Taipans fall as Breakers find a Spark
IT IS not even the middle of November but the Cairns Taipans are staring down the barrel of must-win games already.
Another sluggish start hurt the Snakes last night against the New Zealand Breakers, with the side belted 104-81 at Spark Arena in Auckland.
The loss sees the Far North Queensland club slump to 1-5.
It will face the NBL champions Melbourne United tomorrow on the road, which looms as a must-win to keep pace with the finals race.
Cairns’ current five-game losing skid is the first for the club since November 2013, when it lost seven in a row.
Import guard pairing DJ Newbill and Melo Trimble shouldered the entire offensive load, which is becoming an alltoo-familiar scenario, in the defeat. Trimble top-scored with 23, continuing to show he can score whenever he likes, but his offensive arsenal is not turning into wins for his new club.