Head coach Paul Henare of the Breakers.
Head coach Paul Henare of the Breakers. DAVID ROWLAND

Breakers won't overcomplicate plan for Cairns

BREAKERS coach Paul Henare will keep things simple as the NBL ladder-leaders look to continue their winning streak in Cairns tonight.

The New Zealand outfit have had five wins on the bounce, including Thursday's 92-88 victory over the 36ers, since they lost to the Taipans in the opening round of the campaign.

Cairns went down 87-65 to Melbourne United on Thursday night but despite that, Henare said he would cover all bases for tonight's clash.

"With a quick turnaround, you can't get too creative,” he said.

"You've got to keep things really simple and that's what you fall back on - your core foundation and your team rules, rather than trying to get too tricky.

"You've got to be really solid with what you do and hopefully you've got enough there in the pocket to come away with the win.”

Henare said Adelaide's fast-break game had stretched the Breakers.

"It's like a fricken steam train when they come down at you - Mitch Creek, Josh Childress, all their guards,” he said.

"They really do present some challenges - I was proud of the boys to stay composed through some that because they're a tough, tough team and they just keep coming at you.”

Tonight: United v 36ers 4.30pm, Taipans v Breakers 6.30pm (times AEST)