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South Dragons sign Jason Smith, Vukona

NBL wooden-spooners South Dragons have recruited Boomers stalwart Jason Smith and young gun Mika Vukona for the next two seasons.

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Hall of fame honour 'not expected'

Pointing the way: Dongguan Leopards coach Brian Goorjian learnt many lessons from his AFL peers.

Roy Ward US-Australian coach Brian Goorjian is humbled that Basketball Australia has given him such recognition.

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NBA: Houston Rockets guard James Harden fined $5000 for flopping

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Two weeks into the NBA season, Houston Rockets guard James Harden found himself in violation of the league's anti-flopping rule by being whistled for a second such violation.

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NBA: New Orleans Pelicans hand New York Knicks their ninth straight loss

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) pulls down a rebound in front of Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao (17) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Zach Schonbrun The New York Knicks shot and missed, shot and missed, shot and missed, until time had expired and the fans booed and another loss could be marked in red on a red-smeared schedule.

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Warriors outclass Pelicans in NBA

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors, passes the ball as Darius Miller of the New Orleans Pelicans tries to block.

Oakland, California Stephen Curry and David Lee star as Golden State Warriors beat New Orleans Pelicans.

Smith marks 400th NBL game in style

Adrian Warren Unheralded American David Gruber and returning point guard Damian Martin ensured Sydney captain Jason Smith celebrated his 400th NBL game in style.

Wildcats working into title calculations

James Dampney With the top three teams all slipping up, Perth have emerged as a threat to claim the 2008-09 NBL championship.

Spirit players to accept big pay cut

Battling NBL club Sydney Spirit will play out the season after their players accepted a pay cut of more than 50 per cent.

NBL issues default notice to Spirit

The Sydney Spirit are just two weeks away from possible extinction after the NBL on Wednesday launched default proceedings against the embattled club.

Spirit grab last minute win over 36ers

Ted Simmons Sydney Spirit guard Derrick Low again proved a match stealer to guide his team to a final seconds 110-108 victory over Adelaide at the Olympic Park centre.

Spirit extinguish battling Blaze 115-93

James Dampney The Sydney Spirit have snapped a three-game NBL losing streak with a dominant 115-93 victory over the Gold Coast at the State Sports Centre.

Tigers bare teeth to down Spirit

Ted Simmons Melbourne Tigers stepped into high gear in the second half to defeat a battling Sydney Spirit 98-80 at Sydney Olympic Park.

Topsy-turvy NBL season continues

Adrian Warren Sydney showed Spirit and the Taipans bared their fangs as the "staggering" and "crazy" start to the NBL season continued.

Tigers brush aside Sydney Spirit

James Dampney The Melbourne Tigers have begun their quest for back-to-back NBL championships with a routine 112-102 victory over the new-look Spirit.

Razorbacks embrace Sydney Spirit

Samantha Broun The West Sydney Razorbacks and Sydney Kings have gone from squabbling siblings to one big happy family.

NBL boss says clubs struggling

Wayne Heming and John Coomber National Basketball League boss Chuck Harmison admits the competition is in an "embarrassing" state with power clubs Sydney and Brisbane battling for survival.

Kings make payments, avoid deregister

John Coomber The Sydney Kings have staved off the immediate threat of being deregistered after paying former captain Jason Smith the back pay that was due to him.

Sydney Kings still facing extinction

The future of NBL club the Sydney Kings remains in limbo as the embattled franchise continues searching for new owners.

Boomers lose Mackinnon, Smith for Games

Adam Cooper Australia will be without Sam Mackinnon and Boomers teammate Jason Smith for the Olympic basketball tournament.

Boomers best back for Beijing Games

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.