomers score impressive away win over France

Star turn: Matthew Dellavedova, pictured here training in Canberra last month, was a standout for the Boomers in their tight win over France.

Roy Ward NBA centre Aron Baynes leads the Boomers past a strong French team.

Exum survives injury scare as Australian Boomers make shaky start to European tour

Wanted man: Dante Exum.

Roy Ward NBA rookie Dante Exum has escaped injury after crashing to the floor in the Boomers opening game of their European tour on Friday night.

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Australian Boomers name final World Cup team

Cameron Bairstow, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova are three of the four Boomers players who are signed with NBA clubs.

Australia will boast four NBA players - but just one from its domestic league - at this year's basketball World Cup in Spain.

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Boomers chasing medal at FIBA World Cup without Ben Simmons

Cameron Bairstow, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova are three of the four Boomers players who are signed to NBA clubs.

Lee Gaskin Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis signalled his intent to chase the country's first medal in men's basketball.

Australian Boomers team named for FIBA World Cup

Young gun Ben Simmons believes the Boomers can contend for an Olympic Games gold medal.

Roy Ward Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis names his 12-man roster for the FIBA world cup in Spain starting next month.

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Australian young gun Ben Simmons misses out on Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup

Lee Gaskin Australian young gun Ben Simmons has missed out on the Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup.

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Australian basketball riding NBA wave

NBA conquered: Patty Mills celebrates during San Antonio's championship win over Miami.

Roy Ward Let's get it right – Australian basketball is not going through a golden age. It’s simply enjoying the spoils of its own evolution.

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Young guns Dante Exum and Aron Baynes headline Boomers squad

Dante Exum

New NBA recruit Dante Exum headlines Australia's 17-man squad ahead of this year's basketball World Cup in the absence of two of the country's biggest names.

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Utah Jazz give Dante Exum green light to play for Australia at World Cup

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Dante Exum.

Jon Tuxworth NBA draftee Dante Exum has been given the nod to play for Australia at the World Cup in Spain. 

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NBA champion Patty Mills backs the Boomers to shine at FIBA World Cup

Patty Mills speaks to the media on Tuesday.

Roy Ward Patty Mills and Aron Baynes see a bright future for the Boomers at the World Cup despite Mills' absence.

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Australia avoids US in basketball World Cup draw

USA v Australia.

Australia avoids early-round clashes with the world's top teams.

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Andrew Bogut still not sure if he will be fit for Australian Boomers at World Cup

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) passes the ball over Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Andrew Bogut is likely to wait until the end of the NBA season before deciding whether his body can handle playing a World Cup campaign for Australia.

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New coach talks up Boomers' chances

Excited: New Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis (right) with the Breakers' Will Hudson after the NBL grand final.

Jon Pierik Andrej Lemanis believes he has a squad that can achieve something "special".

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Lemanis to lead Boomers

Jon Pierik While Andrej Lemanis initially had tears at his farewell press conference as coach of the New Zealand Breakers on Wednesday, it was quickly down to business for Australia's new national coach.