|Zoran Erceg led Besiktas Milangaz to a very close victory at Artland with a season-high 24 points|
The EuroChallenge Quarter-Finals started with a blowout but finished with three nail-biting games.
While BK Ventspils pulled away for an 82-63 win over visiting Szolnoki Olaj on Tuesday evening, Elan Chalon were the only other home team to win and they did by a whisker.
Blake Schilb's basket in the waning seconds gave Gregor Beugnot's team a 75-73 win over French rivals Chorale Roanne.
Besiktas Milangaz and Triumph Lyubertsy, meanwhile, each prevailed on the road by just one point.
The Turkish club edged Artland Dragons in Germany, 74-73, and Triumph scraped a 76-75 win at Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada - a team that didn't lose in the Last 16.
Nothing is decided yet, with each Game 2 to be played on Tuesday night.
Fuenlabrada will help their cause if they settle down at the free-throw line.
Porfirio Fisac's team was a woeful 12 of 21 (57.1%) at the stripe against Triumph.
When a team falls by one point, every single one of those misses is huge.
Even so, Fuenlabrada, who trailed by as many as 14, still had a chance to win at the death but after Joaquin Colom penetrated into the lane, he missed a lay-up at the buzzer.
Vasily Karasev, the Triumph coach, says the noise created by the 5,160 fans at Fuenlabrada made for a memorable evening.
"I loved the atmosphere the Spanish fans created," he said.
"I really appreciate that attitude.
|Joaquin Colom missed a lay-up at the death and Triumph Lyubertsy celebrated the biggest upset of the night against previously undefeated Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada|
"With that atmosphere, it is always easier to play."
Artem Kuzyakin, the Triumph captain who had 19 points before fouling out, echoed the sentiments of his coach.
"Playing in a vibrant atmosphere always makes you give the best you have," he said.
Game 1 MVP Kyle Landry underlined his importance to Triumph with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
For Besiktas, they had to fight all 40 minutes to claim a one-point win at Artland in Germany.
Carlos Arroyo scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half on Tuesday night, including a go-ahead free-throw with just three seconds remaining, as Besiktas claimed a 74-73 victory.
Zoran Erceg had a season-high 24 points for Besiktas.
The former had 16 points while the latter finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds - both season highs.
Szolnoki are a very tough team to play when they are at home and in front of their fans, so this Quarter-Final, just as the three others, could end up going to a decisive third game.
Thursday should provide many more thrills.