A DOMINANT first half has helped Brisbane see off Adelaide by 37 points at the Gabba on Sunday afternoon.
The Lions looked on track for a big win after opening up a 40-point lead by half-time.
But a Taylor Walker-inspired fightback got the Crows to within three goals before the Lions kicked away again in the final term to seal the 10.23 (82) to 7.4 (46) victory.
Aside from the third-quarter blip, the Lions were in complete control with only their inaccuracy in front of goal preventing a bigger percentage boost.
Lachie Neale, who shook off a hard tag to rack up 31 touches, and Hugh McCluggage incredibly combined for one goal and 11 behinds.
Despite the lack of goals, the duo were still the Lions' best, along with Jarryd Lyons, Jarrod Berry and Mitch Robinson.
Charlie Cameron was extremely lively with a Mark of the Year contender to go with his two goals, as well as missing a sitter from the top of the square.
The only downside of the victory was the calf injury to skipper Dayne Zorko in the second term.
Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks will be buoyed by the performance in the third quarter, but the effort in the first half where they kicked just two goals from nine inside 50s was symbolic of the Crows' season to date.
They remain rooted to the bottom of the ladder after four matches, although will get their best chance at a breakthrough victory next week against the winless Dockers, who will be without Nat Fyfe.
The Lions take on Port Adelaide in a mouthwatering top-of-the-table clash at the Gabba next week.
BRISBANE 3.3 7.10 7.15 10.23 (83)
ADELAIDE 1.0 2.0 6.3 7.4 (46)
Brisbane: McCarthy 2, Cameron 2, McCluggage, McStay, Hipwood, Bailey, Rich, Ellis-Yolmen
Adelaide: Walker 2, Frampton 2, Jones, Crocker, Poholke
Brisbane: McCluggage, Neale, Berry, Lyons, Robinson, Lester
Adelaide: Walker, Crouch, Smith, Lynch, Poholke
Brisbane: Zorko (calf)
Adelaide: Hamill (concussion), Darcy Fogarty (shoulder) replaced in selected side by Elliott Himmelberg