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2014/09/18 08:17
2014/09/18 08:17
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The Breakers preseason was never going to be a simple one. The side are dealing with a new look team, injuries and a looming court date. Three of the Tall Blacks have freshly returned from the World...
2014/09/18 08:17
2014/09/18 08:17
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2014/09/18 03:54
2014/09/18 03:54
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Defence has been a key work-on for the New Zealand Breakers as they look to move on from a forgettable last Australian NBL campaign. The Auckland-based club's bid for a fourth successive title came...
2014/09/12 18:23
2014/09/12 18:23
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The Tall Blacks were bundled out of the World Cup in the round of 16. Could the national side be much better placed to push higher in 2018? Basketball writer Adrian Seconi believes so, and names his...
2014/09/08 18:23
2014/09/08 18:23
10d
The Auckland-based franchise played a pre-season game against the Wollongong Hawks in the city in September 2012 in front of a capacity crowd of 2900. But with sales for the October 2 fixture sitting...
2014/09/08 17:16
2014/09/08 17:16
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Corey Webster was New Zealand's top scorer in the World Cup, averaging 13.7 points a game. Photo / AP It remains to be seen if he will be ushering in the next generation of Tall Blacks, but Nenad...
2014/09/04 23:23
2014/09/04 23:23
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New Zealand held on to beat Finland 67-65 in a heart-stopping final pool game in Bilbao, Spain to advance from Group C along with the USA, the Dominican Republic and Turkey. It completes a remarkable...
2014/09/04 22:16
2014/09/04 22:16
14d
Paora Winitana led 50 intermediate and high school students at the Hastings Intermediate School grounds at 1pm in a rendition of the haka which Maori TV filmed. Photo / Paul Taylor The haka will...
2014/09/04 19:17
2014/09/04 19:17
14d
The Tall Blacks won a thriller in Bilbao and have progressed to the knock out stage of the FIBA World Cup, defeating Finland 67-65 in a game of hugely contrasting fortunes. The New Zealanders needed...
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2014/09/04 19:16
2014/09/04 19:16
14d
Isaac Fotu of New Zealand basketball team. Photo / Basketball NZ. The Tall Blacks have again overcome the odds to make the last 16 at the Basketball World Cup. New Zealand's held on to beat Finland...
2014/09/02 05:54
2014/09/02 05:54
16d
Veteran power forward Mika Vukona reckons old-fashioned guts can turn around New Zealand's winless start to the basketball World Cup in Spain. The Tall Blacks face a monumental challenge to beat the...
2014/08/31 20:23
2014/08/31 20:23
18d
New Zealand has fallen to its second straight Group C loss at the Bizkaia Arena in Bilbao, going down 76-63 to the Dominican Republic, less than 24 hours after a dramatic 76-73 defeat to Turkey. With...
2014/08/31 19:54
2014/08/31 19:54
18d
The Tall Blacks have suffered a second successive defeat at the basketball World Cup, going down to the Dominican Republic 76-63. The result, coming a day after their 76-73 loss to Turkey in their...
Read more at NZCity, TVNZ
2014/08/30 20:17
2014/08/30 20:17
19d
There are no easy games at the top of world basketball and one of the supposed softer targets in Turkey proved so. The Tall Blacks after leading 38 - 28 at halftime have been ground down by the...
2014/08/30 07:45
2014/08/30 07:45
19d
The 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball is closing in. After 36 years, a Filipino team is once again among the teams participating, and Pinoy hoop nuts the world over eagerly await how Gilas Pililipinas...
2014/08/27 16:16
2014/08/27 16:16
22d
... - International Basketball's governing body, FIBA, released the rosters for the World Cup, formerly known as the World Championships, which begins Saturday. Team USA, coached by...
2014/08/25 18:24
2014/08/25 18:24
24d
Kirk Penney led the Tall Blacks with 29 points (5-of-7 from three-point range), Mika Vukona picked up 22 on 10-of-13 shooting, and Tai Webster had arguably his best game in a black singlet, with 21...
2014/08/21 22:54
2014/08/21 22:54
28d
New Zealand have endured a third narrow loss from four matches in Europe after going down 83-79 to Serbia in Vrsac. The Tall Blacks led 45-42 at halftime and trailed by a point entering the final...
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2014/08/21 04:34
2014/08/21 04:34
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BRISBANE basketball fans will see NBL teams at their pre-season best at the Blitz tournament, Wollongong Hawks today revealing their second import as Jahii Carson. The pre-season tournament for the...
2014/09/18 08:17
2014/09/18 08:17
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