Jacob Holmes

Chris Anstey hopes Andrew Demetriou turns to basketball

Outgoing AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou.

Jon Pierik On a day Basketball Australia said its chief executive was leaving, and the AFL confirmed the date of Andrew Demetriou's departure, Melbourne Tigers coach Chris Anstey had this hope for his sport.


NBL players cautiously support Christmas Day matches

Shane Heal.

Roy Ward NBL Players Association gives cautious support to playing a game on Christmas Day next year.


Adelaide 36ers smash Townsville Crocodiles to smithereens

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 23: Joey Wright (L) coach of the Sixers celebrates his teams victory with Gary Ervin of the Sixers during the round 19 NBL match between the Adelaide 36ers and the New Zealand Breakers at Adelaide Arena in February 23, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

The Adelaide 36ers opened up a three-game buffer in second spot by bullying the Townsville Crocodiles 102-70 at Adelaide Arena on Saturday.


Wollongong Hawks surge into top four with win over Townsville Crocodiles

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 14:  Rotnei Clarke of the Hawks drives past Jacob Holmes of the Crocodiles during the round 22 NBL match between the Townsville Crocodiles and the Wollongong Hawks at Townsville Entertainment Centre in March 14, 2014 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Tim Keeble Wollongong jumped into the NBL top four with Friday night’s Herculean comeback victory over the Townsville Crocodiles.


NBL title fight a wide open race


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.


NBL players call for big changes

NBL contest.

Jon Pierik National Basketball League players have expressed fears the competition is at the crossroads, declaring it is time to consider scrapping the player rankings system, lifting the salary cap and moving...


How basketball can rebound

Generic basketball.

Jon Pierik The NBL is at a crossroads, and tough decisions must be made.

Sixers keep Blaze at bay 108-96

The Adelaide 36ers led all the way to record a 108-96 NBL victory over the Blaze at the Gold Coast Convention Centre on Sunday.

South Dragons outgun Adelaide 97-82

Sam Lienert A giant game from South Dragons centre Matt Burston ensured his side continued their NBL winning streak with a 97-82 win over Adelaide in Melbourne.

Taipans win 71-70 thriller over 36ers

Simon Trayhorn A Darnell Mee basket on the buzzer gave the Cairns Taipans a thrilling 71-70 win over the Adelaide 36ers at the Distinctive Homes Dome.

Wildcats hold off determined 36ers

Wildcats coach Connor Henry said his side's poor shooting in the third term allowed the 36ers to get back in the game.

Breakers crush 36ers in NBL clash

The New Zealand Breakers remain the only unbeaten team in the NBL after thrashing the Adelaide 36ers 118-80 in Auckland.

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.

Dragons finally break their drought

By Melissa Woods The South Dragons snapped a 14-game losing streak and put Cairns' NBL finals ambitions in jeopardy with an upset 95-90 win in their clash at Vodafone Arena.

Hawks celebrate Campbell's 400th

Wollongong celebrated captain Mat Campbell's 400th NBL game with a thrilling 91-89 win over South Dragons at WIN Entertainment Centre.

Wildcats take 111-99 win over Dragons

By Tracey Lewis Big boards from Paul Rogers and potent scoring from Alex Loughton gave the Perth Wildcats a 111-99 win over the struggling South Dragons at Challenge Stadium.

West Sydney down Dragons

West Sydney rallied late in the final quarter to hand the South Dragons another defeat in the NBL.

Sixers steady to slay Dragons

By Guy Hand The Adelaide 36ers withstood a huge second-half comeback by South Dragons to keep their NBL finals push going with a five-point win in Melbourne.

Heal and Holmes lift Dragons to win

By Guy Hand South Dragons player-coach Shane Heal produced a huge final quarter to lift his side past the stubborn Singapore Slingers in their NBL clash at Vodafone Arena.