Triumph Lyubertsy blew a big first-half lead but then pulled clear at the end to take a crucial 80-72 road win over Ural Ekaterinburg in the first leg of their all-Russian EuroChallenge quarter-final.
All four EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series tip off on Tuesday and there is hardly margin to fail in Game 1 for any team that aspires to reach the Final Four.
Tartu University Rock, Szolnoki Olaj and Triumph Lyubertsy will go into Game 1 of the EuroChallenge play-off quarter-finals with renewed confidence after receiving injections of morale at the weekend.
EuroChallenge quarter-finalists Szolnoki Olaj joined action in the Hungarian first division for the first time this season on Wednesday and made sure to leave a lasting impression on their debut.
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia could very well be labelled as one of the three surprise EuroChallenge quarter-finalists, alongside Royal Hali Gaziantep and Ural Ekaterinburg.
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