1 Apr 2013

Breakers through to ANBL Grand Final

10:18 pm on 1 April 2013

The New Zealand Breakers are through to their third straight grand final of the Australian National Basketball League after beating the Sydney Kings 99-88 in Monday's semi-final match.

The Breakers had beaten the Kings last week in Auckland 81-64 in the first of three scheduled games.

They trailed the Kings by six points at half time but the defending champions rallied in the second half to open up a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.

The veteran point guard CJ Bruton top scored for the Breakers with 21 points.

The Breakers will meet the Perth Wildcats in a repeat of last year's best of three final series, with game one taking place on Sunday at Auckland's Vector Arena.