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Taipans set for NBL-NBA debut

In: NBL, NBA — Friday, 1 Sep, 2023

CAIRNS Taipans and their NBL arch rival New Zealand Breakers will continue the tradition of preseason matches against NBA opposition when they head to the US in October for games involving the Toronto Raptors, Matisse Thybulle’s Portland Trail Blazers and Washington Wizards.


Sep 1

Miami catches Nuggets to level NBA championship

In: NBA — Wednesday, 7 Jun, 2023

IT was business as usual for Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets in the first game of the NBA Finals, but it came to an abrupt halt in Game 2 when the Miami Heat struck back with a withering final quarter avalanche to tie the best-of-7 championship at 1-1 as the series shifts to Florida.

Jun 7

Nuggets-Heat now chasing NBA history

In: NBA — Tuesday, 30 May, 2023

LED by "point centre" Nikola Jokic and ably assisted by Jamal Murray, the Denver Nuggets swept away LeBron James and the LA Lakers in four straight games to win the Western Conference title and advance to the NBA Finals where Miami kept its appointment by today finally seeing off Boston.

May 30

Bob's Corner: NBA at the 'Final Four' stage

In: NBA — Sunday, 14 May, 2023

BOB'S CORNER: The NBA has progressed through to the best-of-7 Conference Finals and our man on the spot, Bob Craven, has the latest as the Denver Nuggets, LA Lakers in the West, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat in the East prepare to go to war to determine who will battle out the Final.

May 14

Whitcomb talks motherhood and basketball

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals, NBA — Saturday, 13 May, 2023

WEEKEND FEATURE: Reprinted from the Seattle Times. Storm’s Sami Whitcomb finds balance between motherhood and basketball: ‘It’s all worth it’

May 13

Bob's Corner: Jade has Seattle's green light

In: NBA, Misc — Sunday, 7 May, 2023

BOB'S CORNER: Our man in the US, Bob Craven, is a Seattle native and so follows the WNBA's Storm - and its often Aussie-impacted roster - with particular dilligence. For this weekend's "Corner" he's forwarded a piece from the Seattle Times on our own Jade Melbourne.  

May 7

Ragin' KB into Louisiana Basketball Hall of Fame

In: NBL, NBA — Friday, 5 May, 2023

KEVIN Brooks played NBA with Denver Nuggets, won two NBL championships and a Larry Sengstock Medal with Adelaide 36ers, coached Woodville Warriors to a BasketballSA men's championship, with a host of other accolades to boot. This weekend, he goes into the Louisiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

May 5

NBL, NBA movers and groovers

In: NBL, NBA — Tuesday, 2 May, 2023

SOUTH East Melbourne Phoenix have landed one of the steals of NBL free agency, securing on-court terror Ben Ayre out of Cairns for two years. And Brisbane Bullets have maintained a tradition of snatching established Taipans players by signing import PG Shannon Scott on a two-year deal.

May 2

NBA steps up a playoff gear

In: NBA — Monday, 1 May, 2023

THE NBA Playoffs are well-and-truly out of the first round and into the Conference semi finals, perhaps the biggest surprise the unexpected demise of one of the championship contenders Milwaukee Bucks, with Australia's own Joe Ingles, eliminated in five games by Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat.

May 1

NBA Playoffs: Sixers first through

In: NBA — Tuesday, 25 Apr, 2023

THE Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference are the first team through to the second round of the NBA playoffs after erasing Patty Mills' Brooklyn Nets in a straightforward 4-0 sweep, despite All Star centre Joel Embiid being held out with an injury.

Apr 25

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