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Melbourne United have reclaimed top spot on the NBL ladder after grinding out a tough 84-78 victory over New Zealand Breakers.United were far from their best but made a strong finish to Saturday's clash at John Cain Arena to return to the top of the NBL standings with a 16-5 win-loss record.
Adelaide 36ers have pulled off one of the upsets of the NBL season by defeating Perth Wildcats 83-68 and bringing the league leaders' nine-match winning streak to a screeching halt.The Sixers made a blistering start to Saturday's contest at Adelaide Entertainment Centre then withstood every Perth challenge to record back-to-back wins and revive hopes of a late charge towards a top-four finish.
A dominant display from Zion Williamson lifted the New Orleans Pelicans to a 101-94 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.In a game that frequently descended into the battle of the big men, Williamson got the better of Joel Embiid as he added 15 rebounds and eight assists to his mammoth scoring performance of 37 points.
A gutsy Illawarra Hawks have pulled off a come-from-behind 82-80 NBL upset win over an injury-hit South East Melbourne Phoenix in Wollongong.Justinian Jessup and Tyler Harvey combined to help the hosts reel in a 17-point third quarter deficit as the Hawks snapped a worrying three-game losing run and defeated the Phoenix for the first time.
Joe Ingles and his NBA-leading Utah Jazz have wasted little time getting back to winning ways.Coming off rare back-to-back defeats, including an overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns in a clash of the top two teams in the Western Conference on Wednesday, the Jazz (39-13) comfortably beat the Portland Trailblazers 122-103 on Thursday.
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It wasn't pretty but the Perth Wildcats have extended their winning streak to nine straight after outlasting NBL arch-rivals Sydney Kings 73-69.The reigning champions shot at just 38 per cent from the field (27 from 71) and only 6-29 from three-point range but did enough to hold out a Kings outfit hobbled by a season-ending injury to Dejan Vasiljevic.
Brisbane's renewed NBL title hopes have taken a hit with import Vic Law ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.Law averaged almost 19 points and over eight rebounds across 16 games in his first Australian foray this season and was set to form a potent combination with Lamar Patterson, who has rejoined the squad after a mid-season move from the New Zealand Breakers.
Kevin Durant returned from a 23-game absence to spark Brooklyn as the Nets thrashed the New Orleans Pelicans 139-111 on Wednesday.The Nets produced their most explosive half of the season with Durant finishing with 17 points on 5-for-5 shooting.
After an excellent performance against Gonzaga in the national title game, Davion Mitchell is headed to the NBA.
The Brisbane Bullets have snapped a three-game losing NBL streak after closing out a close 88-82 comeback victory over the freefalling Illawarra.Bullets captain Jason Cadee led from the front with a game-high 22 points, big man Harry Froling added 21 and nine rebounds while centre Matt Hodgson stood tall with 14 boards in the win.
Doc Rivers said star Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid had a few words for him as he walked off the TD Garden court after their 106-96 defeat of the Boston Celtics."I'm back," Embiid told his coach.
Basketball Australia have appointed former NSW Netball boss Carolyn Campbell as interim chief executive officer after Jerril Rechter's sudden departure this month.Rechter spent just over two years in the job but, before a potentially historic Olympic campaign in July for the Boomers and Opals, gave two days' notice as she made her April 1 exit.
All-Star Luka Doncic has led the short-handed Dallas Mavericks to a 111-103 victory over Utah, snapping a nine-game winning for the NBA leading Jazz.While two Dallas starters failed to score, Doncic had 31 points, nine rebounds and eight assists while Dorian Finney-Smith added a season-high 23 points.
Chris Haynes is joined by Yahoo Sports' Seerat Sohi for a discussion that travels around the world of basketball from the college, to pro, to cartoon ranks and back again.
Without Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons was powerless to prevent the Philadelphia 76ers from joining the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers among the beaten teams in Sunday's NBA action.Grayson Allen had 11 of his 15 points during a game-defining third quarter as the Memphis Grizzlies powered past Philadelphia 116-100.