Worcester Wolves fought back to beat Guildford Heat 93-87 after overtime in the BBL Trophy.
Wolves trailed for long periods but big summer signings Richie Gordon and Sherrad Prezzie-Blue led their scoring with 29 and 20 points respectively.
Coach Paul James told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "The team pulled together really well down the stretch.
"Some players got into foul trouble, I had to play people in positions they're not used to, but they got on with it."
He added: "It was a fabulous team display."
Forward Tommy Freeman added: "Coach James gave me a lot of confidence this week.
"I tried to help the team out as much as I could and looked for open shots."
Wolves will now face Plymouth Raiders on Saturday, 8 October (1900 BST) at the University of Worcester in the second match of their BBL Trophy group.