NBA, today 3pm; tomorrow 2.30pm; Thursday 2pm; Friday 2pm/4.30pm. ANBL, today 7.30pm/9.30pm; tomorrow 5pm/9pm; Thursday 9.30pm; Friday 9.30pm.
There’s plenty of hoops for fans of both the NBA and Australian NBL. The Breakers continue to spring the surprises and defied the odds by emerging from last weekend atop the standings. Only perennial rivals Perth remain in touch at this early stage. They met here on Thursday and go at it again after making the long haul west. The Breakers have shown their resilience and determination in closing out some tight matches, as Sydney, one of the more favoured teams, have been in freefall to the bottom of the ladder. The stand-off in Perth is the second of two games tomorrow. The NBA is in full swing, with five matches on our screens this week, including games featuring hot favourites Golden State and Cleveland. The Warriors meet the 76ers tomorrow and the Celtics on Friday, while the Cavs face the Hornets on Thursday. The Cavs have been slow out of the blocks and sit well down in 12th in the East, which is headed by the Celtics. The 76ers are seventh with a 5 & 4 record. Golden State are third in the West at 7 & 3, just behind the Rockets who lead at 8 & 3.