In the first 2.5 minutes, the EURAS players didn't score one basket. It was Sergey Pakhomov who was the first to score - 2:4. Tartu had a much better start and their captain Tarmo Kikerpill scored 9 points. The first quarter ended 22-24.
EURAS won the advantage in the very end of the second period due to fast-breaks by Arnaldo Filho. In the first half of the game he scored 14 points. But the leader was still Tarmo Kikerpill - 17 points. The score at half-time was 47-38.
The third period started with a score by Doronin, but then EURAS scored 12 points in a row. Lobanov hit a three-pointer, and Zemljic scored three times in a row with opponent fouls, so having 3 points in every attack. But closer to the end of the period Tartu made closed the gap from 25 to 15 points.
In the last quarter, however, EURAS increased their performance again and scored 31 points so the game finally ended 99-71.
MVP of the game: Dubravko Zemljic (EURAS)
Sergey Zozulin, Head Coach, EURAS:
"Tartu is a bright representative of Estonian basketball. They have leaders in the team and great supporters. If Paade could play tonight we would have had a much harder game. If Tartu is in good shape before the game in Dnepropetrovsk they can win the next game."
Tonu Lust, Head Coach, Tartu Rock:
"EURAS began the game well, but in the middle Tartu managed to resist as long as Kikerpeill and Vaskis were fresh. We are not a very powerful team, we can win only if we are all playing together. Tonight Vaskis had some problems with his leg and Paade felt bad as well. In the first game in Tartu we won because we played as a team."