Desperate for the win, the Trident Homes Tactix pulled out a defining performance to outclass AVIS Magic 65-56 in Christchurch on Saturday to stay in reach of the top three.
Take a look at the match-ups coming in Round 11 of the ANZ Premiership.
A final quarter squeeze by the AVIS Magic has denied the Ascot Park Hotel Steel their first win of the season, with a 52-45 victory at home in Hamilton.
The Robinhood Stars took a big step towards featuring in the Finals Series after pulling of a crucial 57-50 win over the Trident Homes Tactix in Christchurch on Sunday.
Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse withstood a mighty second half fightback from AVIS Magic before snatching a dramatic 50-49 win and a seventh straight victory in Hamilton on Sunday.
The MG Mystics repelled a resurgent challenge before subduing a gritty Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel 65-55 in the opening match of Round 10, in Auckland on Saturday.
A strong finish has helped the MG Mystics Men to a 45-40 win over the Robinhood Stars Men at The Trusts Arena in Auckland on Saturday night.