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Not a lot go­ing for the new-look Break­ers these days. After a promis­ing start — wins in three of their first four games — it is start­ing to fall apart. They have won only once since those en­cour­ag­ing early ef­forts and now sit sixth equal with only the strug­gling Taipans be­low them. Perth, Mel­bourne and Syd­ney, even at this early stage, look com­fort­ably on course for the top four but it prom­ises to be a dog­fight for the fourth place with Bris­bane, Ade­laide, the Break­ers and Illawarra in that bat­tle. The Break­ers are back at Spark Arena to­mor­row af­ter­noon to face the

An­drew Bog­art-led Syd­ney Kings for the sec­ond time in three weeks. After trail­ing 52-39 at half­time, the Break­ers were never in it even­tu­ally los­ing by 13 last time. Bog­art has been cen­tral to Syd­ney's suc­cess lead­ing all play­ers in re­bounds (av­er­age 12-pergame) and blocks (3.3-pergame and more than dou­ble the next best). Scor­ing has been an is­sue for the Auck­land-based fran­chise. While

Perth's Bryce Cot­ton leads with a 24.2 points pergame av­er­age, Tai Wes­ley is best for the Break­ers at

16.2ppg. Some­one must think it is go­ing to be close to­mor­row how­ever with the odds-mak­ers hav­ing them both at $1.90.

● Aus­tralian NBL, to­day 4.30pm; to­mor­row 2pm,

4.30pm, 7pm; Mon­day 9.30pm; Fri­day 11.30pm.

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