Guy Hand Melbourne Tigers coach Al Westover has challenged his NBL team to find some "killer instinct" as they face a tough week following another loss by South Dragons.
Crystal Ja The Cairns Taipans ended a seven-game NBL losing streak with a nail-biting overtime victory 97-88 over the Gold Coast Blaze on Saturday night.
Laine Clark Playing out the rest of the NBL season without their two imports was "another slap in the face" for the Cairns Taipans players, captain Martin Cattalini says.
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.
The New Zealand Breakers consolidated second spot on the NBL ladder with a come from behind 93-81 win over a fading Cairns.
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.
Roger Vaughan Tony Ronaldson celebrated a record and team-mate Phill Jones was cited as New Zealand consolidated second spot on the NBL ladder over the last four days.
Melissa Woods South Dragons blew away NBL title challengers Cairns to maintain their position at the top of the competition ladder with a 94-65 win in Melbourne.
The Gold Coast Blaze remain winless in the NBL after a 102-87 loss to the Taipans in Cairns on Saturday night.
Adrian Warren Sydney showed Spirit and the Taipans bared their fangs as the "staggering" and "crazy" start to the NBL season continued.
Laine Clark Dual Olympian Martin Cattalini has been stood down by his out-of-form NBL club the Cairns Taipans for drink driving.
Ebi Ere has led Melbourne to a commanding 101-77 victory over the Taipans in their NBL clash at the Cairns Convention Centre.
Ben Galvin Townsville have stunned Cairns with a miracle 100-96 come-from-behind victory in the North Queensland NBL derby at the Swamp.
James Dampney Title favourites Melbourne and the revamped Cairns Taipans are setting the early pace as the 2008-09 NBL season begins to take shape.
The Cairns Taipans survived a late South Dragons fightback to notch a 98-92 win in the opening game of the new NBL season at the Cairns Convention Centre.
Wayne Heming Cairns coach Allan Black has pledged the Taipans will turn on the aggression in Saturday night's NBL season opener against the South Dragons.
Five-time NBL championship coach Brian Goorjian will join the South Dragons for the next three seasons.
Cairns Taipans booked their spot in the NBL playoffs with a come from behind 116-95 win over Wollongong Hawks at WIN Entertainment Centre.
South Dragons import Bakari Hendrix has been found guilty of striking and banned for two NBL matches, with one of those games held as a suspended sentence.