Paul Suttor The expectation is Sam Young will dominate every match he plays in the NBL. Despite an obvious advantage in athleticism and experience, that won't be the case.
Tim Keeble Livewire guard Rotnei Clarke's 30-point haul couldn't quite save the Hawks in Sunday's trial against the Sydney Kings in Wollongong.
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.
The New Zealand Breakers consolidated second spot on the NBL ladder with a come from behind 93-81 win over a fading Cairns.
Sam Lienert The New Zealand Breakers withstood a stunning Melbourne Tigers fightback to secure a thrilling 86-84 win in their NBL clash in Melbourne.
Two controversial fouls in the last second of the match allowed the New Zealand Breakers to steal a 103-99 NBL victory against the Perth Wildcats.
Cairns Taipans confirmed their status as the New Zealand Breakers' bogey team with a 101-92 overtime win in their NBL match in Cairns.
Chris Barclay The New Zealand Breakers have completed their five-match NBL stretch with home court advantage by beating the Gold Coast Blaze 120-108.
The New Zealand Breakers lost their unbeaten record in the NBL against a determined Cairns Taipans, 122-111.
The New Zealand Breakers remain the only unbeaten team in the NBL after thrashing the Adelaide 36ers 118-80 in Auckland.
The New Zealand Breakers look set to be a force in the NBL after defeating competition favourites Melbourne 120-111 in Auckland.
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.
By Adrian Warren The NZ Breakers have remained in the hunt for a National Basketball League finals spot with a convincing 113-97 away win over the West Sydney Razorbacks.
The New Zealand Breakers survived a fourth-quarter collapse to scrape out a 105-103 NBL win over the Wollongong Hawks.
By Alastair Bull Sydney continued their purple patch with a thumping third quarter securing a 120-100 NBL win over New Zealand Breakers.
A dominant second quarter helped the New Zealand Breakers to a 107-104 NBL victory over Souths Dragons at the North Shore Events Centre.
Cairns produced an amazing points swing to burst the New Zealand Breakers' bubble and claim a 128-103 NBL win in Auckland.
The New Zealand Breakers avoided a setback against the NBL cellar dwellers with a tense 98-92 overtime victory over Singapore in Auckland.