Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season with a back injury.
The Cairns Taipans showed their red hot form with an 85-76 win over the Breakers in Auckland.
Oklahoma City Thunder exercise third-year option on Kiwi star, who keeps his US$2m paypacket.
This ANBL season is very much a case of mind over matter for Breakers giant as he battles turf toe injury.
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