3 Nov 2014

Breakers outgunned in Adelaide

5:54 am on 3 November 2014

The New Zealand Breakers have slipped to fourth on the Australian National Basketball League ladder after suffering a 93-86 loss to the Adelaide 36ers in South Australia.

Mika Vukona. Breakers v Adelaide 36ers. 2014.

Mika Vukona. Breakers v Adelaide 36ers. 2014. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The homeside was in control for most of the game until the Breakers came to life in the final quarter with an 11 point run that almost stole it for them.

The defeat drops the Breakers, who won at home on Friday against Townsville, to 4-3 and lifts the Sixers to 3-2 on a jam-packed ladder.

Tom Abercrombie top scored with 25 points, while Cedric Jackson had 20.

Assistant coach Paul Henare says they lacked intensity at the start and didn't produce the energy, effort and desire required to beat last year's grand finalists.

Henare was also disappointed with their rebounding which he says they pride themselves on.

The Breakers continue their road trip with games at Cairns and Townsville.