The New Zealand Breakers have lost their spot on top of the Australian basketball league ladder, after the Cairns Taipans thrashed the champion Perth Wildcats 92-66 at home.
Cairns move above the Breakers into first place, and secure their first playoffs appearance since 2011.
The Breakers were upset 101-81 by the Sydney Kings at Auckland's Vector Arena on Friday night to open the door for the Taipans.
Sydney also win the series over the Breakers, but only on points difference, after both teams won two games each.
Former NBA star Josh Childress top-scored with 28 points, while Cedric Jackson was ejected for arguing with the referees, but the American still top-scored for the hosts with 21 points.
The Breakers, who had won five straight games, can now be overtaken at the top of the NBL ladder if the second-placed Cairns Taipans beat the visiting Perth Wildcats on Saturday night.
Perth beat the Townsville Crocodiles 93-85 in overtime on Friday night, while the Adelaide 36ers beat the Wollongong Hawks 89-85 on the road.