The Breakers are set for a crucial showdown against their old rivals the Perth Wildcats in Australia this weekend.
Despite the Breakers being ahead of Perth on the NBL ladder, coach Paul Henare is focusing on a tough Wildcats line-up with the playoffs just around the corner.
"Whenever Perth teams in the past have either been through a bit of a low or slump or whatever it is they respond with physicality and intensity," said Henare.
"And if we are not ready for a fight then it will be a long night."
Over 13,000 Perth fans are expected to pack into their home arena on Saturday night.