The New Zealand Breakers were given a late fright before beating the Townsville Crocodiles 81-70 in front of another sold-out crowd in their ANBL match on the North Shore.
The Crocs got within two points late in the game, before Tom Abercrombie blocked a shot and then sunk a three-pointer to put the homeside clear.
American Gary Wilkinson led all scorers with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Breakers.
Cedric Jackson had 15 points and Abercrombie 13.
The Breakers are now two games ahead of Perth at the top of the standings, although the Wildcats are yet to play this weekend.