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LDS New Zealand basketball team captain sits out Sunday championship game

The absence of Bay Hawks captain Paora Winitana looms as a potentially decisive factor heading into the final four of the NBL in Wellington this weekend.

Winitana will suit up on Saturday night for the Hawks' semifinal clash with the Wellington Saints but, should his side advance, the former Tall Black will be unable to take the court for Sunday's final.

The small forward is a Mormon bishop and will sit out the showpiece - against either the Auckland Pirates or the Manawatu Jets - for religious regions for the second year running.

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