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Bob's Corner: Late breaking news, from last month

In: NBA — Tuesday, 4 Oct, 2022

BOB'S CORNER: As readers here would be well aware, I've been attending the FIBA Women's World Cup in Sydney so did miss this wrap of all things basketball, submitted by our erstwhile US correspondent BOB CRAVEN. It still makes great "catch-up" reading so without further ado...  


Oct 4

Historic win as 36ers shade the Suns

In: NBL, NBA — Monday, 3 Oct, 2022

HOT on the heels of Australia's Opals reasserting themselves on the world stage with a Bronze Medal, the Adelaide 36ers today created history as the first NBL club to beat an NBA franchise, stunning basketball fans worldwide with a 134-124 victory over the Phoenix Suns. 


Oct 3

WWC Wrap: What's Great | What Grates

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 2 Oct, 2022

HAILED as the "greatest FIBA Women's World Cup ever" as a record 145,519 fans filed through the turnstiles over 10 days, despite an AFL and an NRL grand final virtually either side of it - well of course it was! Just as the Olympics 22 years ago were the greatest, why would another event in the same place be any different?


Oct 2

WWC: Lauren cements her legacy and legend

In: Boomers & Opals — Saturday, 1 Oct, 2022

LAUREN Jackson already is the G.O.A.T. of Australian basketball. Today, in her Opals international swansong, the 41-year-old mother-of-two uncorked a champagne "Player of the Game" performance, scoring 30 points as Australia claimed the FIBA World Cup Bronze Medal with an emphatic 95-65 rout of Canada. 


Oct 1

WWC: Disappointment as Opals fall short

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 30 Sep, 2022

DISAPPOINTMENT. It was the prevailing emotion tonight as Australia fell just 59-61 short of China, instead dropping into the battle for Bronze tomorrow against Canada at the FIBA Women's World Cup at Qudos Bank Arena. Disappointment and despair though are two different emotions and the Opals have half a day to bounce back.


Sep 30

WWC: Aussies get the chocolates from Belgium

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 29 Sep, 2022

SUPPORTERS of Australia's Opals at the FIBA Women's World Cup will need to be out and in full voice tomorrow when they face the hugely-followed Chinese team in a semi final after tonight turning away Belgium 86-69 at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena, Cayla George adding the finishing touches to a strong victory.


Sep 29

Golden Opals roll into the Hall of Fame

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 29 Sep, 2022

A MAGNIFICENT Opals reunion yesterday at Waterview which reintroduced the Oz94 Australian team and brought together past national women's players all the way back to the 1957 FIBA World Championship team, culminated with the announcement the 2006 Gold Medal-winning team will be inducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame.


WWC: Aussies draw Belgium in quarterfinals

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 28 Sep, 2022

AUSTRALIA's Opals will face Belgium in a KO quarterfinal tomorrow for the chance to advance to the FIBA Women's World Cup semifinals and within touching distance of a medal podium finish. The fixture at Qudos Bank Arena tips off at 8.30pm and sure to draw another loud and supportive crowd for the home team.


Sep 28

WWC: Opals top group, with Serbian assist

In: Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 27 Sep, 2022

SERBIA's stunning 68-62 win over France tonight flung open the door for Australia to seize first place in Group B at the FIBA Women's World Cup and the Opals obliged by cutting down Japan 71-54 at Qudos Bank Arena, Kristy Wallace a huge spark and Steph Talbot again the home team's most consistent performer.  


Sep 27

WWC: Oh Canada! Opals home in thriller

In: Boomers & Opals — Monday, 26 Sep, 2022

OPALS supporters tomorrow will be barracking for a Serbian upset over France after Australia tonight staved off Canada 75-72 at the FIBA Women's World Cup, the match at Qudos Bank Arena a statement game from Ezi Magbegor and an exceptional Steph Talbot.


Sep 26

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