By Adrian Warren NBL ladder-leaders Sydney started Saturday's game against Melbourne like "a bag of poop", but emerged smelling like roses after beating the Tigers.
By James Dampney It's taken five long seasons, but the New Zealand Breakers appear to have finally arrived as a force to be reckoned with in the NBL.
The New Zealand Breakers thrashed an injury-plagued Cairns Taipans 107-87 at the Cairns Convention Centre.
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.
By Simon Trayhorn The Adelaide 36ers kept their slim finals hopes alive with a 113-104 win over the Cairns Taipans at the Distinctive Homes Dome in Adelaide.
A pair of Martin Cattalini three-pointers in the closing seconds guided Cairns to an 87-85 NBL home win over Gold Coast.
Adelaide 36ers have waited until the end to seal a 111-105 NBL win over the Cairns Taipans.
Cairns have stayed in the hunt for a top four National Basketball League spot with a 99-87 win over the Slingers in Singapore.
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.