The Nelson Giants have defeated the Southland Sharks in overtime for the second time in this year's NBL season in overtime, winning 90-79.

Mika Vukona scored nine points for the Giants in his first game back after the SkyCity Breakers' title win, while development player Josh Bloxham scored 15.

The Otago Nuggets have fallen 90-81 at home to the Taranaki Mountain Airs, while the Hawks have accounted for the Manawatu Jets 95-79.