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Melbourne United opens with a win

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Roy Ward Melbourne United has a new name and colours but two returning Melbourne players made sure the club opened a new era with a win on Friday night in front of a big crowd.

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Sydney Kings fail to send off Shane Heal with a win over Townsville Crocodiles in NBL

Sydney Kings coach Shane Heal has called it quits.

David Sygall An era ended for the Sydney Kings on Saturday night when one of the club’s favourite sons, Shane Heal, bade farewell, but his players were unable to send him off with a win.

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Double Dribble: These Cats can ball

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Paul Suttor Six rounds into the NBL season and one thing is clear - the Perth Wildcats are the team to beat.

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Melbourne Tigers set their sights on top four

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Roy Ward The Melbourne Tigers finally have a championship-calibre roster - now they need the results to match.

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Double Dribble: NBL refs need to lift their game to enhance spectacle for everyone's sake

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Paul Suttor The best officials in any sport use minimal interference to have a positive impact. This is not the case in the NBL - the referees in the NBL are having too much of an impact on the quality of play.

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NBL title fight a wide open race

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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.

Live NBA Finals Game One: Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs

:  MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 29: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat chases down Patrick Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs during a game at American Airlines Arena on November 29, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Paul Suttor The game between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs went down to the wire. Read below to see how it unfolded.

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Mills, Jackson named for Olympics

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Patty Mills and Lauren Jackson spearhead the Australian men's and women's basketball teams for the London Olympics named today.

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Mills's quest to thrill

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22:  Patrick Mills of Australia trains during the Australian Olympic Games team announcement at Knox Basketball Stadium on June 22, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Guy Hand For Boomers star Patty Mills and coach Brett Brown, it was the perfect distraction from the NBA finals series they were trying to forget.

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Boomers' clean sweep

Energetic: The Boomers' Matthew Dellavedova scored a team-high 12 points.

A patchy victory gives Australia a clean sweep in its three-match men's basketball series against Greece.

Townsville Crocs bitten in Perth

Chris Pike The Perth Wildcats sent the Townsville Crocodiles to a fourth straight NBL defeat with a 115-78 thrashing at Challenge Stadium.

Wildcats swoop to sign Kendall

Justin Chadwick The Perth Wildcats have pulled off a major recruiting coup, beating Melbourne Tigers and South Dragons for the signature of point guard Luke Kendall.

Robertson leads Crocs to gritty win

Ben Galvin Townsville have earned a gritty 97-80 NBL victory over Perth at the Townsville Entertainment Centre.

Cats down Hawks in grand NBL style

Justin Chadwick The Perth Wildcats have sounded a stern championship warning to their NBL rivals with a thumping 105-92 victory over Wollongong Hawks.

Wildcats maul struggling Blaze in NBL

Justin Chadwick The Perth Wildcats have notched their first win of the NBL season and consigned Gold Coast to their third straight loss with a 94-80 win at Challenge Stadium.

Rogers no certainty for Wildcats start

Justin Chadwick Perth skipper Paul Rogers' role in the Wildcats' starting five is under threat as new coach Conner Henry contemplates how to use the NBL club's new-found depth.

Cats chairman demands NBL title glory

Justin Chadwick Speaking at Perth Wildcats' season launch, club chairman Jack Bendat has demanded nothing less than the club be crowned NBL Champions this season.

Wildcats sign young guard to NBL deal

Justin Chadwick Perth coach Conner Henry says the pieces of the puzzle are coming together for the Wildcats after signing guard Stephen Weigh for the next three NBL seasons.

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.