30 Oct 2009

Breakers come from behind again to beat Adelaide

10:53 am on 30 October 2009

The home crowd again helped the New Zealand Breakers come from behind to another Australian National Basketball League victory, this time in over-time as they beat the Adelaide 36ers 99-91.

CJ Bruton sank a three-pointer at the end of regulation time to level the scores at 84-84, the Breakers then taking control in over-time.

Bruton finished with 25 points, Tom Abercrombie 20 and Rick Rickert 16.

The Breakers were ahead by 18 at half-time, but went cold soon afterwards with the 36ers taking the lead with 10 minutes to play.

The home side again struggled from three-point range without star shooter Kirk Penney, shooting just four from 22 attempts.

The win keeps the Breakers perfect record at home and they remain third on the NBL ladder with four wins and three losses.