Sydney Kings down Cairns Taipans in NBL Overtime thriller

Sydney Kings' Jerom Randle flies up for a basket during the R3 match against Cairns Taipans Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Two-time MVP Kevin Lisch has nailed two clutch three-point shots in over-time to help lift the Sydney Kings to a nail-biting 98-90 NBL home win over the Cairns Taipans.

Scores were tied at 84-all at the end of regulation before Lisch (24 points) answered in crunch time, as the Kings claimed their second win to move off the bottom of the ladder.

American guard Jerome Randle tallied 22 points, while former NBA star Andrew Bogut added several crucial rebounds in the extra period to finish with eight points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three blocks.

Daniel Kickert was also instrumental with 19 points for Sydney.

Cairns import Melo Trimble was the best player on the floor, notching 30 points, eight assists and three steals, while teammate DJ Newbill had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four steals.

After starting the season with back to back losses to the Adelaide 36ers, Sydney boosted their record to 2-2 with a second successive win, while the Taipans are now alone at the bottom of the ladder with one win from four games.

On a day the club celebrated its 30th anniversary season, the Kings had to fight to the very end to mark the occasion with a win.

Seventeen former players and original Kings coach Bob Turner were on hand for a half-time ceremony which included a five-minute video highlights package on the venue's big screens.

Highlighting the closeness were the 10 lead changes and three times scores were level in the first half alone.

The Kings next host Illawarra on Friday and Cairns are at home to Melbourne United on Saturday.