Adelaide pull off overtime win against Hawks

Last updated 06:46 23/02/2013

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The last-placed Adelaide 36ers grabbed an amazing 91-90 comeback win in overtime against the Wollongong Hawks in the NBL on Friday.

Adelaide rallied desperately from the three-point line to reel in an eight-point deficit with a minute remaining in the the fourth quarter, culminating with Anthony Petrie forcing the extra period with an incredible buzzer-beating three.

Stephen Weigh's free throw then sealed the win with 2.2 seconds left in the extra period, leaving Larry Davidson to send up a full-court prayer that just missed.

Petrie (26 points and eight rebounds) and Daniel Johnson (18 points and five boards) led the way for Adelaide, while Adam Gibson (21 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists) poured in 19 points after half-time to spark the 36ers' resurgence.

"That win is resultant from the work that's gone on over the last eight weeks," 36ers coach Marty Clarke said.

Tim Coenraad exploded for a career-high 28 points (4-of-5 threes) and carried the Hawks during hot stretches in the second and third quarters.

Malcolm Grant had 15 points and looked to have the game wrapped up for the home side in the fourth after connecting on four clutch baskets in the final minutes.

"They made big plays and in the end we made some poor decisions," Hawks coach Gordie McLeod said.

"Hopefully we can learn from that, because we can't make that mistake again, the clock was in our favour and we had a couple of poor fouls at bad times."

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