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Bullets hold off Breakers in NBL

By Peter Williams 06/11/2005 06:40:30 PM Comments (0)

The Brisbane Bullets snapped a five-game NBL losing streak in Auckland but not before giving coach Joey White a last-quarter scare.

After dominating the match at Trusts Stadium, the Bullets saw a 16-point lead whittled back to four by the New Zealand Breakers before the visitors won 103-97

"I'm always worried. We could be up 30 with 30 seconds to go, I'm worried," White said, adding that the pressure of expectations had hurt the team in close finishes this year.

"No one wants to let the other one down or let the team down so they go soft and don't want to take the good shot.

"We need to be able to step up and be willing to have the best game or the worst game, one of the two."

The 7th-placed Bullets improved to five wins and eight losses for the season while the bottom Breakers worsened to 3-11.

Bobby Brannen starred for the Bullets with 30 points and five offensive rebounds while Sam McKinnon and Lanard Copeland scored 15 points each.

Ben Pepper dominated for the Breakers, hitting a game high 32 points, and Brant Bailey had 20.

The Bullets led 26-23 at quarter time and seized the initiative early in the second to take the lead out to 11 points, scoring at will before the Breakers called a time out.

A series of Brisbane fouls towards the end of the quarter and a Lindsay Tait three-pointer kept the Breakers in touch for a 51-46 halftime scoreline.

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