In our latest schedule breakdown, we look at the ramifications of the Bucks and Hornets having just two games in Week 14.
Melbourne United say their robotic offence must improve against Sydney if they're to snap a late season slump and remain in the NBL top four.
Coach Will Weaver is hopeful of getting injured Sydney Kings players Kevin Lisch and Craig Moller back before next month's NBL finals.
Sydney have shored up top spot in the NBL with a 98-81 home win over South East Melbourne, with Brazilian Didi Louzada providing the spark off the bench.
WNBL leaders Southside Flyers have been humbled 94-78 at home by the Canberra Capitals, creating intrigue three weeks out from the play-offs.
The New Zealand Breakers have completed a dream week with a 90-68 mauling of Melbourne United to continue the visitors' forgettable NBL form.
Tobias Harris drained a late go-ahead three-pointer and Ben Simmons scored 21 as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New York Knicks 90-87 in the NBA.