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Boomers rocked as Bolden withdraws from World Cup campaign

Australia have suffered another massive blow ahead of the FIBA World Cup, with Jonah Bolden to return to Philadelphia due to personal reasons.

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Boomers bounce back to beat Canada in FIBA warm-up


Boomers, Canada quietly optimistic after series

With the two-game series between the Boomers and Team Canada over, the general mood remains one of circumspect optimism for both camps.

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Breaking down the Boomers' World Cup squad

Australia's 12-man squad for the FIBA World Cup threw up a couple of surprises. But Andrej Lemanis has a clear plan for a tournament where the Boomers are striving for the ultimate prize, Kane Pitman writes.

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Big surprises as Boomers name World Cup squad

The Boomers have announced the squad they hope will deliver a long-awaited medal at the FIBA World Cup in China.


Five reasons to get excited about the 2019-20 NBL season

Emerging superstars, a hectic player movement period and much, much more. Here are the five biggest reasons to get excited for the 2019-20 NBL season, writes Warren Yiu.

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NBL lands on ESPN: the home of basketball


ESPN to televise 59 prime time NBL games

ESPN will televise 59 prime time NBL games under a two-year agreement that sees Australia's premier basketball competition align with the sport's broadcast home Down Under.


Simmons withdraws from Boomers' exhibition games

NBA superstar Ben Simmons has withdrawn from Australia's exhibition matches against the United States in another blow to the historic FIBA World Cup warm-up series.

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Simmons in for exhibition games, out of World Cup

Australian NBA star Ben Simmons has confirmed he will not play at the FIBA World Cup but is set to take part in exhibition games in Perth and Melbourne.

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Kellerman: Simmons isn't worth extension ... yet


Barkley has advice for Embiid and Simmons




Dellavedova: Simmons gives Boomers World Cup edge

Matthew Dellavedova believes the addition of NBA superstar Ben Simmons will catapult Australia into the medals in September's FIBA World Cup.

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Ball signing

LaMelo Ball announces he will be playing in Australia


LaMelo Ball commits to play in Australian NBL

LaMelo Ball, the No. 21 prospect in the ESPN 100 class of 2019, will join ESPN No. 5 prospect RJ Hampton as American teenagers going to Australia's NBL.

LaVar guarantees LaMelo will be No. 1 pick in 2020 NBA draft


LaVar claims he's happy Lakers traded Lonzo



RJ Hampton signs

What RJ Hampton's surprise choice means

We dive into the big questions following Hampton's choice to join the New Zealand Breakers.

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Hampton forgoing college to play overseas

RJ Hampton announces on Get Up! his decision to play basketball for the New Zealand Breakers because it will prepare him for the NBA faster.


FIBA World Cup

Goulding: Boomers want to make amends for Olympics heartbreak

The Boomers will be out to make amends for their heartbreaking Rio Olympics campaign when they travel to China in September for the FIBA World Cup, says Chris Goulding.

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Boomers want to win it all in China

The Boomers will be out to make amends for their heartbreaking Rio Olympics campaign when they travel to China for the FIBA World Cup, says Chris Goulding.




Ben Simmons confirms he'll play in FIBA World Cup

After months of speculation, Ben Simmons has confirmed his intention to pull on the Australian national singlet once again in the upcoming series against Team USA and Canada and September's FIBA World Cup in China.

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Simmons plans to expand his game next season


What the FIBA World Cup draw means for the Boomers

Late on Saturday night, FIBA held the draw for the World Cup in Shenzhen. Here's what you need to know from an Australian point of view.


Grand Final series

Perth capture ninth NBL Championship


NBL Rebound: Rampant Perth Wildcats reign supreme

Bryce Cotton, Terrico White and relentless rebounding. The Perth Wildcats win the 2018-19 NBL title over Melbourne United, and they have a three-pronged threat to thank.

Wildcats crush Melbourne to win NBL title

A sublime Bryce Cotton has inspired Perth to a stunning game-four win in their grand final series against Melbourne United to secure their eighth NBL title.



'Waving a towel for 20 games': Bogut realistic about NBA return

On the day it finally became official that he'd be returning to the NBA, Andrew Bogut opened up about his lengthy discussions with the Warriors, possibly 'waving a towel for 20 games' and his relationship with DeMarcus Cousins.

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Andrew Bogut returns to Golden State Warriors

The Sydney Kings have confirmed star centre Andrew Bogut will return to the NBA to play for the reigning champion Golden State Warriors.

