THE Adelaide 36ers have forgotten the NBL's incompetence to beat New Zealand on Sunday to go a long way to securing a top-two finish.
THE NBL returned to action on Friday night after a tumultuous and embarrassing week for the league with Perth, Sydney and Wollongong all recording victories.
THERE were just three NBA games as trade deadline moves grabbed the headlines involving Danny Granger, Andre Miller, Spencer Hawes and Antawn Jamison.
ONCE again Australian guard Patty Mills took advantage of San Antonio's absence of Tony Parker to fire the Spurs to a thrilling win over the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA.
AUSTRALIAN guard Patty Mills continued to shine in San Antonio's absence of Tony Parker with another 25 points on Tuesday as the Spurs beat the Clippers.