The Sydney Kings play-offs hopes have been dealt a near fatal blow after they were walloped by the Adelaide 36ers on Sunday.
The Perth Heat are facing a hectic travel schedule to defend their Australian Baseball League title after clinching second spot on Friday night.
Canberra Capitals skipper Abby Bishop scored 61 points in two games as her team sent a message to its WNBL finals rivals.
Capitals guard Hanna Zavecz insists the team's injury curse won't be an excuse if they miss the playoffs.
The playing future of NBL veteran and last-minute Sydney Kings recruit Nick Horvath is in doubtbecause of a debilitating knee injury.
Four Australians have the chance to play at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in the league's prestigious BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge game on February 13.
He might be a former NBA star and they might only come up to his hips, but Sydney Kings import Josh Childress' new friends were not holding back on the trash talk.
Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson is expected to play both games of this weekend's "season-defining" road double, coach Carrie Graf declaring her body can now handle two matches in as many days.
The Sydney Kings worked hard to play with the same intensity two nights in a row, but couldn't beat the Cairns Taipans on Saturday night, going down 80-76 at the Cairns Convention Centre.
The Sydney Kings secured a hard-fought away win over the Townsville Crocodiles on Friday night, with ex-NBA star Josh Childress the difference between the two teams.