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. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:26:19 +1300 Yahoo New Zealand Sport https://s.yimg.com/ao/i/hp/nz2/test/ynz.gif 144 36 Earl Lloyd, first African-American in NBA, dead at 86 (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26458691

(Reuters) - Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association, died on Thursday at the age of 86, the league said on its website.
The cause of death ...

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:24:21 +1300
NBA's Derrick Rose set for knee operation (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26457272

Chicago (AFP) - Former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose will have surgery on Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the Chicago Bulls said.

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:48:42 +1300
LeBron not happy unis chasing 10yo son (AP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26454866

NBA star LeBron James isn't impressed his 10-year-old son, who has already shown he's a basketball talent, is being targetted by university recruiters.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:34:06 +1300
Breakers out to strangle Adelaide again (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26453210

The Breakers want their vast improvement in game one of the NBL semi-final to flow into further success in Adelaide.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:19:49 +1300
Hawks beat Mavericks 104-87 in NBA (AP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26444585

Dallas have paid for the suspension of point guard Rajon Rondo, going down 104-87 to the high-flying Atlanta Hawks.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:34:09 +1300
Breakers storm to semi-final win (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26444159

The New Zealand Breakers won the first game in their three-match semi-final series against the Adelaide 36ers with a mammoth 111-82 win in Auckland.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:49 +1300
Mavericks suspend Rondo, fall to Hawks (AFP) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26442331

Atlanta (AFP) - With point guard Rajon Rondo suspended for one game for a heated argument with coach Rick Carlisle, the Dallas Mavericks fell 104-87 to Atlanta.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:04:28 +1300
Jackson given league award (Newstalk ZB) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26439834

Breakers point guard Cedric Jackson has clinched the Australian basketball league's player of the month award for February.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:29:38 +1300
Bulls' Rose to undergo knee surgery (Reuters) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26431188

(Reuters) - Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose will undergo surgery for a torn meniscus is his right knee, the National Basketball Association team said on Tuesday.
The 2011 NBA Most Valu...

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:53:41 +1300
Vickerman unfazed by Breakers' form (NZ Newswire) http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/basketball/news/article/-/26428046

The Breakers' limp form heading into their NBL semi-final showdown with Adelaide wasn't unexpected, says coach Dean Vickerman.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:29:03 +1300