Ben Simmons was aggressive early and ensured a win late as the Philadelphia 76ers pipped Detroit to move further ahead in the NBA's Eastern Conference.
Despite 10 NBL championships, in recent years the Perth Wildcats have become accustomed to preseason doubters and 2021 is no different with pundits already dismissing the Cats title hopes.
The Sydney Kings have registered their first win of the 2021 NBL season with a 99-91 victory over the Taipans in Cairns on Saturday night.
Ben Simmons shot back at his critics after the Australian's dominant fourth quarter led the Philadelphia 76ers to a 122-110 NBA win over the Boston Celtics.
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The Australian Basketball Players' Association has asked the NBL to take action after players again slipped on on-court stickers at Adelaide's home court.
In part one of an extended interview, Perth Wildcats coach Trevor Gleeson addresses the key issues facing the club in 2021.
Another overtime win had Sixers fans' hearts pumping but Adelaide 36ers coach Conner Henry admits the gruelling schedule is proving taxing on his players.
Despite the brilliance of Tai Webster, the weary Sixers prevailed in another NBL heart-stopper, this time sneaking past the New Zealand Breakers in overtime.
New Zealand forward Dan Trist met up with a family member from Victoria during the week and suddenly upcoming games against Perth Wildcats were thrown into turmoil.
South East Melbourne import Keifer Sykes can’t wait to play against Bryce Cotton given they used to be teammates in America.
The Wildcats are being widely tipped to miss the NBL finals for the first time in 35 years, but coach Trevor Gleeson says the dire predictions are nothing new.
LeBron James had a season-high 34 points to help the LA Lakers defeat Milwaukee 113-106, while there were also NBA wins for the Jazz and Knicks.
The revitalised Hawks have extended their unbeaten NBL season start with a 90-82 win over the Brisbane Bullets at Nissan Arena on Thursday night.
Josh Green had his best night as an NBA player in a Dallas win while Ben Simmons was busy as Philadelphia shot to the top of the eastern conference standings.
The NBA has postponed a sixth consecutive match of the Washington Wizards because of coronavirus protocols.
Josh Green channelled Dallas great Dirk Nowitzki in the Australian rookie’s best NBA haul to help the Mavericks past Indiana.
Exciting South West Slammers youngster Zaya Black is destined for a college basketball career in Canada, after accepting an offer to join Lakeland College.
The two smallest men on the court were the most influential as Phoenix bounced back strongly to open their account against the 36ers.
Boomer Joe Ingles has scored 15 points in his first game since suffering achilles soreness as the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-102 in the NBA.
Kyrie Irving has rejoined the Brooklyn Nets after missing seven NBA games, saying he took a leave of absence because he needed a break.
Australian star Patty Mills has provided the spark off the bench once again as the San Antonio Spurs swamped the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA.
Bendigo will host the NBL's Melbourne derby, signalling the league's return to Victoria after COVID-19 played havoc on the opening round.
Perth Wildcats will host South East Melbourne and New Zealand in round three of the NBL season.
A 14th NBA game since January 10 has been postponed due to COVID-19 while soccer, skiiing and even handball have been further impacted by the pandemic.
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