The Breakers have slipped a place in a logjammed ANBL table after a 73-66 loss to the Cairns Taipans.

Their hopes of a third straight road win were crushed as they struggled to find any consistency on offence.

Corey Webster scored a game-high 24 points, but heaved up 24 attempts and was successful from just nine.

Charles Jackson was the only other Breakers player to score in double digits.

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The defending ANBL champions are now fourth on the table, with the same win-loss record as Illawarra on 11 and 7.