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An upset return to Brisbane fell, as New Zealand captain Tom Abbecabi trapped a 85-84 winning victory over the brave balls at Brisbane's congress center on Sunday.
After a Bryce Cotton-beater rattle denied them on Friday night, an Abercrombie jumpshot broke the hearts of Bullets with 0.3 seconds left on the watch.
The Breakers led 23 points in the second quarter and looked home and hosted a tired Brisbane outfit that looked like a team that lost one last second in the Wildcats championship at Perth on Friday night.
But the bullets came out with all the firearms that fired in the third quarter and hit the lead in the dead seconds of the term to make a night finish.
An inflated Brisbane knocked off the 23-9 Breakers in the third bout as it was flat and thin in the first half when the fast and blotted Breakers shot the lights on the street in 15 shots at the central break.
The momentum pulled out and ran into the tense and tight fourth quarter with Breakers winning superiority through forward power Tai Wesley before Brisbane put them back with some long bombs.
The results were at level 82, all with one minute left on the clock after a corner trio of Adam Gibson.
A free shot by Wesley puts them in front of the players before Gibson wins a foul and lied with two free shots to give Brisbane the edge.
A broken last game saw the ball fall to Abercrombie who was pinned to the long distance jumpshot to deliver his team a neural-winning-winning victory.
Richard Patrick Richard's breakers have finished 21 points with six rebounds and three awards with Abercrombie adding 15 points and five rebounds to the visitors.
Gibson arrived in Brisbane with 17 points with Reuben Te Rangi and Cam Gliddon adding 14 points per serving.
Brisbane started the 5th round in third place after winning Adelaide last weekend, but the losses to Perth and New Zealand's many years of power will put them four in front of their next mission against Melbourne United in Melbourne this Sunday.
New Zealand came from 23rd in Cairns in Auckland on Friday and brought the same warm form with them to Brisbane.
The Breakers shot at 60% of the pitch in the first quarter to screw in a 28-21 lead and then dominated the home side for much of the second term before the bullets stopped rotting and contained the damage at 15 buffer points for New Zealand at halftime.
New Zealand shot 11 out of 20 out of three points within the first half with Richard knocking four out of six as the Breakers managed to get too many easy bets against a Brisbane faint defense.
A pass of the game summed up the contest in the first half perfect. Lamar Patterson's ball was blocked as he went on a wet dunk and did not receive a call from the officials, while New Zealand went down to the other end and pulled a tripod on a five-point swing.
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Originally published as NZ break hearts spheres