Basketball

A way-too-early look at NBA MVP candidates

A way-too-early look at NBA MVP candidates

by , 23 Nov 2017

The NBA is incredible. In a season that many feared would be dulled by the dominance of the Golden State Warriors, the first month of the NBA has been thrilling across the board.

We’ve learned nothing new in the NBL this year

We’ve learned nothing new in the NBL this year

by , 22 Nov 2017

The NBL is taking a break for the international window for World Cup qualifiers, and it provides a chance to reflect on what we’ve learned. The easy answer is that either the New Zealand Breakers or Perth Wildcats will battle for this season’s championship.

An American sports reporter completely mutilated a meat pie and Australia is furious

An American sports reporter completely mutilated a meat pie and Australia is furious

by , 21 Nov 2017 Video

Ben Simmons may be dunking all over his opponents and flirting with triple-doubles every night – he’s averaging 18/9/8, by the way – but the biggest news to come out of Philadelphia recently has to do with… food?

Magic science: Chris Paul will give the Rockets new life

Magic science: Chris Paul will give the Rockets new life

by , 20 Nov 2017

One day, the graphics in video games will be so life-like that we can hardly tell the difference. Until then, we have the Houston Rockets.

Adelaide 36ers vs Sydney Kings: NBL live scores, blog

Adelaide 36ers vs Sydney Kings: NBL live scores, blog

by , 18 Nov 2017

Adelaide will face the Sydney Kings in round seven of the NBL season – their third match-up of the year. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 5:30pm (AEDT).

Illawarra Hawks continue to defy naysayers

Illawarra Hawks continue to defy naysayers

by , 17 Nov 2017

If history tells us anything it’s that you never write off the Illawarra Hawks nor a team coached by Rob Beveridge.

Goals, behinds and fouls: Could AFL clubs have NBL teams?

Goals, behinds and fouls: Could AFL clubs have NBL teams?

by , 15 Nov 2017

With the National Basketball League looking to expand, speculation is circling that AFL clubs are looking to field teams in the competition.

AFL clubs eyeing NBL expansion

AFL clubs eyeing NBL expansion

by , 14 Nov 2017

AFL clubs are considering setting up teams to play in an NBL competition slated for “imminent” expansion.

Vukona enjoys proving doubters, Australians wrong

Vukona enjoys proving doubters, Australians wrong

by , 14 Nov 2017

Despite beating Perth twice in a week and having already won in Melbourne, the New Zealand Breakers aren’t getting the respect they deserve to start this NBL season.

The puzzling Nuggets have the outlines of a future powerhouse

The puzzling Nuggets have the outlines of a future powerhouse

by , 13 Nov 2017

The Denver Nuggets are mostly confusing, uneven and complicated, interrupted only by moments of breathtaking clarity and perfection.

Creek backs Childress-led 36ers NBL rebound

Creek backs Childress-led 36ers NBL rebound

by , 11 Nov 2017

The Adelaide 36ers lost twice on the road last weekend but captain Mitch Creek is backing a big response Saturday night against their conquerors in last year’s semi-finals and expects that to be led by Josh Childress.

Breakers and Wildcats’ remarkable dominance not ending anytime soon

Breakers and Wildcats’ remarkable dominance not ending anytime soon

by , 9 Nov 2017

It is remarkable that after splitting the past eight NBL championships and having battled one another in four finals series that entering Round 6 of the 2017-18 season the New Zealand Breakers and Perth Wildcats are still battling over top spot.

Showtime, baby! Are we beginning to see the Lakers of old?

Showtime, baby! Are we beginning to see the Lakers of old?

by , 9 Nov 2017

Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

Plenty of player drama beneath NBL surface

Plenty of player drama beneath NBL surface

by , 7 Nov 2017

In between some high-quality, exciting NBL basketball there are fascinating dramas taking place including management deciding two experienced players aren’t to be played by their coach while a Boomers star is having his own issues in Adelaide.

LeBron James keeps the broken Cavs the class of the wretched East

LeBron James keeps the broken Cavs the class of the wretched East

by , 6 Nov 2017

The greatness of LeBron James has never been ethereal or magical like Stephen Curry’s; instead, James’ power is logical and crushingly predictable.

It’s early but Hawks and Kings’ seasons are on the line

It’s early but Hawks and Kings’ seasons are on the line

by , 5 Nov 2017

The Illawarra Hawks won big on Friday night in Brisbane. The Sydney Kings lost big in Perth. Now they meet on Sunday for the third time in five rounds to open the NBL season and the loser will have some soul searching to do.

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Should sports people speak out?

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Should sports people speak out?

by , 3 Nov 2017

Should leading sports people speak out about political issues?

Melbourne United vs Cairns Taipans: NBL live scores, blog

Melbourne United vs Cairns Taipans: NBL live scores, blog

by , 2 Nov 2017

An underperforming Melbourne United will look to turn their NBL season around with an important home game against the inconsistent, but still dangerous Cairns Taipans. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:30pm (AEDT).

Women’s sport weekly wrap: Get out to the WNBL

Women’s sport weekly wrap: Get out to the WNBL

by , 2 Nov 2017

Ten years ago, basketball was at the forefront of women’s sport in this country. The Opals were one of Australia’s most recognised sporting teams and everyone knew who Suzy Batkovic, Lauren Jackson, Penny Taylor and Belinda Snell were (in fact, most still do).

Ben Simmons leads 76ers to victory over Rockets

Ben Simmons leads 76ers to victory over Rockets

by , 31 Oct 2017

Ben Simmons had a career-high 24 points and added nine assists and seven rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-107 NBA win over the Houston Rockets.


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