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Pacific Jewellers Saints go 3-0 06 Apr 2014 - Pacific Jewellers Saints go 3-0 The Pacific Jewellers Saints have made a wonderful start to the 2014 season winning three games in five days.
Saints Win in Overtime Thriller 03 Apr 2014 - Saints Win in Overtime Thriller Pacific Jewellers Saints have started their season off with an OT win over the Hawks
Sainst Go 3-1 in Pre-season 23 Mar 2014 - Sainst Go 3-1 in Pre-season The Wellington Saints have had a solid outing this weekend winning three of four.
Pacific Jewellers Saints to host Pre-Season Tournament  18 Mar 2014 - Pacific Jewellers Saints to host Pre-Season Tournament The Pacific Jewellers Saints are hosting this weekend 22/23rd March a pre-season tournament before the official Bartercard NBL Tips off on Wedneday 2nd April.
Wellington Saints Find Their Jewel 13 Mar 2014 - Wellington Saints Find Their Jewel The Wellington Saints are pleased to announce Pacific Jewellers as the new naming rights partner for the highly successful Bartercard National Basketball Franchise.
Webster Re-Signs with Saints 05 Mar 2014 - Webster Re-Signs with Saints Shooting guard Corey Webster will return for his third season with the Wellington franchise.
Tall Black Beny Anthony signs with Saints 11 Feb 2014 - Tall Black Beny Anthony signs with Saints The Wellington Saints are excited to announce the signing of Tall Black Beny Anthony for the 2014 season.
Saints Agree to Terms with Aussie Legend Heal 04 Feb 2014 - Saints Agree to Terms with Aussie Legend Heal Arguably one of the biggest names in Australasia basketball and sports, “Shane Heal has agreed to terms with the Wellington Saints to coach them for the 2014 Bartercard National Basketball League Season.
Casey Frank helps Breakers 11 Jan 2014 - Casey Frank helps Breakers The NZ Breakers have bounced back from one of their worst performances of the Australian NBL season, with one of their best in Melbourne on Friday night.
Steven Adams downplays latest ankle injury 07 Jan 2014 - Steven Adams downplays latest ankle injury An ankle injury has failed to sour another breakout NBA performance from New Zealand rookie Steven Adams, as Oklahoma City claimed a thrilling 115-111 win over Minnesota yesterday.
2014 NBL Draw Released 13 Dec 2013 - 2014 NBL Draw Released The Wellington Saints will open their season at home against the Hawks on Wednesday, April 2
Saints Sign Local Dion Prewster 03 Dec 2013 - Saints Sign Local Dion Prewster The Wellington Saints have signed local Dion Prewster, who returns after a successful stint with Hawke’s Bay.
Saints Early Season Membership on Grab One 25 Nov 2013 - Saints Early Season Membership on Grab One Get your season membership early with this great deal on Grab One.
Adams continues to impress for Thunder 09 Oct 2013 - Adams continues to impress for Thunder Kiwi Steven Adams continues to make a positive contribution for the Oklahoma City Thunder in their NBA pre-season campaign. After going for seven points and six rebounds in an eye-catching first-up effort against Turkish club Fenerbahce, the 19-year-old rookie continued his progress in the Thunder's second hitout against the Philadelphia 76ers in Manchester, England, today.
Breaker to Honour Dillon Boucher 08 Oct 2013 - Breaker to Honour Dillon Boucher The Breakers have confirmed they will honour both last year's championship and the retirement of foundation player Dillon Boucher before Thursday night's NBL season opener at Vector Arena.
Breakers 03 Oct 2013 - Breakers' bench boys save them in Hamilton Their starting five will want to improve, but the NZ Breakers bench offered promising signs in Hamilton last night. The three-times reigning Australian National Basketball League champions snatched an 82-81 win over the Dongguan Leopards at Claudelands Arena, with the winning point coming courtesy of a free-throw made by import Kerron Johnson with 1.5 seconds left.
Secondary School Nationals Begin 30 Sep 2013 - Secondary School Nationals Begin Today was the first day of the New Zealand National Secondary School Championships which are held in Palmerston North.
