Golden State Warriors ace Stephen Curry says Australian teammate Andrew Bogut is playing with teenage enthusiasm since trimming 10kg in weight.

The Illawarra Hawks, despite being under strength, have coming from behind to beat the Sydney Kings 96-90 in their NBL clash in Wollongong.

Opals great Lauren Jackson says she doesn't feel like a basketballer after being sidelined with injury for so long.

Ben Simmons gave his teammates plenty of assistance but couldn't stop Louisiana State University falling to another college basketball loss.

Australian Ben Simmons suffered his first loss in college basketball, but that didn't stop him being best on court.

Perth Wildcats centre Tom Jervis has labelled the New Zealand Breakers the team to beat ahead of back-to-back games between the fierce rivals.

Andrew Bogut says the Golden State Warriors are motivated by critics and opponents who described their NBA title as a fluke.

The Perth Wildcats have retained second spot on the NBL table after import Casey Prather inspired them to a 91-90 win over Cairns on Sunday.

New Zealand Breakers guard Corey Webster scored a career-high 39 points - 14 of them in the fourth quarter - in a revenge win over Melbourne on Sunday.

Rookie Kristaps Prozingis has wowed NBA fans in New York with 24 points, 17 rebounds and six blocked shots as the Knicks beat the Houston Rockets.

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