The best-selling series from Eisner-nominated Takehiko Inoue, one of Japan's greatest manga creators. Winning isn't everything in the game of basketball, but who wants to come in second? It takes dedication and discipline to be the best, and the Shohoku High hoops team wants to be just that. They have one last year to make their captain's dream of reaching the finals come true--will they do it? As the game against Sannoh heads into the second half, Shohoku struggles to keep up. Sannoh's coach Domoto isn't about to let Shohoku think they can stage an upset and lets loose his team's explosive offense. With Shohoku on the ropes and Sakuragi upset by a substitution, the players start feeling completely outmatched, and even Akagi begins having doubts. But Coach Anzai hasn't given up yet, and he begins priming Sakuragi on the sidelines for a comeback!