ANBL: NZ Breakers confirm home games in Christchurch, New Plymouth

The New Zealand Breakers have confirmed home Australian National Basketball League games will be held in Christchurch and New Plymouth now the Trans-Tasman bubble is open. 

The Kiwi club is returning to New Zealand to play seven home games in 17 days, with the first against the Sydney Kings in Auckland on May 20.

The two sides will square off again in New Plymouth just two days later before the Breakers host the South East Melbourne Phoenix in Christchurch the following Tuesday.

The Breakers will also take games against the Illawarra Hawks and Adelaide 36ers to other parts of New Zealand, with venues yet to be confirmed.

Their meetings with the Brisbane Bullets on May 30 and Cairns Taipans on June 5 have been confirmed for Auckland.

The Breakers have been based in Australia since before Christmas to enable the ANBL season to occur, and the club will make use of the Trans-Tasman bubble to return to New Zealand on May 16 after more than five months on the road. 

The Kiwi club currently sits eighth in the nine-team competition, six wins outside the top four with 12 games to play. They are next in action at their home away from home against second-place Perth Wildcats on Saturday from the Silverdome in Tasmania.