Haris Mujezinovic guided Proteas EKA AEL to a critical 85-77 road win over Allianz Swans to see them progress from EuroChallenge Group D in second place.
After BC Siauliai earlier edged out EiffelTowers 82-80 to leave both teams at 4-2, the pressure was on Proteas to respond or face elimination.
BC Siauliai kept alive their slim hopes of a second-place finish in Group D of the EuroChallenge with a 78-68 triumph over Allianz Swans Gmunden.
The Lithuanian team improved to 3-2 and at least temporarily climbed above Proteas EKA AEL, who were to take on pool leaders EiffelTowers Den Bosch later Tuesday.
Unbeaten EiffelTowers Den Bosch broke open a close game against Allianz Swans with a 10-0 run in the third quarter and won 77-70.
The outcome has left Randy Wiel's team undefeated at 4-0 and dropped Swans to 0-4.
Proteas EKA AEL poured in the game's first 13 points and led the entire way in an 86-62 demolition of Allianz Swans in Limassol.
Vujadin Subotic and Aleksandar Radojevic scored 17 apiece for Proteas, who also got 16 from LaVell Blanchard in the EuroChallenge Group D triumph.
Allianz Swans Gmunden
|Volksbank Arena Gmunden|
Fliegerschulweg 46, 4810 Gmunden, AUT
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President: Christe Hinterwirth
General Manager: Harald Stelzer