NZ Breakers' return to Spark Arena on Sunday was soured after a 95-83 defeat to the Brisbane Bullets.
Playing in front of more than 7500 fans, the Breakers couldn't get one over former coach Andrej Lemanis, slipping to a 23rd defeat of their COVID-affected season.
American import Levi Randolph again oozed class in a Breakers singlet, finishing with a game-high 30 points, six rebounds and an assist, and was backed up by double figure scoring contributions from Finn Delany (17), Tai Webster (15) and Corey Webster (13).
Former Breaker Lamar Patterson shone for the Bullets, finishing with 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
The win keeps the Bullets in the hunt for the ANBL playoffs, sitting two wins shy of the fourth placed South East Melbourne Phoenix.
Elsewhere, the Breakers remain second-to-last on the ladder with 11 wins from their 34 games, with just Cairns Taipans below them.
The Breakers will face Cairns in a bottom-of-the-table clash at Rotorua's Energy Events Centre on Wednesday.