Breakers look to get on top over NBL ladder leaders Melbourne United

The Breakers are looking to do the double again this weekend as they bid for home court advantage in the NBL play-offs.

The New Zealand team with the pressure on ahead of this weekend’s home and away games against the leaders Melbourne United, there was a change of pace at yesterday’s training.

"Every season we just try to break up the year, it's such a full on schedule and that day to day grind on the practice floor the guys can feel it sometimes more mentally than physically," said Breakers coach Paul Henare.

The Breakers have already secured a play-off spot after clinching a double win against the Illawarra Hawks last week.

They are now focussing on toppling the NBL front runners.

"Right now it's on Melbourne they sit in top place with a two game advantage on us and the only way to catch them is by beating them.

"That's why it is such an important weekend for us."

The Breakers are 2-0 against Melbourne this season. Double wins again this weekend will almost guarantee them a top two position and a home semi-final.  

The NZ team have already secured a play-off spot in the NBL. Source: 1 NEWS