19 Jun 2010

Saints clinch minor premiership in NBL

7:22 am on 19 June 2010

Wellington Saints have won the National Basketball League regular season title and home-court advantage in the play-offs after beating Waikato 78-74 in Hamilton last night.

Guard Lindsay Tait shot two free throws in the final seconds to seal the win and he finished with 22 points.

Two-time defending champion Waikato finish second in the standings.

The teams ranked third to sixth play-off next week before the winners take on Saints and Waikato in the semi-finals.

One place in the play-offs is still up for grabs this weekend.