Samara – Runa Basket 91-73
Samara cruised past Runa Basket in the decider to pave their way into Finals. Samara outrebounded Runa Basket 38-22 including 23 on the defensive glass. 27 personal fouls committed by Runa Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Nigerian-American guard Ike Nwamu (196-93, college: UNLV) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points. Latvian power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (204-91) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Samara players scored in double figures. Guard Fedor Klyuchnikov (193-90) answered with 21 points and 6 assists and swingman Mikhail Karpachev (198-92) added 19 points in the effort for Runa Basket. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Samara: I.Nwamu 22+2reb+2ast, V.Pichkurov 18+3reb, A.Butjankovs 15+8reb+1ast, A.Glazunov 10+5reb+7ast, I.Smygin 8+4reb+4ast, M.Dybovskiy 6+7reb+2ast
Runa Basket: F.Klyuchnikov 21+3reb+6ast, M.Karpachev 19+3reb+3ast, A.Spruill 10+6reb, A.Hadzibegovic 8+5reb, A.Kurtsevich 6+4reb+2ast, M.Tkachenko 4+2ast
Uralmash – TSU 95-77
Uralmash held off TSU in Game 5 to secure the championship series berth. Uralmash shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. TSU was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Justin Roberson (187-93, college: ULM) stepped up and scored 24 points for the winners and his fellow American import forward Javonte Douglas (203-92, college: Montevallo) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. The former international forward Denis Levshin (202-93) responded with 13 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Dmitriy Nezvankin (187-93) scored 17 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Uralmash: J.Roberson 24+2reb+3ast, J.Douglas 19+7reb+2ast, A.Shcherbenev 17+1reb+3ast, M.Kondakov 12+2reb+3ast, A.Vostrikov 8+2reb+1ast, S.Karaulov 5+2reb
TSU: D.Nezvankin 17+3reb+2ast, V.Zaryazhko 13+4reb+3ast, D.Levshin 13+9reb, A.Zakharov 12+4reb+5ast, D.Arteshin 8+1reb, A.Fedyushin 4+1reb