21 Apr 2012

Lemanis says Breakers not aggressive enough in offensive end

10:56 am on 21 April 2012

The New Zealand Breakers coach Andrej Lemanis says not enough aggression in the offensive end was an issue in Friday night's 87-86 loss to the Wildcats in Perth, which squared the National Basketball League grand final series.

The Breakers will return home to defend their title in the deciding game three on Tuesday at Auckland's Vector Arena.

It was a typically tight battle which saw the lead traded on multiple occassions and the Breakers took a 56 - 48 half-time lead - but Perth came out strongly in the third quarter.

Lemanis says only scoring four points in the last five minutes hurt them, as did 21 turnovers throughout the game.