25 Jan 2013

Breakers beat Kings

11:30 am on 25 January 2013

The New Zealand Breakers turrned in one of their best shooting displays to beat the Sydney Kings 95-76 on the North Shore.

The result was their eighth straight win and moves them well clear at the top of the table, although second placed Perth - who the Breakers have lost twice to and play next Friday night at home in Auckland - have played three games less.

Daryl Corletto scored the first 14 points for the Breakers, including four three-pointers and he finished on 22 points, while Tom Abercrombie had 17.

Coach Andre Lemanis says Corletto has been busting his butt in practice over the past few weeks, and when you see that, it's no surprise to see someone shoot six of eight from the three-point line.

The win was the Breakers' 100th on their home court, and despite a gruelling road schedule of late, Lemanis believes his 16-3 team is in a rhythm that augurs well for Saturday's road game at Wollongong.