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Late pain for Capitals as fast-finishing Boomers edge narrow thriller

Lee Gaskin Canberra Capitals fall further behind the play-off race after an agonising loss to the Melbourne Boomers.

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Mills and Ingles lead the way for Boomers

Lee Gaskin They resembled a comedy duo in a joint press conference, but get Patty Mills and Joe Ingles in green and gold singlets and they're the leadership combo who can drive the Australian Boomers towards a...

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Boomers call up a volunteer

Sport: Canberra Gunners Basketball player Andrja Dumovic has been selected to play for the Australian Boomers squad. 16th of May 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin Not even Andrija Dumovic can believe he's shot from playing with the Canberra Gunners to the Australian Boomers.

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Basketball player Isaac Humphries has the world at his feet

Sport: 16-year-old basketballer Isaac Humphries is 2.13m tall and has legs the length of 6 basketballs in a line. Isaac is at the AIS as part of an Australian development camp and has moved to Canberra from Sydney as part of the Basketball Australia centre of excellence. 22nd of January 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin Ducking under corridors, buying clothes on the internet and searching car yards for a vehicle big enough to fit a 2.13-metre teenager.

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Honesty best policy for Capitals' revival

Sport.  Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf during the game at the AIS Arena.  25 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin and Jon Tuxworth The Canberra Capitals can credit a forthright honesty session for helping kick-start their WNBL campaign.

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Dante Exum handling the hoopla

SPORT: Australian Boomers basketballer Dante Exum,18 is in his final year at school but could sign a million dollar deal in the NBA next year.. 31st October  2013. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times

Lee Gaskin Dante Exum is taking the expectation of a potential multimillion dollar NBA contract in his stride.

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Getting Nat Hurst into attack a Capital idea

Sport: Canberra Capitals v Dandenong Rangers at AIS Arena, Canberra. Capitals player Natalie Hurst. 2nd of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Capitals will work on getting dynamic scorer Nat Hurst more involved in their offence.

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Patty Mills, Aron Baynes outshine fellow Australian Matt Dellavedova in NBA

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

Lee Gaskin It was an Australian invasion in the NBA as Patty Mills and Aron Baynes had the last laugh over Matt Dellavedova.

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Dante Exum's passing helps Lake Ginninderra College to national schools basketball title

Dante Exum.

Lee Gaskin NBA draft prospect Dante Exum leads Lake Ginninderra College to national schools championship.

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For Sudanese refugee Bul Kuol, basketball offers huge opportunities

Sport.  Sudanese immigrant Bul Kuol who now lives in Canberra has been picked for the Australian Development Squad camp at the AIS to be held on the 20-24 of January.  17 January 2014.  Canberra Times photo Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin He's the Sudanese refugee who caught the eye of Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis.

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Mills set to line up at the Palace

Boomer Patty Mills races to goal. Australia v Greece, Farewell Series, State Basketball Centre, Knox, 25/6/2012. Pic: Mick Connolly

Lee Gaskin Patty Mills has played everywhere but is just as excited at the prospect of playing at ''the Palace'' for the first time.

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Keneally in heated debate over basketball promotion

24 October 2012, Sport, Journalist Jon Tuxworth. The Canberra Times, Photo Jay Cronan.  NBL chief executive (left) Kristina Keneally and Canberra Capitals Coach (right) Carrie Graf.

Lee Gaskin Basketball Australia chief executive Kristina Keneally has engaged in a heated debate on social media amid claims not enough is being done to promote the sport.

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Bogut, Cambage slam hideaway camp

Golden State Warriors Andrew Bogut reacts after dunking against the Denver Nuggets during Game 4 of their NBA Western Division quarter-final basketball playoff game in Oakland, California April 28, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Lee Gaskin Australia's two highest-profile players have joined the chorus of frustrated fans angry at the sport's lack of promotion.

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Fit Jackson a big part of Opals' plans

Australia's Lauren Jackson shows off her bronze medal during victory ceremony at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 11, 2012.                     REUTERS/Mike Segar (BRITAIN  - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT BASKETBALL)

Lee Gaskin Free agent Lauren Jackson will continue to be eased back as part of a new-look Australian Opals squad.

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Mills keeps his eye on Spurs prize

Sport.  Australian Boomers player Patty Mills during the match at the AIS Arena.  18 August 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin The next goal for Canberra basketballer Patty Mills is winning the back-up point guard role at San Antonio.

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Mills will shine in play-offs: Longley

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 24:  Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs high fives Matt Bonner #15 after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at US Airways Center on February 24, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Spurs defeated the Suns 97-87. 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 Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Luc Longley expects Patty Mills to thrive in the NBA play-off atmosphere and take his game to another level.

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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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Jackson set to shine

Lee Gaskin Opals coach Brendan Joyce says Lauren Jackson is on track for a triumphant Canberra homecoming.

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

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Lee Gaskin The Heat were looking to square the series after the Spurs took out the first clash between the sides. This is how Game Two of the NBA Finals unfolded.

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Switched off on live TV

London Olympic Games  2012
Basketball at Olympic Park , Australia v China in the womens quarter final , Australia's Lauren Jackson
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Tuesday the 7th of August 2012

Lee Gaskin Basketball ACT chief executive Tony Jackson has attacked the game's governing body for the reduction of free-to-air television coverage of the WNBL.