Runaway WNBL leaders Bendigo finally hope to unleash their full strength side after a bye, as they prepare for two tussles with Lauren Jackson and her Canberra team.
The Spirit (6-0) made it four wins out of four on Saturday, overturning a third-quarter 12-point deficit to score an 82-80 home win over reigning champions Dandenong (3-2) who they had already beaten twice this season.
In-form centre Gabrielle Richards notched her sixth double double in as many games and logged 18 points, as did Kristi Harrower and Chantella Perera.
"It was another come from behind win, we're making a bit of a habit of it, which is not what I really want," Bendigo coach Bernie Harrower told AAP.
The Spirit have next weekend off and should have newly arrived import and WNBA player Kelsey Griffin and the injured Renae Camino on board the week after.
"Hopefully by the time the next game comes around, with a little bit of luck we'll be at full strength we'll be able to showcase our full roster," Harrower said.
"We're only a quarter of the way through the season and we know that we're a long long way from making a run at a championship, we've got a lot of work to do.
"We play three games in eight days when we come back from the bye and we've got Canberra twice in those eight days with Lauren Jackson."
Jackson is expected to make her season debut against Sydney on Friday.
Sydney (0-5) successfully injected Olympian Rohanne Cox into their lineup despite an 87-79 home loss to Logan (2-3).
Cox scored 15 points in just under 17 minutes despite meeting her teammates for the first time on the night of the game and not having any recent basketball competition or training.
"I haven't done anything for six months, out of ten, (I'm) probably a two," Cox said.
Sydney coach Karen Dalton said Cox brought energy to her Flames outfit and it was a matter of getting her reshaped roster on the same page for every game.
"I'm not concerned about the results at the moment," Dalton told AAP.
"I know everyone can look at 0-5, but I think we've competed in every game."
Logan's WNBA import Laurie Koehn made an auspicious debut for the Thunder on Friday, scoring 24 points, hitting six of her 11 three-point attempts.
Koehn was held to 11 points in the 71-68 loss away to Canberra (3-2) the following night.
Adelaide (4-1) hold down outright second spot after a 75-65 away win over West Coast (1-4).
Townsville (2-3) had a fruitless road trip to Melbourne, going down 92-81 to Dandenong and 87-59 to Bulleen (2-3).