'Diesel' couldn't prevent NZ from falling to consecutive defeats.
The Kiwi centre left the Breakers camp in February for personal reasons.
The Kiwi NBA centre returned in style after an ankle injury.
The Kiwi side sit second from bottom on the ANBL ladder.
The film is the sequel to the 1996 original, which starred the legendary Michael Jordan.
Basketball has seen huge growth at youth level in recent years.
Alex Pledger, 34, has been diagnosed after months of illness.
NZ couldn't hold on to their 16-point halftime lead in Bendigo.
The Lakers MVP candidate has left Sunday's (NZ time) game with a right ankle injury.