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  •   Home > News > Sports >  Subscribe to NZCity's Basketball articles  Basketball
    How the Boomers can beat the US at the Tokyo Olympics
     5 August 2021
    Taking on the US in basketball used to be like facing an unstoppable force and an immovable object all rolled into one. And while it's still kind of that way on the women's side of the draw, the pack has made massive strides against the men's team.
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    Tokyo Olympics updates: Boomers through to semi-final against Team USA after Kookaburras reach hockey gold medal match — as it happened
    4 Aug: The Australian men's basketball team is guaranteed a shot at a medal after thumping Argentina in the quarter-finals, and next face the US on Thursday.... more
    Joe Ingles could control the Boomers' Tokyo Olympics basketball hopes after Rio devastation
    29 Jul: Patty Mills is perhaps the most legendary Boomer, but if the Aussies are to win their first Olympic basketball medal, he's going to need the best version of sharpshooter Joe Ingles by his side.... more
    France end Team USA's 25-match Olympic basketball winning streak
    26 Jul: Lightning has struck twice for France. Two years ago they beat the US at basketball's world championships, now they've ended a 25-match Olympic win streak that dated back to the Athens Games in 2004.... more
    A night to remember for swimmer Erika Fairweather at the Tokyo Olympics
    26 Jul: A night to remember for swimmer Erika Fairweather at the Tokyo Olympics... more
    Tokyo Olympics schedule: Swimming finals, women's road race and Boomers all in action
    25 Jul: Medals will be awarded in the pool with the first swimming finals, and on the road with the women's road race, plus the Boomers get their campaign off and running. Here are the Olympic events to watch out for from Tokyo on Sunday, July 25.... more
    3x3 basketball is making its debut at the Tokyo Olympics. Here's what you need to know
    24 Jul: It's a fast, athletic and aggressive brand of basketball dominated by the sorts of skills and plays you're likely to see at the neighbourhood park — and now it's at the Olympic Games.... more
    The Wellington Saints are National Basketball League champions after a nail-biting 77-75 victory over the Hawke's Bay Hawks in the final in Porirua
    24 Jul: The Wellington Saints are National Basketball League champions after a nail-biting 77-75 victory over the Hawke's Bay Hawks in the final in Porirua... more
    Tokyo Olympics to debut new sports, including skateboarding, surfing, sport climbing and karate
    22 Jul: Depending on how you count it, there are anywhere between four and eight "new" sports at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Here's what they are, how they'll be contested and when you can watch.... more
    In one of the greatest feats at Milwaukee since The Fonz swaggered into town on Happy Days, Giannis Antetokounmpo's 50-point performance has clinched the Bucks an NBA basketball championship for the first time in 50 years
    22 Jul: In one of the greatest feats at Milwaukee since The Fonz swaggered into town on Happy Days, Giannis Antetokounmpo's 50-point performance has clinched the Bucks an NBA basketball championship for the first time in 50 years... more

     Most Popular Recent Basketball News
     11 Jul: There are two players on the New Zealand Breakers roster that guard Tai Webster's excited to share the court with +++++
     25 Jul: Tokyo Olympics schedule: Swimming finals, women's road race and Boomers all in action +++++
     09 Jul: The Phoenix Suns head to Milwaukee for games three and four with a comfortable two games to nil lead under their belts in the NBA finals +++++
     04 Aug: Tokyo Olympics updates: Boomers through to semi-final against Team USA after Kookaburras reach hockey gold medal match — as it happened +++++
     24 Jul: 3x3 basketball is making its debut at the Tokyo Olympics. Here's what you need to know ++++
     14 Jul: Boomers thrash Nigeria 108-69 in Olympic Games warm-up series in Las Vegas ++++
     22 Jul: In one of the greatest feats at Milwaukee since The Fonz swaggered into town on Happy Days, Giannis Antetokounmpo's 50-point performance has clinched the Bucks an NBA basketball championship for the first time in 50 years ++++

     Basketball NewsLinks
      4 Aug: Basketball, university or firefighter? tall fern ella fotu does it all (Stuff.co.nz)
      1 Aug: Australian basketball player aron baynes out at olympics after bathroom incident ()
      28 Jul: Tokyo olympics: usa men's basketball team beat spain to reach last four (BBCWorld)
      27 Jul: U.s. women's basketball records 50th straight olympic victory against nigeria ()
      27 Jul: Basketball: steven adams linked to another nba move (NZ Herald)
      26 Jul: U.s. men fall to france in first olympics loss in 17 years (RadioNZ)
      26 Jul: France end usa's 25-game basketball winning streak (BBCWorld)
      26 Jul: Watch u.s. miss shot after shot in first olympic basketball defeat since 2004 ()
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    Law and Order:
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