The City Reapers closed out the series against the Cold Hearts with an 89-75 victory led by Ausar and Amen Thompson in front of a packed house at OTE Arena.
Ausar finished with 26 points, eight assists and five rebounds and Amen had 23 points, 11 assists and six rebounds.
In the fourth quarter, the Cold Hearts got within four points and Naasir Cunningham took a step back three to get within one. He missed and the Reapers got out in transition and Eli Ellis hit a three. The Reapers quickly ran off nine straight points to go up back by 11 and ice the game.
Ryan Bewley had his second double-double of the playoffs with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Eli Ellis got hot from the outside once again and finished with 18 points with four threes.
The Cold Hearts were paced by Naasir Cunningham with 15 points, but only three of those came in the second half.
The first game of the night was the YNG Dreamerz starting their playoffs against the Rams and it was a game of runs. In the end, the Dreamerz were too much having three players score at least 20 points.
Jalen Martin finished with 24 points and eight rebounds, Jazian Gortman had 22 points and Bryson Warren had 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Leading by one early in the fourth, the Dreamerz pushed it out to 10 a couple minutes later and were able to keep they Rams down to secure the 91-80 victory to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Izan Almansa pulled down a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Alexandre Sarr also pulled down 10 rebounds. The Dreamerz outrebounded the Rams 54-40 in the game.
Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn led the Rams with 25 points. Isaiah Coleman finished with 21 points.
The Dreamerz will play for a spot against the City Reapers in the Championship on Saturday at 6 p.m. If the Rams win, there will be a game three on Tuesday, February 28.