Gold Coast Blaze

Gold Coast Blaze upset Hawks

Gold Coast Blaze guard Daniel Joyce buried his old NBL side with a winning three-pointer in the dying seconds in Wollongong.

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.

Gold Coast Blaze fall again to NZ

Crystal Ja The Gold Coast Blaze are still searching for answers after falling by just three points to the New Zealand Breakers for their ninth successive NBL loss.

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Nathan Jawai beats neck injury to join Boomers for World Cup

Baby Boomer: Centre Nathan Jawai.

Lee Gaskin He's the ''difference maker'' for the Australian Boomers - a 2.08 metre, 127 kilogram wrecking ball once nicknamed ''Baby Shaq''.

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Former Canberra Gunner Anthony Petrie makes NBL grand final series debut

Canberra's Anthony Petrie will play in his first NBL grand final.

Jon Tuxworth He's played at more clubs than Slim Dusty, watched three of them fold and came back from a serious Achilles injury in 2010. 

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Logan Thunder WNBL demise 'disappointing': Canberra Capitals

Carly Wilson of the Capitals in action against Logan Thunder last season. The Thunder have folded, which has left south-east Queensland without a top-tier basketball side.

Jon Tuxworth Outgoing Capitals chief Tony Jackson says it is staggering that south-east Queensland will be without a top-tier basketball side.

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Worthington shows faith in NBL

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Mark Worthington of the Melbourne Tigers in action during the 2013/14 Pre-season Blitz match between the Melbourne Tigers and the Townsville Crocodiles at the North Sydney Indoor Sports Centre on September 21, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Dual Olympian Mark Worthington has more reasons than most to avoid the relaunched NBL but is giving it another go, despite the financial woes that beset three of his four previous teams.

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New Tiger keen for a fresh start

Chris Goulding

Roy Ward New Tigers guard Chris Goulding reckons he has touched down softly with his new club.

Toothless Tigers crumble

Kevin Braswell of the Tigers

Roy Ward, Adelaide Melbourne Tigers fall away in opening match against Adelaide 36ers.

Kings lament loss of linchpin Harvey for Queensland trip

James Harvey

Dominic Bossi SYDNEY KINGS have travelled to north Queensland for the ''sunshine swing'' without their co-captain James Harvey after medical tests confirmed he broke his arm in a mid-court collision with Cairns...

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Wollongong continues dream run with win over Tigers

Wollongong's Rhys Martin takes on Nate Tomlinson.

Sam Lienert Hawks strengthen their status as surprise packets of the NBL season with a runaway win over the Melbourne Tigers.

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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.

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Mills ready to answer the call

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06:  Patrick Mills #5 of Australia during the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match against Russia on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on August 6, 2012  in London, England.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Patty Mills has told new Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis he's ready to step up.

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To go gold, Opals must walk the walk, says Joyce the voice

Brendan Joyce.

Jon Pierik New Opals coach says there was too much talk of winning a gold medal before London Olympics, declaring it is time for the team to 'walk the walk'.

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Petrie persistence pays off

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07: Anthony Petrie of the Boomers drives to the basket against Zhu Fangyu of China during game one of the series between the Australian Boomers and China at the Perth Arena on June 7, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton It's the breakthrough appearance that could break the ‘‘curse’’ that has dogged Anthony Petrie's basketball career.

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Petrie's curse strikes the Blaze

anthony petrie

Chris Dutton Anthony Petrie jokes he could be the curse haunting the NBL but despite four of his teams going broke in the past five years, the former Canberra Gunner is refusing to give up on Australia's...

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Petrie signs two-year deal with 36ers

The Adelaide 36ers have signed former Gold Coast Blaze forward Anthony Petrie for the next two NBL seasons.

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Tigers add two pieces to puzzle

Chris Goulding

Jon Pierik Determined to again become a basketball force, the Melbourne Tigers yesterday secured two men they hope will play a key role in this resurrection, but it has come at the cost of import Ron Dorsey.

Mills studies football leaders before stint in NBL

Mills studies football leaders before stint in NBL

As he prepares to add some ''wow factor'' to the NBL, Patty Mills hopes the opportunity to watch the AFL and NRL in the past month will make him a better player.

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Wildcats win first game of NBL semi in Perth

Kevin Lisch of Perth WIldcats

Jesse Wagstaff and Kevin Lisch put the Perth Wildcats one win away from a crack at a sixth NBL title following a 85-70 game-one semi-final victory over the Gold Coast Blaze on Sunday.