Dynamo Moscow Region qualified for the Conference Final Four for the second consecutive year, thanks to a win over Estonian visitors Tartu Rock.
Dynamo had done the hard work in the first leg, beating Tartu by 10 points in Estonia. After an 11-2 opening burst in the return game, it was clear that Dynamo would control the contest and comfortably advance to the Final Four.
The coach of Estonia Meistriliiga leaders Rock Tartu, Tunu Lust, is still optimistic about his team's chances in the FIBA Europe Cup despite their 97-87 to Dinamo Moscow in the opening game of the play-offs.
"There is a lot of positive stuff to remember from the game against Dinamo," Lust said to the Estonian daily SL Ohtuleht.
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.
Ukrainian side BC Dnipro scored a road victory in the FIBA Europe Cup this week, defeating Estonian hosts Tartu Rock 72-75.
Tartu Rock committed a total of 24 turnovers durng the game and none so costly as in the game's final possession. With the score tied at 72-72, it was guard Oleg Kozorez (20 points) who converted the turnover into a basket, giving Dnipro a 2-point lead.
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