It was just that close.

The Wellington Saints kept their 2019 NBL record pristine with their sixth victory on Saturday night at Springvale Stadium, but that was only after sweating on three back-board and rim-hitting missed shots in a pulsating final ten seconds from the Manawatu Jets.

When the dust settled, the league's top team had just clung on 106-104 against the squad ranked eighth overall.

Trailing the Jets by a point coming into the final quarter but showing champion composure by turning it around to a 98-87 advantage with the clock running down, it seemed the Saints were going