17 Mar 2014

Breakers confirmed as champs no more

10:44 am on 17 March 2014

The New Zealand Breakers' mathematical chances of a playoffs place in the Australian basketball league ended on the weekend, when results they needed to go their way didn't.

First the Wollongong Hawks beat the visiting Townsville Crocodiles 94-85, then the Sydney Kings upset the second-placed Adelaide 36ers 100-90.

The playoffs chances of the Breakers, the three-time defending champions, were out of their hands after last week's home loss to Melbourne.