The Manawatū Jets have been propelled to their first 2019 NBL season win after classy performances from starters Daishon Knight and Wally Ellenson.

Knight and Ellenson burned the reigning champion Southland Sharks, scoring 29 and 33 points respectively, at Springvale Stadium this afternoon in the 104-100 boilover.

The Jets comeback victory featured a frantic finish in which they called a timeout with 29 seconds remaining while clinging to a one point lead.

Following the inbound pass, the Jets worked up court and found Shane Temara who netted for two before the Sharks rushed back at them.

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