Basketball http://au.rd.yahoo.com/news/rss/top_stories/*http://au.news.yahoo.com/top/ en-au Copyright (c) 2015 Yahoo New Zealand. All rights reserved. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:08:52 +1300 Yahoo New Zealand Sport https://s.yimg.com/ao/i/hp/nz2/test/ynz.gif 144 36 NBL Kings lose Childress for the season (AAP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26129037

The Sydney Kings have suffered a huge blow with star import Josh Childress ruled out for the rest of the NBL season with a pectoral injury.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:44:09 +1300
Plumlee, Oladipo among young stars in Dunk Contest (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26127235

New York (AFP) - The Orlando Magic's Victor Oladipo, the 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year runner-up, and Brooklyn Nets standout Mason Plumlee are among four rising stars named to the 30th NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:18:23 +1300
NBL Kings lose Childress for the season (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26126561

The Sydney Kings have suffered a huge blow with star import Josh Childress ruled out for the rest of the NBL season with a pectoral injury.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:47:24 +1300
One of basketball's big rivalries set to fire up Thu night (Fuseworks) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26112748

Led by two of the great competitors in the Australian Basketball League, the SKYCITY Breakers Perth Wildcats clash at the North Shore Events Centre on Thursday night shapes as one of the games of the season, resulting in a clear edge at the Breakers Atlas Place gym during scrimmages this week.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:49:15 +1300
NBA's Thunder roll over struggling Timberwolves (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26112477

Oklahoma City (AFP) - Russell Westbrook drove the lane for some huge field goals and Reggie Jackson nailed key second half free throws as the Oklahoma City Thunder easily beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 92-84.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:21:10 +1300
Wynyard taking success in his stride (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26111521

The Breakers coaching staff believe Tai Wynyard is grounded enough to cope with a major step in his career.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:22:32 +1300
NBA star Bryant's season likely to be over (AP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26111391

NBA guard Kobe Bryant's 19th NBA season with the Los Angeles Lakers might be over, with the superstar to undergo surgery on a torn rotator cuff.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:02:12 +1300
Warriors, Rockets to wear Chinese New Year uniforms (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26110096

New York (AFP) - The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets will wear specially designed uniforms as a way of marketing the game to Chinese fans during the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations, the NBA said.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:58:16 +1300
Penney signs on with Sevilla (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26108380

Tall Black Kirk Penney has signed on with Spanish club Sevilla for the remainder of their season.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:49:25 +1300
Penney joins Spanish club in latest move (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26107276

Tall Blacks veteran Kirk Penney is on the move again, signing a deal with Spanish club Sevilla.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:25:20 +1300