In what turned out to be the game of the round, the Firebirds won an epic contest in Porirua on Monday night between two sides eager to figure in this year's finals action.
The 58-56 result keeps the Firebirds unbeaten start to the season in tact while for the Pulse, it was their second narrow defeat against an Australian side.
Read the match report from Fairfax NZ Media reporter HAMISH BIDWELL HERE
Courtois Straight Through to the Semis
– Pauline Courtois leads after first day