A blistering fourth-quarter assault has catapulted the never-say-die Tasmania JackJumpers out of a huge hole and to a stunning 84-76 victory over the Sydney Kings at Qudos Bank Arena.
The JackJumpers looked in big trouble when they trailed by 14 points early in the final term of Sunday's grand final rematch, on the back of the Kings' commanding 31-19 third stanza, before storming home in savage fashion.
Superstar import Milton Doyle (25 points) and Jack McVeigh (19) piloted the stunning rearguard as Tasmania outscored the reigning champions 26-6 in the fourth term.
Derrick Walton Jr (21 points) top-scored for top-of-the-table Sydney, who walked off their home court shell-shocked.
Walton was on song early with 11 first-quarter points and the Kings shot 64 per cent from the field for the term but thanks to their seven turnovers, the JackJumpers were up 23-21 at the first change.
Scores were tied at 39-apiece at halftime and the match remained in the balance through much of the third before Sydney began to draw clear.
Kings captain Xavier Cooks finished the quarter with four successive assists as the hosts finished the term with an 11-1 bang to pull ahead 70-58.
The fourth quarter was all Tasmania.
After a pair of Dejan Vasiljevic foul shots made it 72-58, the JackJumpers blasted 11 straight points to suddenly put the Kings under the pump.
McVeigh blasted three triples for the term, including the go-ahead bucket with 2:17 remaining, before Doyle followed with his fifth from downtown to ice the incredible victory.