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Melbourne United vs Sydney Kings: NBL live scores, blog

Melbourne United vs Sydney Kings: NBL live scores, blog

by , 11 Dec 2017

Melbourne United will be out to improve their record and form when they host the struggling Sydney Kings to close Round 9 of the NBL season. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:30pm (AEDT).

From the Ritz to a promising rubble: The Lakers’ future is bright and unsure

From the Ritz to a promising rubble: The Lakers’ future is bright and unsure

by , 11 Dec 2017

The glitziest franchise in the NBA, the one that throughout history has subsisted most on individual, transcendent, cinematic talent, is suddenly paving its way back to relevance with a collection of diamonds in the rough.

Inside the Unicorn Factory: the NBA’s terrifying secret

Inside the Unicorn Factory: the NBA’s terrifying secret

by , 11 Dec 2017

21 June 2012: The Miami Heat dominate the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals. Fears spread across the world of basketball that LeBron James may be legitimately unstoppable. NBA Commissioner David Stern decides to take action.

Breakers boss slams Aussie NBL refs

by , 11 Dec 2017

New Zealand Breakers coach Paul Henare has accused NBL referees of unfairly treating his side on Australian soil.

It’s hard not to like NBL low-budget underdogs

It’s hard not to like NBL low-budget underdogs

by , 10 Dec 2017

The Cairns Taipans and Brisbane Bullets beat Melbourne United and Sydney Kings respectively on Saturday night and it’s hard not to be happy to see undermanned, under budget teams beat those with the deepest of pockets.

Sydney Kings rally round under-siege Gaze

Sydney Kings rally round under-siege Gaze

by , 10 Dec 2017

Sydney star Jerome Randle has rallied behind coach Andrew Gaze and insists the players have to shoulder much of the blame for the Kings’ poor showing this season.

Exit music: Marc Gasol and the Grizzlies finally recede from relevance

Exit music: Marc Gasol and the Grizzlies finally recede from relevance

by , 4 Dec 2017

Where they were once defiant they are now defeated; where they were once nostalgic they are now just buried.

Encouraging signs, but it’s too late for the Sydney Kings

Encouraging signs, but it’s too late for the Sydney Kings

by , 4 Dec 2017

There was a lot to like about the Sydney Kings in Round 8 of the NBL. They couldn’t take a trick, though, and that’s precisely why the predicament they’ve put themselves in means it’s too late for them to impact the 2017-18 season.

Cairns Taipans vs Sydney Kings: NBL live scores, blog

Cairns Taipans vs Sydney Kings: NBL live scores, blog

by , 2 Dec 2017

This match pits two of the struggling sides of the season so far – the Cairns Taipans and the Sydney Kings – against each other. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match at the Cairns Convention Centre on Saturday from 5:30pm AEDT.

Handing out the NBA’s end of season awards after one month, part 2

Handing out the NBA’s end of season awards after one month, part 2

by , 29 Nov 2017

Earlier, I took a look at some of the players that are in contention for a few of the NBA’s yearly awards. I covered MVP, rookie of the year and most improved player.

Handing out the NBA’s end of season awards after one month, part 1

Handing out the NBA’s end of season awards after one month, part 1

by , 28 Nov 2017

Over a month of the NBA season has gone by, and you can look at the data we have in a few different ways.

The danger of a privatised basketball world championship

The danger of a privatised basketball world championship

by , 28 Nov 2017

The 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers have started this weekend. 32 teams from Europe and 16 teams from Asia-Pacific, Americas and Africa each have played the first of five two-game international windows.

Mr Whiteside: Is Miami’s $98-million man really a star?

Mr Whiteside: Is Miami’s $98-million man really a star?

by , 27 Nov 2017

Like Jimmy Gator says in ‘Magnolia’, “We might be through with the past, but the past ain’t through with us.”

Chinese Taipei vs Australia: Basketball World Cup qualifier live scores, blog

Chinese Taipei vs Australia: Basketball World Cup qualifier live scores, blog

by , 24 Nov 2017

The road to the 2019 Basketball World Cup begins for Australia as they face a trip to Chinese Taipei for a game they are expected to win comfortably. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 10pm (AEDT).

A way-too-early look at NBA MVP candidates

A way-too-early look at NBA MVP candidates

by , 23 Nov 2017

The NBA is incredible. In a season that many feared would be dulled by the dominance of the Golden State Warriors, the first month of the NBA has been thrilling across the board.

We’ve learned nothing new in the NBL this year

We’ve learned nothing new in the NBL this year

by , 22 Nov 2017

The NBL is taking a break for the international window for World Cup qualifiers, and it provides a chance to reflect on what we’ve learned. The easy answer is that either the New Zealand Breakers or Perth Wildcats will battle for this season’s championship.

An American sports reporter completely mutilated a meat pie and Australia is furious

An American sports reporter completely mutilated a meat pie and Australia is furious

by , 21 Nov 2017 Video

Ben Simmons may be dunking all over his opponents and flirting with triple-doubles every night – he’s averaging 18/9/8, by the way – but the biggest news to come out of Philadelphia recently has to do with… food?

Magic science: Chris Paul will give the Rockets new life

Magic science: Chris Paul will give the Rockets new life

by , 20 Nov 2017

One day, the graphics in video games will be so life-like that we can hardly tell the difference. Until then, we have the Houston Rockets.

Adelaide 36ers vs Sydney Kings: NBL live scores, blog

Adelaide 36ers vs Sydney Kings: NBL live scores, blog

by , 18 Nov 2017

Adelaide will face the Sydney Kings in round seven of the NBL season – their third match-up of the year. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 5:30pm (AEDT).

Illawarra Hawks continue to defy naysayers

Illawarra Hawks continue to defy naysayers

by , 17 Nov 2017

If history tells us anything it’s that you never write off the Illawarra Hawks nor a team coached by Rob Beveridge.


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