One of the most exciting NBA regular seasons we've ever seen is finished, and now begins an even more gripping postseason.
AIRDATE: The 2016 NBA All-Star Game | #NBA @Foxtel @ESPNAusNZSport
This year’s All-Star Game is set to feature 24 of the best players in the league with first-time selections ready to put themselves among NBA’s elite.
Australian Ben Simmons ready to take the US on ESPN | @Foxtel @ESPNAusNZSport
Ben Simmons, the 19 year old, 6’10 basketball sensation from Melbourne, is poised to take college hoops by storm this summer and ESPN Australia will bring you all the action.
Nine Network signs new deal to broadcast National Basketball LeagueSport
The Nine Network has signed a new deal with National Basketball League, which will see it become the free-to-air home of Basketball in this country.
Fox Sports signs 5 year deal to broadcast National Basketball League Live @FoxtelSport
The National Basketball League and Fox Sports have announced a five-year deal that will see the pay-tv channel broadcast all games of the NBL live in High Definition.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets - Live NBA continues this weekend on ESPNSport
The master plan at Cleveland is all starting to come together. When the Cavs hired coach David Blatt, drafted Andrew Wiggins with the no.1 overall pick and then signed Kyrie Irving to a vital five-year contract extension over the last two weeks of June
Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors - Live this Saturday on ESPN @FoxtelSport
Saturday 7th March LIVE @ 2pm on ESPN
A colossal contest between the Warriors and the Nets saw battling contributions from Steph Curry and big man Andrew Bogut – the big-man little-man combination is a match made in heaven at times.
Though, in an attempt to seal an unlikely victory after a Curry-inspired comeback in the final quarter, Bogut threw possession back to the Nets and Jarrett Jack had the last word with a jump shot - sealing a 110-108 win at the death in an epic finale.
The Warriors may feel a little disappointed despite their gallant efforts; only a night earlier they rallied from 26 down to beat the Celtics, helped largely by another virtuoso performance from Curry (who helped himself to 37 points). Another key component of this Warriors team is Draymond Green, who has been linked with pastures new in the summer.
After a textbook defensive performance against the Celtics, Green reminded fans and teammates alike to appreciate the great thing they have going this season, in a sport where players relocating is embedded within its fabric: “This team right here, this team will probably never be together again. That’s just the nature of the business. One addition, one subtraction, this isn’t together no more. So take advantage while you got it. Because I’m sure this team will never be together again.”
The team who will strive to break the harmony in this one is the Mavs (40-22), who have lost the previous two matches against Golden State this season. They have also conceded 80 points to Steph Curry alone in those two matchups, most recently he scored 51. Dallas dominated the early proceedings in that one which will give them something to build from; the much-maligned Rajon Rondo will want to start making positive contributions on the court (harmony is not a word you could use in reference to Rondo and the Mavericks right now).
After a long stretch on the road, the Warriors will enjoy some long-awaited home comforts. It’s hard to see the Mavericks spoiling the party.
NBA All-Star Basketball - Live this weekend on ESPN @FoxtelSport
There will never be an occasion where more collective talent assembles on a basketball court than during the NBA All-Star game.
Blazers vs Spurs - Thunder vs Lakers: Massve NBA Double Header on ESPN @FoxtelSport
When The Garden Was Eden - 30 for 30 on ESPN @FoxtelSport
Michael Rapaport directs and narrates ‘When The Garden Was Eden’ – a film in the ’30 for 30’ series which takes a trip down memory lane to celebrate the New York Knicks side which lit up Madison Square Garden during the seventies.