Sydney Kings coach Will Weaver believes his side still has plenty of improvement in them, despite a 4-0 start to the NBL season.
The Kings edged the New Zealand Breakers 76-66 in Auckland on Sunday night, which confirmed their credentials as one of the early-season front-runners.
Sydney's Andrew Bogut laid the platform with a double-double of 13 points and 16 rebounds and Casper Ware added a game-high 17 points.
"I just like the balance of our spirit and I like the way that our guys approach things when things aren't going good," Weaver said.
"And I don't think anybody's going to be losing their minds tonight because we've won a few games in a row. All these guys have an ambition and desire to be great and we are working really hard at it."
Bogut had to overcome back spasms to play and he didn't train during the week to manage the pain.
The game was a scrappy contest, particularly in the latter stages as the Kings outscored the Breakers 19-8 in the fourth quarter.
The home side took a five-point lead to half-time but when import Brandon Ashley fouled out and their shooting went cold things became problematic.
The Breakers also lost to the Kings across the Tasman on Friday and they're under pressure at 0-2.
"It's a disappointing start and we definitely have a lot of thinking to do," Breakers coach Dan Shamir said.
The Breakers will look to get their season back on track against the Illawarra Hawks in Auckland on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Kings will host the Brisbane Bullets in Sydney on Saturday as they strive to stay unbeaten.
Australian Associated Press