ANBL: Record-setting NZ Breakers thrill in Wellington

The NZ Breakers might want to consider a permanent move to Wellington.

The Auckland-based club have routed the Illawarra Hawks 130-96 - the highest score in the 10-year history of 40-minute games in the ANBL.

Although the result was meaningless, with the Breakers out of playoff contention, the team turned on the offensive razzle-dazzle that has been missing throughout a disappointing season.

The Breakers headed into their first home game in Wellington since 2003 knowing their playoff hopes had vanished with two games remaining.

They became the first team to reach 100 points through the first three quarters, prompting followers on social media to label the contest a 'Valentine's Day massacre'.

The hosts drilled 18 three-pointers, with Corey Webster and Jarrad Weeks combining for half of those.

Webster was excellent, finishing with 18 points, but American import Shawn Long was the star of the night, accumulating 21 points and eight rebounds in less than 25 minutes.

"It was just good vibes out here, everyone contributed and it was a great win," said Long.

"I have definitely enjoyed [my time in New Zealand]. I have grown a lot as a player and as a person, and am blessed to be around a group of guys who take the game real seriously.

"[The Breakers] have been the most supportive [in my attempt to get back to the NBA] of any team I've been on, so it's cool."

The Breakers are now 12-15 and have one game remaining this season, against the Brisbane Bullets on Saturday.