|Peter Lorant led a balanced Szolnok offence with a game-high 13 points|
The EuroChallenge semi-finalists suffocated their guests with an excellent defensive display throughout the encounter, gave playing time to all 12 players on their squad and won 67-47.
"It was very important for us to make a stand after the midweek loss to Kaposvar," Szolnok head coach Dragan Aleksic said afterwards.
"We did it based on our defence, which makes me even more happy."
Strahinja Milosevic returned from his suspension and finished with four points, while Justin Holiday and David Vojvoda, who had carried an increased load in recent games, stayed on the floor for only 15 and 13 minutes, respectively.
"I tried to rest Justin and David, because there are a lot of games coming up and it is important to maintain the players' energy," Aleksic said.
Szolnok have now improved to 5-1 and are tied with Atomeromu in first place in the Hungarian 1st Division's second stage standings.
The Hungarian team will take on Triumph Lyubertsy in the first EuroChallenge semi-final on 25 April.
On the other hand, Gaziantep travelled to Istanbul for a difficult away fixture with Besiktas in the Turkish BEKO TBL and succumbed to a third consecutive domestic loss.
Gaziantep's trademark solid defence failed in the weekend game and the guests trailed Besiktas 47-39 at half-time.
The Istanbul side increased the gap to double-digit levels early in the third and dominated the boards with characteristic ease, out-rebounding Gaziantep 37-19.
The rugged guest side attempted a comeback late in the final frame but it fell short, as Besiktas clinched a 94-91 victory.
Gaziantep have now dropped to 11-15 and are tied with TED Ankara in ninth place in the standings, while Tofas Bursa are occupying eighth place and the last play-off berth, with a 13-11 record.