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Melbourne United have survived an impressive comeback from the Adelaide 36ers to claim a tight 82-73 win in the NBL Cup.United appeared set for victory after powering to an early 26-point lead at John Cain Arena on Thursday night but Adelaide clawed their way back to set up a nail-biting finish.
The Sydney Kings have heaped more misery on the struggling New Zealand Breakers after cruising to a 96-78 victory in the NBL Cup.The Breakers entered Thursday's contest at John Cain Arena with one win from their opening six matches but hopes of a morale-boosting victory were dashed following a disastrous second-quarter collapse.
Rudy Gobert and Jordan Clarkson each scored 18 points as the Utah Jazz routed the Los Angeles Lakers 114-89 in the NBA.Gobert also had nine rebounds for Utah (26-6), who won for the 22nd time in their last 24 games - with 20 of those victories coming by double-digits.
He's still not a fan of Vegemite and hasn't got the Australian lingo down pat just yet, but Perth Wildcats star Bryce Cotton says he feels like he's already winning after moving a giant step closer to becoming a Boomer.Cotton finally received his Distinguished Talent Visa earlier this week and, if all goes to plan, he will soon become a naturalised Australian.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has been selected to replace injured Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the NBA All-Star Game.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver choose Booker to take Davis' spot a day after the Suns sharp-shooter was snubbed by the league's head coaches for a reserve spot in the March 7 game in Atlanta.
Philadelphia's All Stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid did enough to overcome a Toronto fightback, hanging on for a 109-102 NBA win.Embiid didn't get his hands on the ball much in the first half but his 76ers teammates made the Raptors pay as Furkan Korkmanz made the most of a rare start with 16 of his 19 points coming in the opening quarter.
Ben Simmons' elite skills at both ends of the court have been rewarded with the Australian ace selected for the NBA All-Star game for a third successive year.The Philadelphia 76ers guard is among 14 players selected by the NBA's head coaches as reserves for the showpiece game in Atlanta on March 7.
Nick Whalen of RotoWire delivers all the schedule updates, player news, and more for Week 10 of the NBA season.
Spanish basketball great Pau Gasol has announced he is returning to his boyhood club Barcelona after nearly two decades in the NBA.It comes days after the two-time NBA champion and six-time All Star player denied reports he had signed for the Catalans.
The Adelaide 36ers broke through for their first NBL Cup victory after holding on to defeat South East Melbourne Phoenix 99-94 on Tuesday.Coming off three losses in their past four starts, the Sixers held on to win at John Cain Arena after seeing their 17-point fourth-quarter lead reduced to one in the final minute by a desperate Phoenix outfit.
A courageous performance from Bryce Cotton has inspired the Perth Wildcats to an impressive 113-106 NBL Cup win over the Sydney Kings.The three-time NBL champion recovered from illness to help the defending champions take the honours in Tuesday's grand-final rematch at John Cain Arena.
The NBA-leading Utah Jazz have gone on another three-point barrage to see off Charlotte Hornets 132-110 on Monday night in Salt Lake City.Australia's Joe Ingles and Georges Niang scored 21 apiece, with all of their points coming via 14 three-pointers, and Jordan Clarkson added 20 points with five treys as the Jazz won for the 21st time in 23 games.
Yahoo's Vincent Goodwill and Seerat Sohi join the show to discuss the T-Wolves new coach, why Dame isn't starting in the All-Star Game and if Giannis needs to give up on the 3-point shot.
James Harden may have been traded from the Rockets to the Nets, but he still calls Houston home.
The Illawarra Hawks have chalked up their first win in the NBL Cup after easing past a disappointing New Zealand Breakers to record a 102-88 victory.The Hawks dominated the first match of Monday's double-header at Melbourne's John Cain Arena thanks to a strong defensive effort and hot shooting from long distance, Brian Goorjian's squad finishing with 16 three-pointers on the night.
Australia's Ben Simmons returned from missing two NBA games with illness and despite his game-high 28 points, Philadelphia were beaten 110-103 by Toronto on Sunday night in Florida.Simmons, who also had nine rebounds and five assists, scored 13 of his 18 first-half points in the second quarter but the Eastern Conference-leading 76ers (20-11) lost for the 16th straight road game against the Raptors.
The good news is his ankle is fine, but a bout of illness means star Perth Wildcats import Bryce Cotton remains a doubt for Tuesday night's grand-final rematch against the Sydney Kings.Cotton tweaked his ankle in the dying moments of Saturday's four-point NBL win over Melbourne United.
No prized import - no problem for the Sydney Kings.In their first game without injured marquee man Jarell Martin, the Kings displayed their impressive depth by overpowering Adelaide 36ers 94-77 in the NBL Cup at Melbourne's John Cain Arena on Sunday.
Pint-sized import Keifer Sykes has stood tall to register the season's first triple-double and inspire South East Melbourne Phoenix's 99-83 NBL Cup comeback win against an injury-hit Brisbane Bullets.The Phoenix (5-4 record) reeled in an early 16-point deficit after Brisbane veteran Jason Cadee broke down before guard Sykes iced the win, finishing with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists at Melbourne's John Cain Arena on Sunday.
The Miami Heat have pipped the Los Angeles Lakers 96-94 in the first meeting between last season's NBA Finals teams since the Lakers won the title in Game Six in the Florida bubble four months ago.Kendrick Nunn scored 27 points, Jimmy Butler had 24 points and eight rebounds and Bam Adebayo had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat as they triumphed on the undermanned Lakers' home court on Saturday night.