13 Mar 2014

Breakers clinging to playoffs dream

12:31 pm on 13 March 2014

The New Zealand Breakers insist they're still a shot at making the NBL basketball playoffs.

Sitting second to last in the eight-team competition, the Breakers must win their remaining two games -starting tonight against Sydney in Auckland - as well as have several results go their way.

Guard Daryl Corletto has crunched the numbers and says while the odds are stacked against them, there's a glimmer of hope for the three-time defending champions.

Corletto says he's playing through the pain of a badly rolled ankle to help boost his side's chances of making the playoffs and sending veteran guard CJ Bruton into retirement on a winning note.

Tonight's match against Sydney tips off on the North Shore at 7:30pm, with the Breakers final game against Cairns at Vector Arena next Friday.