Breakers NBL winning streak comes to an end

The Taipans fifth straight win lifts Cairns to third while the Breakers are sixth, outside the top four playoff spots.

The Snakes' have a 12-9 record and are now in line for their first playoff action since the 2016/17 season.

The Breakers led 78-71 with half a quarter to play, but Cairns fought back to close out the game on a 14-1 scoring run.

Taipans coach Mike Kelly said this scalp was massive in terms of their playoff push.