The Otago Nuggets remain on top of the National Basketball League table after a 110-102 road win over the Manawatu Jets in Palmerston North.
It's Manawatu's third straight loss, and they now travel north to play the Hawke's Bay Hawks in what will be a must-win for both franchises.
The Nuggets move to Nelson to play the Giants, in what could be a possible semi-final match-up.
The Super City Rangers have kept off the bottom of the table with an 87-77 win over the Waikato Pistons in Hamilton.
After losing last Sunday at home to Waikato, the Waitakere franchise made the adjustments, leading by as many as 17 points in the first half.