Basketball is one of Germany's most popular sports, behind football. Still, Germany has only had limited success at the top level, with the national team only once winning the European Championships, back in 1993.
Germany's most successful players ply their trade in the USA. Dirk Nowitzki and Dennis Schröder also play with the German national team at international tournaments too. Find a collation of all of DW's latest basketball news below.
Australian officials said their players were "bruised and battered" during a massive fight at an Asian qualifier. But one Philippine official said he was proud of his country's team for "standing our ground."
NBA All-Star Joakim Noah faces a 20-game unpaid suspension after failing a doping test. The New York Knicks center, son of French tennis legend Yannick Noah, tested positive for a substance similar to anabolic steroids.