Steven Adams embraces daily grind of NBA 23 Aug 2013 - Steven Adams embraces daily grind of NBA Far from star-struck, Steven Adams is embracing the daily grind of an NBA player as he aims to make an immediate impact in his rookie season.
Four Saint players feature against the Boomers 15 Aug 2013 - Four Saint players feature against the Boomers Corey Webster and Casey Frank had big games in the Tall Black 11 point loss to the Boomers.
Adams value at OKC goes sky high 12 Aug 2013 - Adams value at OKC goes sky high The Oklahoma City Thunder clearly have big plans for their Kiwi rookie Steven Adams, making him one of the highest paid athletes in New Zealand sport.
Saints Job Vacancies 07 Aug 2013 - Saints Job Vacancies Wellington Saints Basketball is searching for expressions of interest for three job positions for the 2014 Bartercard National Basketball League season to join their winning culture.
Tall Blacks finish China tour with a Win 06 Aug 2013 - Tall Blacks finish China tour with a Win Guard Corey Webster led the Tall Blacks with 16 points as they ended their eight-game China tour with an 83-70 win over the local Liaoning club side at Zhongshan on China's south coast. A pair of three-pointers from Webster late in the third quarter helped prise the Kiwis from their rivals' grasp, after they had seen a 13-point lead dwindle to just two soon after halftime.
Gasol ready to reassert himself 31 Jul 2013 - Gasol ready to reassert himself With Dwight Howard gone and Kobe Bryant injured, Pau Gasol is eager to reassert himself as a leader of the Los Angeles Lakers. Gasol said that he wants, knees allowing, to be the dominant player of old who helped Bryant and Co. win back-to-back NBA titles in 2009 and 2010.
Tall Blacks beat Cameroon 29 Jul 2013 - Tall Blacks beat Cameroon Same scoreline, different result for the Tall Blacks. Skipper Mika Vukona slotted a free throw in the dying seconds as New Zealand edged Cameroon 63-62 in China last night. It was the same score as two days earlier, when China pipped the Kiwis on the final buzzer, but this time the basketball gods were smiling at them as Vukona nailed one of two free-throw attempts with seconds remaining to secure the win in Shenzhen.
Tall Blacks fall to China 79-67 25 Jul 2013 - Tall Blacks fall to China 79-67 Nenad Vucinic's young Tall Blacks team got a tough introduction to international basketball, falling 79-67 to China in Yinchuan, northern China.
16 year old Lea 19 Jul 2013 - 16 year old Lea'fa makes Tall Blacks Sixteen-year-old Wellington schoolboy Izayah Mauriohooho Le'afa is the bolter in Nenad Vucinic's 13-strong Tall Blacks squad to tour China.
Saints defeat Philippines National team 17 Jul 2013 - Saints defeat Philippines National team A Wellington Saints invitation team has beaten the Philippines national team 100-96.
Sharks upset Saints in Semi 14 Jul 2013 - Sharks upset Saints in Semi The Southland Sharks have advanced to the franchise’s first NBL grand final by stunning hot favourites the Wellington Saints 81-66 at Pettigrew Green Arena.
Lindsay Tait raring to go as Saints hunt Sharks 13 Jul 2013 - Lindsay Tait raring to go as Saints hunt Sharks The NBL'S lucky charm, Lindsay Tait, has declared himself fit and ready as he lines up a seventh championship in Napier this weekend. The 31-year-old point guard is gunning for his fourth straight title, having won in 2010 and 2011 with the Wellington Saints and last year with the now-defunct Auckland Pirates.
Saints face Southland Sharks in Semi 08 Jul 2013 - Saints face Southland Sharks in Semi The seedings for the Hawkes Bay Final Four have been selected and the Saints will face the Southland Sharks for the second time in eight days.
Saints secure sixth NBL regular season crown 06 Jul 2013 - Saints secure sixth NBL regular season crown Catch us if you can say the Wellington Saints, who clinched the NBL's regular season title by beating the Southland Sharks 104-93 tonight at TSB Bank Arena.
Saints, Sharks ready to decide regular season 05 Jul 2013 - Saints, Sharks ready to decide regular season The two hottest teams in New Zealand collide in Wellington tonight as the NBL regular season title goes on the line at TSB Bank Arena.
