Basketball* en-au Copyright (c) 2014 Yahoo New Zealand. All rights reserved. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:40:26 +1300 Yahoo New Zealand Sport 144 36 Breakers beat Crocs in ANBL (NZ Newswire)

The New Zealand Breakers, guided by classy point guard Cedric Jackson, have beaten Townsville 84-70 in the Australian National Basketball League.

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09:12:13 +1300
Knicks ruin James' homecoming, Clippers begin new era (AFP)

Los Angeles (AFP) - LeBron James struggled as the New York Knicks spoiled his Cleveland homecoming, and the Los Angeles Clippers sneaked by Oklahoma City to begin their post-Donald Sterling era on Thursday night.

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:01:31 +1300
LeBron's return an opening night fizzer (AAP)

Matthew Dellavedova dropped a couple of late bombs, but LeBron James' return to Cleveland turned into a nightmare.

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:34:20 +1300
Breakers look to lock down both ends of the floor tonight (Fuseworks)

The SKYCITY Breakers are looking to fire up on offence tonight when they host the Townsville Crocodiles at Vector Arena and if they can, repeat their season opening 101 point output against the Adelaide 36ers. But they are also conscious of their work at the defensive end with current league leading scorer Brian Conklin on the Crocs roster.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:06:37 +1300
Exum thrills in NBA debut for Jazz (AAP)

Dante Exum says hitting his very first NBA shot, a three pointer, for the Utah Jazz was a huge confidence booster.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:10:29 +1300
NBA's Sacramento Kings break ground on new stadium (AFP)

Sacramento (AFP) - After a decade of uncertainty, the NBA's Sacramento Kings broke ground Wednesday on a new stadium that Indian owner Vivek Ranadive vowed would be a state-of-the-art showpiece.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:52:40 +1300
Wheelchair basketball gives new hope to disabled Afghan women (AFP)

Kabul (AFP) - They have lost limbs to landmines and been disabled by mortar shrapnel, but Afghanistan's wheelchair women basketball players refuse to call themselves victims.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:28:49 +1300
Spurs kick off title defence by edging Mavericks (AFP)

Los Angeles (AFP) - The San Antonio Spurs picked up right where they left off, collecting their championship rings before beginning their title defence Tuesday with a 101-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:42:08 +1300
Lakers rookie Randle breaks leg in NBA debut (AFP)

Injury woes mounted for the Los Angeles Lakers as rookie forward Julius Randle broke his leg in his first National Basketball Association game.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:32:51 +1300
Ingles will get shot at NBA: Utah (AAP)

Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder says new Australian recruit Joe Ingles will have an opportunity to be more than a bench player.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:52:03 +1300