The New Zealand Breakers have kept their flickering NBL finals hopes alive with a thrilling 88-87 win over the top-of-the-table Adelaide 36ers.
The Dunedin club basketball calendar could receive two notable additions this year.
The Otago Goldrush will play five home games this year.
A strong performance by Steven Adams has been outshone this afternoon, with the San Antonio Spurs claiming a 108-94 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Otago will get a taste of NBL-level basketball this year.
If the Breakers do indeed miss the Australian NBL playoffs - which now appears fait accompli - tonight's disaster in Sydney will explain why.
Basketball Otago is adding some spice to its development programme this weekend.
Breakers forward Akil Mitchell is in good spirits and has avoided serious damage after suffering a sickening eye injury during his side's loss to the Cairns Taipans last night.
Breakers forward Akil Mitchell appears to have avoided serious damage after suffering a sickening eye injury during his side's loss to the Cairns Taipans tonight.
It seems Steven Adams has well and truly recovered from the concussion that last week saw him stuck on the sidelines.
Olivia O'Neill has had a busy time juggling her two sports of late.
American import Kevin Dillard has shrugged off a slow start to lead the New Zealand Breakers to a crucial 95-86 defeat of the Illawarra Hawks in Wollongong.
Breakers coach Paul Henare is right - attempting to calculate the playoff permutations as the Australian NBL hits the home stretch would give anyone a headache.
With each successive defeat, Carmelo Anthony's stay in New York becomes more contentious as his future with the Knicks is put into question.
This month sports writer Adrian Seconi catches up with the big centre.
Sport can be full of surprises but sometimes a game will unfold exactly how recent history suggested it would.
The New Zealand Breakers appear poised to announce the signing of another United States import to boost their patched-up roster.
The NBA has released the results of the first round of All Star fan voting and there is a surprise among the top vote-getters.
Embattled NZ Breakers guard Corey Webster has admitted he's scared of the hip surgery that will keep him off the court for the rest of the Australian NBL season.
Steven Adams has had a night to remember despite his Oklahoma City Thunder going down in a close game today.