12 Apr 2012

Breakers draw first blood with OT win

11:20 pm on 12 April 2012

The defending champion New Zealand Breakers are in the boxseat of their Australian National Basketball League Grand Final after beating the Perth Wildcats in overtime in the first match-up in Auckland's Vector Arena.

The Breakers won 104-98 in overtime and now head to Perth next week for the second match in the best of three series.

The Breakers blew a 15-point lead at the half-way mark but fought back in the fourth quarter to level the scores at full-time and a crucial three-pointer by veteran CJ Bruton in overtime effectively sealed the victory.