The Mid City Magic has made it three titles in a row - but this one came by the closest of margins.
The Tall Blacks enter the next phase of their World Cup build-up with an increase in competition and intensity expected against Canada in Sydney over the next two nights.
A second-half comeback helped the Mid City Magic take the direct route to the final, with an 83-80 win over the St Kilda Saints.
Learning how to perfect an overhead pass from Kiwi basketball star Steven Adams was an “incredible” experience, one young fan in Southland says.
Two Otago teenagers are reaping the benefits from contact with New Zealand basketball's biggest name.