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.