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Nail-biting 1985 final

The 1985 men's league final was played between the Wellington Saints and DB Auckland. With half a minute to go and the score tied, the pressure was on. This television clip shows what happened. The final score was 114–111, not 113–111, because the winning shot was a three-pointer.

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John Saker, 'Basketball - Consolidation, 1960s to 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 August 2022)

Story by John Saker, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Oct 2015