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Starting 5: Are the Phoenix rising faster than we anticipated?

After the hottest of starts, can the league's newest franchise, the South East Melbourne Phoenix, keep on winning? Here are five things to look out for in Round 3.

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NBL Top 10 Plays: Round 2

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Hawks vs. Taipans

Hawks claim first NBL season win v Taipans

The home side won a thriller in Wollongong, Hawks centre AJ Ogilvy nailing a free throw in the last second to secure the result.

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The Best of NBL LaMelo Vol. 1

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Round 2

Phoenix blow out the Bullets

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The science behind the Phoenix's amazing early chemistry

The South East Melbourne Phoenix remain undefeated in their NBL history after blowing away the Brisbane Bullets on Sunday evening, showcasing a sparkling chemistry which is unusual in startup franchises.

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Phoenix thump Bullets, continue dream start

South East Melbourne have launched a three-point barrage at home to defeat Brisbane by 20 points, improving to 2-0 in their debut NBL season.

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Round 2

Sydney Kings sail past the 36ers

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Kings thrash 36ers by 22 points in NBL

Sydney have spread the load in a crushing 102-80 NBL win over Adelaide at Qudos Bank Arena in the Kings' season opener.

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Kevin Martin Feature

Kevin Martin and how the NBA is invading the NBL

Former NBA sharp-shooter Kevin Martin heads a consortium that now owns a 37.5 percent stake of the Brisbane Bullets. He speaks to ESPN about why it was an easy decision to invest in the "second best basketball league in the world."

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Kevin Martin: From NBA star to NBL owner

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HAWKS VS. BULLETS

LaMelo Ball lives up to the hype, and then some, in NBL debut

In his first professional match in Australia, NBL Next Star LaMelo Ball met all expectations and showed flashes that will excite local fans and NBA scouts alike.

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Hawks lose on LaMelo's debut

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LaMelo shines but Bullets down Hawks

The Brisbane Bullets have opened their NBL season with a nine-point win over the Illawarra Hawks.

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OPENING WEEK

White three-pointer sees Wildcats home

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Perth's White breaks United's heart in NBL

Terrico White, the hero in the Wildcat's NBL championship win, has dropped a three-pointer late to pip Melbourne United 94-93 in Perth.

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Opening week

White three-pointer sees Wildcats home

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Kings surge to beat Cairns in NBL thriller

A Casper Ware-led Sydney Kings produced a decisive final quarter to overrun the Taipans in their NBL opener in Cairns.

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SEASON PREVIEW

NBL Starting 5: The biggest talking points of opening week

Opening Day for National Basketball League means that everything is reset to zero; wins, losses, recriminations... The only thing that's not at a low ebb? Expectations, writes Steve Smith.

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The top 20 players of NBL20: 10-1

From league veterans to newcomers, Warren Yiu has ranked the top end talent taking part in NBL20. Here is part two of the his NBL top 20 players.

Defence powering Perth's push for back-to-back crowns

Damian Martin and Trevor Gleeson lay the foundation for what the Perth Wildcats must do to win a second straight NBL title.

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Bullets hungry for NBL Championship

The Brisbane Bullets believe they have the personnel both on and off the court to get the job done this season.

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Culture and leadership key for Melbourne United

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SEASON PREVIEW

Pierce: More young Americans should play in the NBL

NBA legend Paul Pierce hopes to see far more young Americans skipping college in order to play basketball in Australia and New Zealand, saying players have every right to earn money straight out of high school.

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NBL20 season preview: Teams 4-1

The NBL season is almost upon us, and Warren Yiu is here to preview each team and project their seasons ahead. Here are the teams ranked 4 to 1.

NBL20 Season Preview: Teams 9 to 5

The NBL season is almost upon us, and Warren Yiu is here to preview each team and project their seasons ahead. Here are the teams ranked 9 to 5.

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Creek to fire for Phoenix despite NBA unknown

Boomers forward Mitch Creek is excited to lead NBL newcomers South East Melbourne Phoenix, but is still open to playing in the NBA should a deal arise.

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Wildcats ace drops weight for longevity

Perth Wildcats skipper Damian Martin says he has lost weight and done extra leg work in a bid to stay fit for the looming NBL season.

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Boomers: in their own words

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NBL Pre season matches

Kings overcome Breakers

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Larry Kestelman: The man who saved Australian basketball

Earlier this decade, the NBL and basketball in Australia was on life support, but one passionate man with a vision has managed to turn things around and make the sport relevant once again Down Under.

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The man who saved Australian basketball

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LaMelo Ball has first run with Hawks

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LaMelo Ball happy with NBL fit at Hawks

LaMelo Ball has taken confidence from Terrance Ferguson's journey from the NBL to the NBA as he prepares for his professional debut with Illawarra.

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Melbourne's growing NBA love affair

In a city where Aussie Rules football has always reigned supreme, a proud American sporting culture has somehow managed to entrench itself and is showing no sign of disappearing any time soon.

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Australia's basketball heartland

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Five reasons to get excited about the 2019-20 NBL season

Emerging superstars, a hectic player movement period and much, much more. Here are the five biggest reasons to get excited for the 2019-20 NBL season, writes Warren Yiu.

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NBL lands on ESPN: the home of basketball

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ESPN to televise 59 prime time NBL games

ESPN will televise 59 prime time NBL games under a two-year agreement that sees Australia's premier basketball competition align with the sport's broadcast home Down Under.

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