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.
Ben Galvin Townsville have snapped a five-game NBL losing streak in style on Saturday, putting the Wollongong Hawks to the sword at the Townsville Entertainment Centre.
Glen Saville provided the attacking spark as Wollongong overcame a 13-point third-quarter deficit to beat Cairns 101-93 in the NBL.
Wollongong condemned Adelaide to a fourth straight away defeat with a comeback 105-95 NBL victory at Wollongong Entertainment Centre.
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.
Adrian Warren Sydney showed Spirit and the Taipans bared their fangs as the "staggering" and "crazy" start to the NBL season continued.
The South Dragons have continued their impressive road form with a 114-95 win over Wollongong at the WIN Entertainment 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.
Wollongong made a winning home start to the NBL season and left wooden spoon favourites Sydney at the bottom with a comfortable 111-99 victory in Wollongong.
Inspired shooting from Kirk Penney has helped the NZ Breakers overcome early season rustiness to beat the Wollongong Hawks 114-93 in their opening NBL match.
Four of the seven remaining Sydney Kings players have officially terminated their contracts.
James Dampney & Justin Chadwick Some of the NBL's best local talent is likely to head overseas as the fall-out continues over the demise of the Sydney Kings.
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.
The Sydney Kings have signed Neil Mottram from NBL rivals the Adelaide 36ers.
By James Dampney Brian Goorjian can barely contain his excitement at finally getting commitments from all the players he wants for Australia's basketball team for Beijing.
Coach Brian Goorjian is tipping indigenous teenager Patrick Mills to be a "very, very important" part of the Boomers' Olympic basketball campaign.
By James Dampney The Sydney Kings fell just short of a fairytale NBL championship, losing the fifth and deciding game of a classic grand final series to Melbourne.
By James Dampney Melbourne are remaining defiant, but some adjustments clearly need to be made if the Tigers are to even their best-of-five NBL grand final against Sydney.
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.