23 Jan 2010

Breakers need a win tonight

4:29 pm on 23 January 2010

The New Zealand Breakers are facing possible elimination from the Australian National Basketball League play-off picture when they take on the Gold Coast Blaze in Australia tonight.

The Breakers have to win at least 4 of their last 5 matches and hope other games go their way to secure a play-off spot.

Guard Kirk Penney scored 49 points as the Breakers snapped a 4-game losing streak with a win over Adelaide on Thursday night.

The Blaze will enter this clash as warm favourites because of their dominant home form and the fact the Breakers are 3 and 8 in Australia.