24 Feb 2015

Breakers not worried by recent form

4:20 pm on 24 February 2015

The Breakers aren't concerned by their form slump heading into their National Basketball League playoff series against the Adelaide 36ers.

Reuben Te Rangi (L) and Mika Vukona

Reuben Te Rangi (L) and Mika Vukona Photo: PHOTOSPORT

They enter the best of three semi-final series, having lost four of their last six regular season games, while Adelaide are the hottest team in the league having won 10 in a row.

The coach, Dean Vickerman, says they were experimenting over the last month of the season, but will be bringing their A game for the playoffs.

"Over this last little period, we tried a lot of plan B things in case something happens in the finals," he said.

"For us right now it's about getting back to everything that is core for us and everything that we trust and believe in and having some plan B things to fall back on as well."

Another key to success for the Breakers will be a healthy squad and Vickerman says they're in good shape after dealing with various injuries throughout the season.

Mika Vukona had a flat performance against the Taipans on Sunday after dealing with illness during the week, but says the team will put all their niggles behind them for their playoff push.

"You can't worry about anything, regardless of whether you've got a sore toe, hip or sick or whatever.

"You know when you're out there, you've just got to not worry, that's the main thing."

Game one is at Auckland's Vector Arena on Thursday night, with the series moving to Adelaide on Saturday. If a game three is required it will be in Auckland on Monday night.