2 Apr 2013

Breakers through to ANBL Grand Final

11:53 am on 2 April 2013

The New Zealand Breakers are through to their third straight grand final of the Australian National Basketball League after beating the Sydney Kings 99-88 in Monday's second semi-final.

Trailing the Kings by six points at half-time, the defending champion Breakers rallied in the second half to open up a 10 point lead in the fourth quarter.

The veteran point guard C.J Bruton top scored for the Breakers with 21 points followed by Alex Pledger with 18.

It was the Breakers' second semi-final win in a row after beating the Kings last week in Auckland 81-64.

The Breakers will meet the Perth Wildcats in a repeat of last year's best of three final series, after the Wildcats dispatched the Wollongong Hawks 2-0 in their semi finals.

Game one of the grand final series is on Sunday at Auckland's Vector Arena.