Hong Kong rebounded from an earlier deficit to beat Thailand 82-79 and win the Super Kung Sheung Cup in one of the most amazing turnaround performances ever seen at the Southorn Stadium yesterday. With a little more than five minutes to go, Hong Kong were staring defeat in the face as the Thais racked up a 71-65 lead - and looking good to score their first win against Hong Kong in three attempts. But the hosts refused to lie down and during the final stretch, the SAR squad began the improbable comeback that delighted a capacity crowd. When the final buzzer sounded, Hong Kong recorded their third straight win over the Thais in two weeks - and their fourth straight of the tournament. There were joyous scenes after Hong Kong guard Heung Chun-keung bided his time with the ball, trying to pass the final few seconds of a highly exciting game. 'Fantastic,' said Hong Kong technical adviser Tim Darling following the SAR's comeback win. 'The players showed a lot of heart. The Thais lost to us in Shanghai [Asian Championship] in overtime and then again here in double overtime [in the preliminaries] and they really wanted to win this game. 'But as it so happens we hit the big shots during the final stretch. We got it going and stopped their offence. I think it is the first-ever win for Hong Kong in a tournament. And where better to do it than at home,' said the Canadian, who is trying to iron-out a contract that will have him stay with the Hong Kong team until after next year's Asian Games. 'Their [Thailand's] standard is similar to us. They were very competitive. It was a special feeling to win today. Look at even the Thais fans. They were tremendous. But it only made the Hong Kong fans more boisterous. I haven't seen that before in Hong Kong.' About 200 Thai fans clashed cymbals, waved flags and banged drums as they poured their support on to their team. But in the end, it was the Hong Kong team who were celebrating. Hong Kong point guard Poon Chi-ho had a marvellous day and was voted the tournament's Most Valuable Player, although Darling said it was a team effort more than anything else that gave the SAR victory. 'We have continued to surprise even though we couldn't field the big guy [injured Samson Sung Fong]. We stepped it up and hit some really big shots in the end. But I must say Alan [Heung] had a tremendous match. He showed great character and great leadership. He got some big stops and we got some turnovers. I am proud of the team,' said Darling. Poon led the points tally for Hong Kong with 21 points, but there were plenty of other contributions coming from Yung Kam-wah who had 15 points and Lui Chor-wai who scored 14 points. Thai forward Shongphog Phairotepeeraphaisan led the goalscoring honours with 24 points and was voted the best forward of the tournament. Hong Kong started their comeback with Poon's hook shot at 61-70 in favour of the Thais. Poon's lay-up put Hong Kong within one point of the Thais at 72-73 and the crowd jumped to its feet when Wu Kwok-fung's three-pointer levelled things at 75-75 with 3:06 left on the clock. Hong Kong finally took the lead at 79-77 after Heung's lay-up subsequently earned him one free throw. He nailed his free throw to give Hong Kong an 80-77 lead. Heung then hit two more free throws to give his side an 82-77 lead and with 15.3 seconds left on the clock, Thailand knew they couldn't bridge the gap.