Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.

Basketball

Bogut's injury could sink his Warriors

Andrew Bogut (left) will miss the start of the NBA play-offs.

Jon Pierik Andrew Bogut is hurt and, according to former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy, it could be the difference between elimination and survival for his Golden State Warriors, when the NBA play-offs begin on...

Basketball

Miami Heat player speculation underpins intriguing play-off series

LeBron James (centre) is key to Miami's hopes of winning the title.

Jon Pierik The late, great Detroit Pistons coach Chuck Daly always said his favourite time of the basketball year was the play-offs.

Basketball

Pacers, Thunder, Warriors on the ropes

Pacers' Paul George

Jon Pierik Don't look now, but the best team in the eastern conference through the NBA regular season, and a western conference power many had tipped to win it all, are in a deep play-off hole.

Basketball

NBA spur has Maric riding high for London

Aleks Maric.

Jon Pierik Aleks Maric has even more reason to help the Boomers to their their first Olympic medal.