The New Zealand Breakers' season is over and they can't quite believe it.
The Brisbane Bullets beat the Taipans by a staggering 36 points - the largest margin this season - to put an end to the Breakers' playoff hopes.
It was a result that does little to silence the feeling the league is conspiring against them.
"Can I believe the result between Brisbane and Cairns?" said owner Matt Walsh. "Well it's the largest result in the league this year, so no, I can't."
Passionate fans took to social media after the game to claim it was rigged and that the league had lost its credibility.
Others just thought the Breakers and their fans were being salty.
But New Zealand has always felt they've been on the wrong side of contentious calls and this season was no different.
In 28 games, the Breakers led the foul count on 19 occasions - a concern Newshub understands the club raised with the league multiple times.
Owner Matt Walsh cried foul, after he was slapped with a $5000 fine for his tirade at league boss Jeremy Loeliger.
Walsh is likely to question Brisbane's huge win at an owner's meeting on Monday, but insists he's not making excuses.
"We had our chances, losing by one at Perth and some other close games."
Notably, the canceled Illawarra game, where a leaky roof robbed them the chance to build on their points differential.
"It's been an up and down year and next year we'll have to put ourselves in a position where none of this matters."
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