Saints Win Eight in a Row 02 Jul 2013 - Saints Win Eight in a Row The Wellington Saints are on a role, winning eight in a row and are top of the table
Saints On Top 26 Jun 2013 - Saints On Top WELLINGTON SAINTS have moved to the top of the Bartercard NBL table with a 107-87 win over JAMES BLOND SUPER CITY RANGERS.
Saints v Rangers Postponed to Tuesday June 25 21 Jun 2013 - Saints v Rangers Postponed to Tuesday June 25 Due to the severe weather conditions around the country tonight's game against the Waitakere Rangers will not go ahead.
Import doing the business for Wellington Saints 20 Jun 2013 - Import doing the business for Wellington Saints Sam Worthington - Dominion Post Bryant Markson's basketball claim to fame is being a college team-mate of Andrew Bogut.
Former Saint Hoping for NBA Draft Night Invite 20 Jun 2013 - Former Saint Hoping for NBA Draft Night Invite Sam Worthington - Dominion Post The Steven Adams camp is confident his name will be called at next week's NBA draft but the more pressing concern is whether they'll get an invite.
Saints on a Roll 05 Jun 2013 - Saints on a Roll The Wellington Saints are on a roll with a four game winning streak
Saints v Hawks Live Stream 01 Jun 2013 - Saints v Hawks Live Stream Tonight the Wellington Saints play on the road against the Bay Hawks. The game will be streamed live through Sportswebcasts.com
Saints End Nuggets Streak 29 May 2013 - Saints End Nuggets Streak The Wellington Saints have put an end to the OceanaGold Nuggets unbeaten run, defeating them 102-93 at TSB Bank Arena.
Biggest Game of the Year for the Saints 28 May 2013 - Biggest Game of the Year for the Saints The Wellington Saints have arguably their toughest test of the year when they host the 8-0 OceanaGold Nuggets tonight.
Hell 100 Point Pizza 27 May 2013 - Hell 100 Point Pizza If the Saints score 100 points at any of the remaining home games they are shouting free pizza!!
Former Saints Hurts Wellington 15 May 2013 - Former Saints Hurts Wellington Erron Maxey brought the house down on Saturday. Part of it, at least. With 15 seconds left in overtime in the National Basketball League game between the Nelson Giants and Wellington's Saints, the Giants trailed by one but had the ball in swingman Josh Pace's hands.
Big Game for Saints in Nelson 11 May 2013 - Big Game for Saints in Nelson The Wellington Saints will play a tough game against fierce rivals the Nelson Giants
Saints Highlights 09 May 2013 - Saints Highlights Check out Highlights from our first two home games of the season
Saints Drop First Game of the Season 08 May 2013 - Saints Drop First Game of the Season The Wellington Saints five game winning streak came to an end, losing to the Manawatu Jets 112-96
Saints on the Top of the Table with Four Wins 28 Apr 2013 - Saints on the Top of the Table with Four Wins The Wellington Saints go to 4-0, defeating the Zerofees Southland Sharks 83-75 on Sunday and Taranaki last Friday night.
26 Apr 2013 - 'Humbled' Saints captain happy to rough it up New Wellington Saints captain Damien Ekenasio is crystal clear about his job description. "My role in the team is to go out there and rough things up a little bit," Ekenasio said ahead of tonight's NBL home opener against the Taranaki Mountain Airs. "We've got a lot of guys that can score the baskets, so that's just what I do."
Mills 22 Apr 2013 - Mills' display answers his naysayers Jordan Mills hopes Saturday's career best 33-point haul for the Wellington Saints will end the courtside chatter about his worth to the team. "I felt kind of relieved to have a game like that so I can put a lot of people's doubts to rest," said Mills, the son of Saints owner Nick Mills.
Boucher ready to take orders from old mate Pero 19 Apr 2013 - Boucher ready to take orders from old mate Pero Sam Worthington - Dominion Post Dillon Boucher is eyeing his Wellington Saints debut tonight with a mixture of excitement and dread. Excitement, because he believes the Saints have assembled a roster capable of winning the National Basketball League, and dread, because his new coach is old Tall Blacks team-mate Pero Cameron.
