11 Jan 2014

Breakers beat Tigers in Melbourne

11:58 am on 11 January 2014

The New Zealand Breakers have upset the Melbourne Tigers 93-87 in their ANBL basketball clash in Melbourne.

Tom Abercrombie top scored for the struggling Breakers with 21 points and their sixth win of the season ended the Tigers six-match winning streak.

Mika Vukona put in one of his all-time great performances, recording 17 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and two steals in a dominant end-to-end display.

Breakers coach Dean Vickerman says Vukona stayed out of foul trouble and was a beast.

Vickerman says they've had a really tough road stretch and to pick up a win in Sydney and now a win in Melbourne without Alex Pledger, is really pleasing.

The Tigers remain third in the standings and the Breakers sixth.