Australia reach semi-finals

The Boomers sealed a sixth consecutive victory in the tournament to make history at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center on Wednesday.

Australia took charge in the third quarter, outscoring the Czechs by 30 points to 18 to seize control and went on to set up a last-four showdown with Spain in Beijing on Friday.

Mills, Chris Goulding and Andrew Bogut played key roles for Andrej Lemanis' side, scoring 48 points between them to ensure a brilliant performance from Tomas Satoransky was in vain.

Melanesian teams compete for FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup

The FIBA Melanesia Cup will feature the best teams from Papua New Guinea, Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands all vying for the chances to claim the converted Melanesian Cup.

Not only that, they will also battle it out to secure the top three positions to qualify them for the 2019 Pacific Games.

The FIBA Melanesian Basketball Cup is one of the three new Oceania sub-zone competitions comprising of the Melanesian, Micronesian and Polynesian regions

FIBA Oceania calls Gold Coast home

Mayor Tom Tate made the announcement  alongside FIBA President Horacio Muratore, who is visiting the Gold Coast to open the Regional Office and meet with GOLDOC and Basketball Australia representatives.

"This is the first sporting organisation the city has attracted through our new Sport Attraction Program, and the first centred around the new indoor sporting facilities being constructed for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GamesT(GC2018)," he said.