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Sydney Kings fuming after loss to Townsville Crocodiles

As has been the case several times this season, the Sydney Kings lost their momentum with a defeat to a team much lower than them on the NBL ladder.

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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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Wollongong Hawks surge into top four with win over Townsville Crocodiles

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 14:  Rotnei Clarke of the Hawks drives past Jacob Holmes of the Crocodiles during the round 22 NBL match between the Townsville Crocodiles and the Wollongong Hawks at Townsville Entertainment Centre in March 14, 2014 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Tim Keeble Wollongong jumped into the NBL top four with Friday night’s Herculean comeback victory over the Townsville Crocodiles.

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

Dream denied: Ben Madgen of the Kings competes with Scott Kenny of the Crocodiles.

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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Townsville Crocodiles give Sluggish Melbourne Tigers a reality check

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Roy Ward The Melbourne Tigers turned on their most disappointing performance of the season to lose 90-75.

Melbourne United signs Philadelphia 76ers draft pick Jordan McRae

Roy Ward Melbourne United has used its newly built connections to the NBA to sign Philadelphia 76ers draft pick Jordan McRae as its second import.

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NBL players cautiously support Christmas Day matches

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Roy Ward NBL Players Association gives cautious support to playing a game on Christmas Day next year.

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Can Canberra Cannons fire another shot in NBL?

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Chris Wilson I've been walking around singing and humming the old club song of defunct NBL club the Canberra Cannons all week.

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Melbourne Tigers coach Chris Anstey under pressure as club loses again

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Roy Ward Melbourne Tigers' finals place is in doubt following their loss to bottom side Townsville Crocodiles.

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We can do better than that: Heal not happy despite Kings' first-up victory

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 13: James Harvey of the Kings drives to the basket during the round one NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Melbourne Tigers at Sydney Entertainment Centre in October 13, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Sydney Kings coach Shane Heal has warned that his new-look team will keep improving after beating Melbourne Tigers 73-69 in a wildly see-sawing NBL opening round clash on Sunday.

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NZ Breakers gear up for NBL Sunshine Swing

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 10: Corey Webster of the Breakers shoots during the round one NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and the Wollongong Hawks at Vector Arena in October 10, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Defending champions New Zealand Breakers face their first challenging road trip of the new NBL season with games against the Townsville Crocodiles and Cairns Taipans on back-to-back nights.

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Swapping riches of Europe for hard work at home pays off for Kings star A.J. Ogilvy

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David Sygall For A.J. Ogilvy, making big bucks warming the bench in Germany was no longer as attractive as being a Sydney Kings tall poppy and one of the NBL's marked men.

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NBL: Sydney Kings score huge coup by signing Indiana forward Sam Young

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 28: Sam Young #4 of the Indiana Pacers celebrates in the first half against the Miami Heat during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 28, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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David Sygall Former Indiana Pacers forward Sam Young could play for the Sydney Kings as early as their showdown with NBL frontrunners Perth Wildcats in Perth next Sunday – and, judging by high-level league...

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NBL: Perth Wildcats given a fright but overcome New Zealand Breakers

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 27: James Ennis of the Wildcats slam dunks during the round three NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Perth Wildcats at Sydney Entertainment Centre in October 27, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Marc Hinton The New Zealand Breakers crashed to their seventh defeat of the NBL season but pushed runaway league leaders the Wildcats to the limit at Perth Arena on Friday night.

Kings lament loss of linchpin Harvey for Queensland trip

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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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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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Crocs' call has NBL in a spin

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Roy Ward Basketball Australia rejects Townsville's attempt to hand back its licence.

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Live: NBA Finals Game 4: San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat

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Paul Suttor Join us for all the action of game 4 of the NBA Finals as San Antonio try to extend their 2-1 series lead over Miami

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Mills, Baynes named in Boomers squad

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NBA players Patty Mills and Aron Baynes headline a 15-man Australian men's basketball squad named ahead of this month's Oceania championship series against New Zealand.