OREM Trailing by 11 points with 2:33 left in the game, the Utah Flash went on a 14-3 run to force overtime, eventually beating the Anaheim Arsenal 103-99 in front of a record crowd of 6,248.
"Down the stretch, we made some plays," Flash coach Brad Jones said. "That win is totally on those guys. It would be easy to lie down and quit, but they didn't."
With three seconds left in regulation, Utah guard Kevin Kruger came off a screen and banked in a 3-pointer from the right wing to tie the game at 92.
"I pretty much just hoisted it up there," Kruger said. "As soon as I shot it, I knew it was long and off. I hoped it would just hit the backboard, so it would have a chance."
Utah center James Lang got off to a hot start, scoring eight points in the first six minutes to help the Flash to an early 12-7 lead.
Anaheim recovered to outscore Utah 17-9 the rest of the quarter to take a 24-21 lead at the end of the period.
The Flash began the second quarter on an 11-2 run to take a 32-26 lead and were up 47-43 at halftime.
Lang had a big half with 15 points and seven rebounds. Anaheim guard Will Blalock had 12 points and four assists.
The Arsenal went on a 13-6 run to start the second half to take a 56-53 lead and force a Utah timeout, but the Flash ended up taking a 67-65 lead into the final period.
Leading by just one point with 7:22 remaining, Anaheim went on a 14-4 run to take an 89-78 lead with just 2:32 to go. The Flash then scored nine of the next 11 points to cut the deficit to four with just 45 seconds to go.
After Utah guard Brian Hamilton missed two free throws, the Arsenal knocked the ball out of bounds, and on the ensuing play, guard Curtis Stinson drove inside for a running jump hook.
After Anaheim forward Terrence Crawford went 1-for-2 from the free-throw line, Kruger made his shot to tie the game.
The Flash carried their momentum into the extra period, scoring the first five points.
The game was then decided at the line. The Arsenal used three free throws to cut the score to 99-97 with 37.3 seconds to go, but Utah made four free throws of its own to take a 103-97 lead with 6.8 seconds left to close out the game.
Lang and Hamilton each had double-doubles for the Flash. Lang had 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Hamilton had 17 and 15. Anaheim had seven players in double figures.