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Bogut-less Warriors win NBA playoff opener

Golden State's David Lee controls the ball against Blake Griffin.

Golden State Warriors good enough to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 in LA.

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Dante Exum banks the bucks before NBA draft

Dante Exum is leading an Australian wave of sons of US imports in the NBL set to attract plenty of interest from NBA teams.

Dante Exum has landed a multi-million dollar endorsement deal before playing a single second in the NBA.

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Aussie duo Patty Mills, Aron Baynes aim to lift San Antonio Spurs in NBA playoffs

Patty Mills

Peter Mitchell Patty Mills, Aron Baynes and their San Antonio Spurs are looking for revenge while Andrew Bogut and his Golden State Warriors are hoping for a miracle.

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NBA's Milwaukee Bucks to stay local after sale

Milwaukee Bucks' Jeff Adrien

Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl says he's selling the NBA team to an ownership group eager to keep the club in Milwaukee.

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NBA playoffs a true contest in the west

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor It would be nice to say the best 16 teams are now locked in for the first round of the NBA playoffs, preparing for the first of what each team hopes to be four seven-game contests that lead to the...

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Will Indiana Pacers even survive to meet Miami Heat in NBA playoffs?

Miami Heat's LeBron James goes up to shoot as Indiana Pacers centre Roy Hibbert defends in Miami. The Heat defeated the Pacers 98-86.

Dave Hyde Would they snap? That's all that was left to see. Already in the Heat's 98-86 win, it was clear Indiana was not as fast or as strong or as determined as it usually had been against the Heat.

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Thunder end Spurs' 19-game NBA win streak

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and San Antonio counterpart Tim Duncan vie for control of the ball in front of Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard in Oklahoma City.

Patty Mills has top-scored for San Antonio but the Australian guard couldn't stop a Kevin Durant-led Oklahoma City Thunder ending the Spurs' NBA winning streak at 19 games.

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Dante Exum lands NBA trading cards deal

Hot property: Dante Exum.

Dante Exum's stocks are rising - and rising fast, with the Australian basketball sensation to have his own NBA trading cards within six months.

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Hallelujah! Philadelphia 76ers dodge outright NBA loss record

Philadelphia guard Tony Wroten smiles after landing a bucket against Detroit.

The Philadelphia 76ers have spared themselves and former Australian Boomers coach Brett Brown a new place in American sporting ignominy.

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Australia could get regular season NBA and NFL games if baseball a success

(L to R) Australian batting coach Glenn Williamson, Australian pitcher Craig Anderson and manager John Deeble at the SCG.

Michael Chammas Major League Baseball believes the groundbreaking games at the Sydney Cricket Ground this weekend could pave the way for the NBA and NFL to schedule regular-season fixtures in Australia.

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Double Dribble - San Antonio Spurs a sure bet every NBA season

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor For those who remember the classic Simpsons episode when Larry King says the San Antonio Spurs are going to win the NBA title, it seems that prediction has been spot on ever since.

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Matthew Dellavedova helps Cleveland Cavaliers claim NBA thriller

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters is hugged by teammate Anderson Varejao after sinking a two-pointer to defeat the Detroit Pistons 97-96 as Jarrett Jack and Matthew Dellavedova celebrate.

Matthew Dellavedova has bagged an NBA career-high 21 points in Cleveland's nail-biting 97-96 comeback win over Detroit on Wednesday.

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Houston Rockets NBA title contenders after rolling Indiana Pacers

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) screams after hitting a 3-point shot as Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson (1) looks off in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 7, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

The Houston Rockets confirmed their status as championship contenders with a comprehensive drubbing of the Indiana Pacers.

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NBA: New commissioner Adam Silver identifies early priorities

The signature of incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver appears on an official game ball before an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in New York. David Stern retired after exactly 30 years in charge, making him the NBA's longest-serving and most successful commissioner. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Sam Amick If Adam Silver's first road trip as NBA Commissioner was some sort of sign, then maybe we're all wrong that he's about to embark on what should be a joyous ride.

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NBA: Damian Lillard to make history at All-Star weekend

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, loses control of the ball as Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Sam Amick Damian Lillard is no stranger to doing things his way in the NBA.

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NBA: Kevin Durant drops 41 as Thunder too strong for New York Knicks

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) is fouled by New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith (8) while shooting in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Oklahoma City won 112-100. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Paul Levine The match-up between NBA top scorers, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, turned out to be a mismatch.

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Double Dribble: Brett Brown's street smarts helping him in NBA's cutthroat coaching world

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor Brett Brown is in one of those coaching situations which historically have been career killers but he's smart enough to survive and perhaps even thrive in the cutthroat world of the NBA.

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Patty Mills says racially slurred NBA prospect could learn a Goodes lesson

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs calls a play during the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2013 in New York City. The Spurs defeat the Knicks 120-89. 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.   Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Australia's Patty Mills reckons top NBA prospect Marcus Smart could learn a lesson from AFL star Adam Goodes, after the teenager shoved a fan in response to an alleged racial slur.

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Golden State Warriors looking at trades as NBA deadline looms

Charlotte Bobcats? Kemba Walker (15) scores against Golden State Warriors? Harrison Barnes (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Sam Amick With the February 20 NBA trade deadline nearing, count the Golden State Warriors among the long list of teams still looking to improve their roster.

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NBA: Patty Mills won't throw in towel on title dream

Patty Mills.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says he wants to be taken seriously in the NBA and ''not just be someone waving a towel''.