Durant looking forward to have Bogut on Warriors



Kings vs. United

United down Kings, move into grand final


United beat Kings, back in NBL grand final

Casper Ware and Chris Goulding have fired for Melbourne United who have blown away the Kings in Sydney to reach a second-straight NBL grand final series.


Game 2: Wildcats vs Bullets

Wildcats oust Bullets, reach NBL grand final

Perth Wildcats guards Terrico White and Bryce Cotton lifted when it mattered to give their side an NBL semi-final win against Brisbane and a grand final berth.


United vs. Wildcats

United outlast Wildcats in OT


United stun Wildcats in overtime

Chris Goulding's late cameo has given Melbourne a comeback win over Perth to finish second on the NBL table and claim playoff hosting rights against Sydney.


Kings vs. Taipans

Bogut leads Kings to win over Taipans


Kings beat Taipans without Randle

Sydney have a shot at home advantage for their NBL semi-final series against Melbourne United after holding off Cairns 89-84.


Bullets vs. Breakers

Bullets down Breakers, into playoffs

Import Lamar Patterson has lifted the Brisbane Bullets to the NBL playoffs after a 84-78 win over the New Zealand Breakers at the Brisbane Convention Centre.


United vs. Taipans

Taipans shock United in Melbourne


Cairns Taipans stun Melbourne in NBL

Melbourne United's quest for back-to-back NBL minor premierships in jeopardy after falling at home to the Cairns Taipans.


Breakers vs. Hawks

Breakers sink NBL records in routing Hawks

The Illawarra Hawks were the victims of an NBL rout, succumbing 130-96 to the New Zealand Breakers in Wellington.


Wildcats vs. Kings

Wildcats outlast Kings in OT


Wildcats on top of NBL with Kings OT win

Perth have come from behind to score an overtime home win over the Sydney Kings and go top of the NBL table.


36ers vs. United

United edge 36ers in thriller


Melbourne go top in NBL, dent 36ers' hopes

Casper Ware and Chris Goulding showed their class when it mattered, leaving the Sixers' NBL playoff hopes in doubt


Hawks vs. Breakers

Breakers too strong for Hawks in NBL

The New Zealand Breakers led from start to finish as the Illawarra Hawks were disappointing in their final home game of the NBL season.

Breakers crush Hawks



Taipans vs. Bullets

Bullets dealt NBL finals blow by Snakes

The Cairns Taipans gave club champion Alex Loughton a fairytale finish to his NBL career with a send-off 79-68 win against the Brisbane Bullets.

Taipans rock Bullets



Kings vs. United

Kings beat Melbourne to claim top spot

Andrew Bogut steers the Sydney Kings to a hoodoo-busting 97-85 win over Melbourne United to send them back to the top of the table.

Randle continues hot form as Kings beat United

Jerome Randle top-scored for Sydney with 21 points as Andrew Gaze's Kings breezed by Melbourne United at Qudos Bank Arena.



Bullets vs Hawks

Bullets keep finals hopes on track

The Bullets have survived a dramatic overtime to keep their finals hopes on track after downing the Hawks.


Bullets keep NBL play-off hopes alive

It was ugly, but the Brisbane Bullets remain in the play-offs hunt after Adam Gibson and Lamar Patterson guided them home 98-87 against the Illawarra Hawks.


Breakers vs 36ers

Sobey keeps 36ers finals hopes alive

A season-high 29 points from Nathan Sobey has exposed the Breakers and kept Adelaide's finals hopes alive.


Victorious Adelaide closer to NBL finals

Adelaide 36ers are on the cusp of booking the fourth and final NBL play-off spot following a 114-107 defeat of the New Zealand Breakers in Auckland.


Hawks vs Taipans

Hawks rally in second to keep finals hopes alive

After going down in the first half, the Illawarra Hawks have rallied to defeat the Taipans and remain in the playoff picture.


Hawks beat Taipans, stay in NBL finals mix

Illawarra have kept the pressure on Brisbane and Adelaide in the battle for fourth spot in the NBL, coming from behind to beat the Cairns Taipans 110-95.


United vs. Breakers

United beat Breakers in overtime thriller

Melbourne United have survived a late scare to beat the New Zealand Breakers in overtime, the reigning NBL champions locking in a playoff berth in the process.


Kings vs. Bullets

Kings down Bullets, snare NBL finals berth

Sydney have scored an emphatic 107-91 home win over Brisbane to secure their first NBL finals berth since 2013.


Taipans vs. 36ers

36ers into top four after road win over Cairns


36ers in NBL top four with win over Cairns

The Adelaide 36ers are back in NBL finals contention, moving into fourth spot after a win against the Taipans in Cairns.

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