Basketball: Breakers pull off incredible comeback

By Guy Heveldt

The Breakers have pulled off an incredible comeback in the Australian Basketball League.

After putting in a disastrous first half to trail by 21 points at the major break, the two-time defending champions have surged back to beat Adelaide 71-66 across the Tasman.

The Breakers won the final quarter by an unheard of 24-5 margin.

Guard Cedric Jackson says they got deservedly served by coach Andrej Lemanis at halftime.

"He called everybody out - we weren't playing Breakers basketball, we were playing soft. We just responded, we just wanted to play hard, and fought our way back to get the win."

Jackson says that final quarter showed why they're the two-time defending champions.

"We have a veteran team. We have a lot of experience so we got a lot of leadership, so I'm just following the guys who (are) instructing me things to do. It felt like a playoff atmosphere so we just had to buckle down."

American import Will Hudson has produced his best performance for the Breakers, scoring 23 points and picking up 11 rebounds.

Cedric Jackson says Hudson was immense.

"Great energy guy, great rebounder, good scorer down on the blocks."

The win leaves the Breakers at the top of the ladder.

- Newstalk ZB

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