As the new NBA season gets under way in North America, Jeff Cheshire looks at how the league is shaping up this year.
Chinese organisers cancelled a fan event on the eve of a National Basketball Association (NBA) exhibition game in Shanghai.
The Australian National Basketball League begins tonight, although the New Zealand Breakers will have to wait two weeks for their first game.
The Tall Ferns beat Chinese Taipei 71-56 late on Saturday night in their playoff for fifth and sixth at the 2019 Fiba Asia Cup in Bangalore.
The Tall Ferns were beaten 67-44 by China in their opening game at the Asia Cup in Bangalore on Tuesday.
The Tall Blacks have earned themselves a shot at playing at next year's Olympics with a 102-101 win over Turkey at the World Cup in China.
The New Zealand men's basketball team has dramatically kept alive its hopes of qualifying for next year's Tokyo Olympics by beating the much higher ranked Turkey 102-101 in a thriller in Dongguan.
Otago schools St Kevin's College and Kavanagh College were to the fore in regional tournaments which finished at the weekend.