Jackson a doubt for Breakers
CEDRIC Jackson threw a scare into the Breakers camp on the eve of their finals decider against the Perth Wildcats tonight after leaving training with an ankle injury yesterday morning.
It was the same ankle Jackson injured in the play-offs against the Townsville Crocs last month. On that occasion he was taken through Townsville airport on a wheelchair before scoring 14 points in the 27 minutes he was on court.
Breakers coach Andrej Lemanis said he was hoping for a similar quick recovery for his American defensive linchpin.
"I'm sure he'll be fine. I don't know, but I'm sure he'll be fine," was Lemanis' optimistic outlook when questioned about Jackson after training.
The first two games of the series went down to the wire, the Breakers getting home 104-98 in overtime in Auckland before the Wildcats took the series to a decider by winning game two 87-86 in Perth on Friday on the back of double figure-contributions from six players.
The Breakers will be keen to get a bigger spread of scorers tonight after forward Gary Wilkinson (28) and evergreen guard CJ Bruton (20) shouldered much of the load in game two.
Perth will also be looking for more from the competition's leading scorer Kevin Lisch after he was held to just 15 points on Friday