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MELBOURNE United have been busy little beavers in their quest to give rookie NBL head coach Dean Demopoulos a contender in his first year, Ronnie Brewer’s name now in the mix.
OK. I admit maths was never my strong suit in school but I reckon the person behind the NBA Summer League stats summaries did worse.
THERE’s nothing like a feisty “who’s better, MJ or LBJ?” argument to get the juices flowing but the only man in a real position to say died today, aged 93.
I can’t remember who asked the question. It might have been me. It may have been Grantley Bernard. Or Stephen Howell. Or maybe even Kevin Diggerson.
YEAH, only in America but it does appear there are plans for a movie based loosely around the life and exploits of our one and only Matthew Dellavedova.
STRENGTH in numbers - it was Golden State's motto and its credo as it brushed aside Cleveland 105-97 in today's Game 6 of the NBA Championship to claim the franchise's first title since 1975.
NOT even a 40-point, triple-double performance today by LeBron James could hold back the tide as the Golden State Warriors swept to a 104-91 Game 5 victory in the NBA Finals.
ANDRE Iguodala was the "X" Factor today as Golden State levelled the NBA Final with the Cavaliers at 2-2 with an emphatic 103-82 win at Quickens Loan Arena in Cleveland.
MATTHEW Dellavedova scored a playoff and NBA career high 20 points, set social media alight and was Batman to LeBron James' Superman as Cleveland today took a 2-1 lead over Golden State in the best-of-seven Final.
GOLDEN State Warriors took a 1-0 lead today over Cleveland, winning the opening match of the NBA Finals 108-100 in overtime, despite LeBron James scoring 44 points.
IT tips off tomorrow - easily one of the most talked about NBA Championship Series in history for Australia's ardent followers of The Show - as Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers head into their best-of-seven Finals battle.
FLEDGLING Adelaide Hills-based SA basketball club Eastern Mavericks can now boast not only two Halls Medallists but two WNBA signings for reigning champion Phoenix Mercury.
MORE Aussies have rocked into Phoenix Mercury's WNBA franchise while it was formalised today that inaugural NBL club Wollongong would be back in business in 2015-16.
WHAT a great week this has turned out to be for Australian basketball. And how badly did the NBL need that shot in the arm?
GOLDEN State's 104-90 close-out victory today over Houston in the NBA's Western Conference Final means Australia WILL, indeed, again have a Champion this year.
IT was a whitewash, a massacre, a party today in Cleveland as LeBron James led his Cavaliers back to the Promised Land and into the franchise's second NBA Championship Series and first since 2007.
JAMES Harden scored an NBA playoff career-high 45 points as Houston took Game 4 of its Western Conference Final against Golden State 128-115.
WHAT a bunch of pathetic wimps - players and apologist TV callers alike - not to mention a lily-livered media too frightened to tell the straight forward truth for fear of missing out on "the story".
STEPH Curry was at his most outrageously brilliant today as Golden State deflated Houston's balloon 115-80 - the second largest road win in Conference Finals history - taking a 3-0 lead in their NBA Western Conference battle.