The Southland Sharks have been declared champions of the National Basketball League.
The Sharks beat league favourites, the Wellington Saints 98-96 in the final to claim their third title in club history.
Sharks captain Reuben Te Rangi led the way for last year's runners-up, scoring 26 points.
Southland maintained the lead throughout the final, but a stunning surge from Wellington saw the defending champions within three points with less than a minute remaining.
Veteran Leon Henry had a chance to steal the victory with a three-point effort, but missed before the follow up put-back by Shaun Bruce came up short as time expired.
Te Rangi took out top scorer, another haul to add to his team's honours.