29 Jan 2013

Breakers set for crunch home match against Perth

5:04 am on 29 January 2013

The New Zealand Breakers have revenge in mind going into their season-defining NBL basketball match against the Perth Wildcats on Friday night in Auckland's Vector Arena.

The Breakers have won nine straight games, and Perth have won 10 of their last 11 games, after outlasting Townsville with a thrilling 62-59 win at home at the weekend.

Perth beat the Breakers with double point margins in their two previous meetings this season, but Friday's match looks likely to produce a much closer contest.

Perth need to win to keep alive any chance of toppling the Breakers from first place.