2 Mar 2013

Breakers crush Adelaide

11:56 am on 2 March 2013

A two-week break appears to have helped the New Zealand Breakers as they crushed the Adelaide 36ers 104-79 in their Australian basketball league clash in Auckland.

Led by 18 points from point guard Cedric Jackson, the Breakers shot 62 percent from the field and had six players scoring in double figures, including a 11-point, seven-assist, five-rebound performance from Mika Vukona.

Ahead by five at half-time the Breakers dominated the third quarter 30-12, pouring in 10 unanswered points to take their advantage past 20 points and to safety.

The Breakers New Zealand have now won their last 14 meetings with the Sixers.

Coach Andrej Lemanis admits his side did show some rust in the first half, but their mind set was better in the second.

The Breakers are now three losses ahead of Perth on top of the standings as the Wildcats went on to lose at Cairns. Adelaide remain last.