28 Jan 2009

New Zealand's only NBA basketballer breaks record

8:11 pm on 28 January 2009

The New Zealand NBA basketballer Sean Marks has achieved another career first after nine years in the premier American league.

Marks has never started more than two games in a row for any franchise but broke that record with his third straight start for the New Orleans Hornets last week.

The New Zealand power forward produced season-highs in points, rebounds, assists and playing minutes in the Hornets 116-108 road loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Hornets next game at home against the Denver Nuggets will be Marks' 150th in an NBA uniform.