New Zealand Breakers upset Sydney Kings to maintain their season alive


The guests pushed out to a six-point benefit within the last quarter however their offence dried up on the worst attainable time because the Breakers launched a 9-Zero run to safe the upset win.

With the house facet holding an 81-78 lead, Sydney guard Casper Ware narrowly missed a game-tying three-pointer.

Breakers centre Robert Loe then drilled a triple with 30 seconds to play earlier than Jarrad Weeks held his nerve from the free-throw line to ice the end result.

Scotty Hopson took duty for New Zealand’s offence with guard tandem RJ Hampton and Sek Henry lacking by way of harm.

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The import swingman scored 13 first-quarter factors on the way in which to a powerful 30 factors, six rebounds and 5 assists.

Loe completed with 18 factors, whereas Weeks (14 factors, six assists) and Finn Delany (11 factors, 13 rebounds) performed their half within the victory.

Jae’sean Tate led the Kings with 22 factors, regardless of fouling out early within the fourth quarter, whereas Ware added 17.

New Zealand made an encouraging begin as Hopson mixed with Loe to construct a 16-10 benefit.

However the Kings responded with Xavier Cooks drilling a triple with time expiring to degree the scores at 24-24 after one quarter.

Cooks opened the second body with one other three, however scoring proved troublesome for each groups till the Kings edged forward by seven approaching half-time.

However Hopson drained a late jumper to complete the primary half with 22 factors and reduce Sydney’s result in 48-43 on the primary break.

New Zealand’s activity turned a lot more durable when ahead Brandon Ashley was ejected for a pair of unsportsmanlike fouls within the third quarter.

However the house facet remained within the hunt regardless of Ware nailing a clutch three-pointer handy his facet a 70-68 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

AAP

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