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NZ Breakers announce Preseason games (THE BREAKERS ARE COMING TO THE TRON!!!!!)

Reigning ANBL Champions (it still feels good saying that), the New Zealand Breakers, have announced three preseason games. One of them in Tauranga against the Wollongong Hawks, another at the North Shore Events Centre, a repeat of last year, with a game against the NZNBL All Stars. However, it’s the first game that’s being played that has got me all excited.

The Breakers are coming down to Hamilton! As a Breakers fan who spends most of the year in Hamilton, that makes me quite happy. They will be playing the Wollongong Hawks at the brand new Claudelands Event Centre on September 15th, about three weeks out from the start of the 2011/12 season. It’s quite fitting that the first two preseason games are against the Wollongong Hawks, as the Breakers play Wollongong in the first round of the new season.

NZ Breakers Preseason Tour

Thursday 15th September
v Wollongong Hawks
Claudelands Arena
Hamilton
7.30pm Tip off
Tickets ON SALE THIS Friday 8 July
www.ticketek.co.nz or 0800-TICKETEK

Saturday 17th September
v Wollongong Hawks
TECT Arena, Baypark
81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui
Tauranga
7.00pm Tip off
Ticketing: to be confirmed.

NZ Breakers Home Games 2011/12

Note, the venues are not confirmed for any of these games. Not all games this season will be at the North Shore Events Centre, with Breakers Management already confirming that there will be games played at Vector Arena and there still being talk of games in venues outside of Auckland.

Round Day Date Against
4 Friday 28/10/2011 Sydney Kings
5 Thursday 03/11/2011 Adelaide 36ers
6 Friday 11/11/2011 Wollongong Hawks
8 Thursday 24/11/2011 Townsville Crocs
9 Friday 02/12/2011 Melbourne Tigers
10 Thursday 08/12/2011 Gold Coast Blaze
11 Friday 16/12/2011 Cairns Taipans
15 Thursday 12/01/2012 Adelaide 36ers
16 Thursday 19/01/2012 Melbourne Tigers
17 Friday 27/01/2012 Sydney Kings
18 Thursday 02/02/2012 Perth Wildcats
20 Thursday 16/02/2012 Wollongong Hawks
21 Thursday 23/02/2012 Townsville Crocs
24 Thursday 15/03/2012 Gold Coast Blaze

For the full Breakers season schedule, head over to http://www.nbl.com.au/teams/breakers-home/home/full-schedule/.

For full analysis of the full season schedule, head over to http://lobpasstoabercrombie.com/2011/05/23/nbl-regular-season-schedule/.

Oh, and if you didn’t get the “We Like Sports and We Don’t Care Who Knows” tag, check out this video. Slightly unrelated, but funny all the same.

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