Thursday night's game between the SKY Sport New Zealand Breakers and Illawarra Hawks became the most watched NBL game in league history with 1.9 million Facebook streams.

The game featured RJ Hampton and LaMelo Ball.

There was an estimated 5 million views on highlight packages shared through social media.

“It reinforces the NBL’s status as the second best domestic basketball league in the world and our commitment to make the game available to more people to watch when and how they choose across different platforms as we continue to grow our audience across Australia and globally," added NBL executive chairman Larry Kestelman.