Basketball: Breakers-36ers clash a sell out

The Breakers beat Adelaide 86-73 last month. Photo / Getty Images
The Breakers beat Adelaide 86-73 last month. Photo / Getty Images

Friday night's clash between the New Zealand Breakers and the Adelaide 36ers at North Shore Events Centre is a sell out.

The Breakers, who currently share top spot on the NBL table with the Perth Wildcats, host the eighth place 36ers in their first home game of 2012.

A win would give the Breakers sole position of first place, however Perth play later on Friday night.

Meanwhile Andrej Lemanis has been voted the NBL's coach of the month. Lemanis also won the coach of the month honour in October.

In December the Breakers' mentor steered the reigning champions to a league-best 4-2 record which included wins over Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Cairns.

Lemanis was a clear winner of the voting for December, polling 48 votes. That put him well ahead of Townsville's Paul Woolpert in second place on 23 votes and Melbourne's Trevor Gleeson in third (19).

Melbourne Tigers big man Cameron Tragardh won the player of the month award.

- HERALD ONLINE

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