Brisbane survived an early scare to run away against Adelaide, notching a 16.6 (102) to 9.12 (66) win at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.

The Lions slipped 15 points down when Crows forward Shane McAdam slotted his third goal in the 23rd minute of the second stanza.

But Brisbane emphatically responded to the challenge, kicking the next eight goals of the game and 11 of the next dozen.

After Adelaide's Taylor Walker scored the game's first major, the Lions went on a run of four consecutive goals, including two from ex-Crow Charlie Cameron.

Brisbane held a 5.2 to 3.3 quarter-time lead before the tide turned Adelaide's way in the second term.

The Crows kicked four unanswered goals - two each to Ned McHenry and McAdam - to take a 15-point lead.

Adelaide led by three points at half-time, but was overwhelmed by a Brisbane blitz in the third quarter.

In a barnstorming 25 minutes, the Lions booted six goals to none with Cameron adding two more and missing another set shot.

Brisbane's burst created a 28-point buffer at three quarter-time and the Lions then cruised to victory.

Acting Crows captain Ben Keays (27 disposals, 10 clearances), Jordan Dawson (24 touches), Jackson Hately (27, one goal) and Rory Laird (32 possessions, 10 tackles) battled gamely.

McAdam booted three goals, while McHenry kicked two.

ADELAIDE     3.3    7.6     8.8     9.12 (66)
BRISBANE    5.2    7.3    13.6    16.6 (102)

Adelaide: McAdam 3, McHenry 2, Hately, Rachele, Rowe, Walker.
Brisbane: Cameron 4, Bailey 3, Zorko 2, J.Berry, Coleman, Lyons, McCarthy, McInerney, Neale, Rayner.

Adelaide: Laird, Dawson, Keays, Hately, Doedee.
Brisbane: Zorko, Cameron, Neale, Bailey, Rich, Lyons.

Adelaide: Nil
Brisbane: Nil

Adelaide: Luke Pedlar, unused
Brisbane: Thomas Berry, unused