It has been a long, grueling journey, the road defeats against the Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz, the six-game trip that began with losses to the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets and ended with one to the Atlanta Hawks, and, now, these latest Texas stumbles against the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs.
Forward Blake Griffin scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers held on for the narrowest of wins over the Atlanta Hawks.
The Sydney Kings' playoff hopes took a heavy body blow in Melbourne on Sunday but they are far from knocked out.
New Basketball ACT president David Leaney says the board faces a pleasant headache in its search for a next chief executive.
Sunday's WNBL grand final may be Kristi Harrower's fairytale retirement if the Spirit win.
Amid the celebrations during Bendigo Spirit's first WNBL title last year, coach Bernie Harrower didn't just tempt fate, he stared it in the eye.
Sydney Kings co-captain Ben Madgen believes most National Basketball League players want to be competing for points at least twice a week, as his side round out the regular season.
The Houston Rockets confirmed their status as championship contenders with a comprehensive drubbing of the Indiana Pacers.
The spectre of ugly history flew over the Los Angeles Lakers again, opened its mouth and dropped more basketball sludge on this wreck of a season.
It would have been easy to write off the Brooklyn Nets early in the season when they were so bad they occupied the bottom rungs of the Eastern Conference, mired in the depths alongside the Knicks and Bucks.