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Loss to Townsville Crocodiles cheats Shane Heal of ideal Sydney Kings farewell

David Sygall Shane Heal says the Kings’ fortunes in the NBL depend upon building on a core group of players and finding the stability that has brought success to the league’s top clubs.

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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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Adelaide 36ers smash Townsville Crocodiles to smithereens

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 23: Joey Wright (L) coach of the Sixers celebrates his teams victory with Gary Ervin of the Sixers during the round 19 NBL match between the Adelaide 36ers and the New Zealand Breakers at Adelaide Arena in February 23, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

The Adelaide 36ers opened up a three-game buffer in second spot by bullying the Townsville Crocodiles 102-70 at Adelaide Arena on Saturday.

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Melbourne Tigers set their sights on top four

Mark Worthington.

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

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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.

Gold Coast Blaze burn Crocs 115-106

Crystal Ja The Gold Coast Blaze took their first step on the road to NBL redemption with a shaky nine-point victory over Townsville.

Crocs hang on for thrilling win

Ben Galvin Townsville have survived a final-second scare to post a heartstopping 103-101 NBL win over Sydney at the Townsville Entertainment Centre.

Crocs bite the Taipans in NBL, 100-96

Ben Galvin Townsville have stunned Cairns with a miracle 100-96 come-from-behind victory in the North Queensland NBL derby at the Swamp.

Sixers too strong for Crocs

The Adelaide 36ers have given new coach Scott Ninnis a dream debut with a 109-82 win over Townsville at the Distinctive Homes Dome in Adelaide.

Crocs imports ready to tear up NBL court

Wayne Heming Townsville import duo Corey "Homicide" Williams and Rosell Ellis are preparing to tear teams apart when the NBL season tips off this weekend.

Kings' NBL playing roster dwindling

Four of the seven remaining Sydney Kings players have officially terminated their contracts.

Fall-out continues after Kings' demise

James Dampney & Justin Chadwick Some of the NBL's best local talent is likely to head overseas as the fall-out continues over the demise of the Sydney Kings.

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.

Sydney Kings sign Mottram from Adelaide

The Sydney Kings have signed Neil Mottram from NBL rivals the Adelaide 36ers.

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.

Kings stun Tigers in NBL Grand Final

By Sam Lienert Sydney Kings came back from the dead to take their NBL grand final series against Melbourne into a fifth and deciding game.

Tigers veteran eyes perfect NBL farewell

By Sam Lienert Retiring Tigers veteran Darryl McDonald says wrapping up the NBL grand final series against Sydney on Wednesday would provide the perfect end to his career.

Kings thrash Perth to reach NBL decider

By Adrian Warren The "ticked off" Sydney Kings charged through to their fifth NBL grand final in six years with a 109-77 drubbing of Perth.

Sydney Kings beat Perth 101-98 in NBL

By Adrian Warren A vintage shooting performance from Glen Saville set Sydney on their way to a 101-98 final win over Perth in a feisty game one of their NBL semi-final series.

Sydney Kings cruise past Breakers 103-93

By Ted Simmons Sydney guard Dontaye Draper was unstoppable as the Kings beat the New Zealand Breakers 103-93 in the NBL match at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.