Saints Defeat Giants in Blenheim 15 Apr 2013 - Saints Defeat Giants in Blenheim The Saints have ended their pre-season nicely with a 82-77 win over the Nelson Giants at Stadium 2000, Blenheim
 Boucher hustles toward lucky 13 12 Apr 2013 - Boucher hustles toward lucky 13 There's only one number this retiring Breaker really cares about in his career. Dillon Boucher always knew he was fast. He may not have been able to jump the highest and he may not have had the sweetest jump shot, but he thought he was as quick as anyone.
BRING ON 2013! 09 Apr 2013 - BRING ON 2013! Welcome to the 2013 National Basketball season. The 2013 season is shaping up to be an exciting time for the Wellington Saints, including this new and improved website you’re currently checking out.
Importing a Saint in 24 hours 03 Apr 2013 - Importing a Saint in 24 hours Wellington Saints first import Andrew Warren has arrived after an exhausting 24 hour flight over Easter weekend from Indianapolis to Wellington. The 1.96 metre American Guard has just finished playing in Cyrus for Apollon returning early after losing in the Quarter Finals. Staring as a shooting guard at Bradley University between 2006 and 2010, Warren averaged 13 points per game for the Cairns Taipans in the 2011-12 Australian NBL season.
Tait arrives to challenge Cameron 05 Mar 2013 - Tait arrives to challenge Cameron Superstar Point Guard Lindsay Tait arrived in Wellington yesterday to prepare for the 2013 Bartercard NBL season. 30 year old Tait won his third consecutive championship title last year and will be aiming to make it four this season, a challenge to coach Pero Cameron, who won four consecutive NBL titles for the Waikato Pistons from 1999 to 2002. Tait, who has been residing in Auckland is excited to be back, and ready to begin training for what has become a highly anticipated Saints season.
Saints Sign Hobbit 21 Feb 2013 - Saints Sign Hobbit Gandalf’s stunt double Mike Homik has come out of retirement and committed to the Saints for the 2013 season. The highly respected 34 year old Power Forward played for the Manawatu Jets in the 2012 Bartercard NBL season before retiring from basketball to concentrate on his duties as Gandalf’s stunt double in the Hobbit. Saints Head Coach Pero Cameron is very excited about the signing of Homik. “ Mike is a great guy to have in the team this year. He’s a veteran with great leadership, defensive presence, and he fits our team Ethos”.
Tait signs multi-year deal with Saints 05 Dec 2012 - Tait signs multi-year deal with Saints Tall Blacks Point Guard Lindsay Tait has signed a multi-year deal with the Wellington Saints, becoming the largest agreement in the clubs 30 year history. 30 year old Tait claimed his third consecutive championship title this season while playing for the Auckland Pirates. Tait has won 7 championships while playing in the NZ NBL. Three titles with the Auckland Stars between 2000 and 2007, two back to back titles for the Saints in 2010 and 2011, and most recently the Auckland Pirates in 2012.

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Pacific Jewellers Saints go 3-0 06 Apr 2014 - Pacific Jewellers Saints go 3-0 The Pacific Jewellers Saints have made a wonderful start to the 2014 season winning three games in five days.
Saints Win in Overtime Thriller 03 Apr 2014 - Saints Win in Overtime Thriller Pacific Jewellers Saints have started their season off with an OT win over the Hawks
Sainst Go 3-1 in Pre-season 23 Mar 2014 - Sainst Go 3-1 in Pre-season The Wellington Saints have had a solid outing this weekend winning three of four.
Pacific Jewellers Saints to host Pre-Season Tournament  18 Mar 2014 - Pacific Jewellers Saints to host Pre-Season Tournament The Pacific Jewellers Saints are hosting this weekend 22/23rd March a pre-season tournament before the official Bartercard NBL Tips off on Wedneday 2nd April.

Points Table 2014

W L P
Wellington Saints 3 0 6
Otago Nuggets 1 0 2
Manawatu Jets 1 0 2
HBS Bank Hawks 1 1 2
Waikato Pistons 1 1 2
Waitakere Rangers 0 1 0
Canterbury Rams 0 1 0
Taranaki Mountainairs 0 1 0
Nelson Giants 0 1 0
Southland Sharks 0 1 0

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