23 Mar 2013

Perth too good for the Breakers

12:56 pm on 23 March 2013

One streak was going to end when the NBL's top two teams clashed on Friday night and it was the Perth Wildcats who beat the New Zealand Breakers 73-58 to win their 13th straight game at Perth Arena.

The Wildcats' victory saw the Breakers' 16-game winning run come to an end with Perth also ensuring it took an empathic 3-1 series win over the Breakers with an overall points advantage of 44 from the four games.

However, both Perth and the Breakers will now eagerly await confirmation of their semi-final opponents with the Wildcats finishing second with a 22-6 record and the defending champions first for a third straight season, with 24-4.

Corey Webster top-scored for the Breakers with 18 points on eight-of-12 shooting from the field with Mika Vukona adding 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Cedric Jackson had just three points, but six assists, five boards and four steals.

CJ Bruton threatened to shoot the Breakers back into the game in the last quarter, but the deficit was a stretch too far with the Cats holding on to win by 13.