The New Zealand Breakers have drawn first blood on the Tasmania JackJumpers in the NBL semi finals with the Sydney Kings and Cairns Taipans to begin hostilities, after the Perth Wildcats and South East Melbourne bundled out in the opening week of the NBL23 finals.
The NBL finals began back on Thursday night and that spelled the end for the Phoenix with a loss to the Wildcats before it was then Perth eliminated on Sunday with a loss to the Taipans.
We are now down to the final four teams with those who finished in the top four positions ending up in the semi finals with the New Zealand Breakers up against the Tasmania JackJumpers, and the Sydney Kings to play the Cairns Taipans.
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Going back to Thursday night and in the Play-In Qualifier at John Cain Arena, the Perth…