5 Jul 2014

Hawks vs Saints in NBL final

5:09 am on 5 July 2014

Hawke's Bay will play the Wellington Saints in the National Basketball League final in the capital.

The top-seeded Hawks romped past the defending champions Southland 100-87, then the Saints beat the Nelson Giants 88-71, in the night's second semi-final in Wellington.

That defeat ended the career of the Giants' former Tall Black Phill Jones, who is retiring.