Artsakh surprise Urartu in the semifinal opener

Artsakh surprised Urartu in the semifinal opener as they beat them 76-70 for a 1-0 in the series. They posted a 24-20 rally in the last stanza to hand Urartu their first loss. Konstantin Mirzoyantz nailed 25 points to pace all the winners and Dmytro Tykhonov (205-F/C-92) added 19. Aragad Abramyan replied with 24 points in a loss and Edgar Babayan (190-G-96) netted 19.
Artik meanwhile beat FIMA 111-87 in the opener.