In Krasnodar in the match of the regular season of the VTB United League “Lokomotiv-Kuban” hosted “Zenit”.
The first half of the meeting was held with the full advantage of “Loko”. The teams went at the big break when the score was 52:34 in favor of the hosts. Nevertheless, already in the third quarter, “Zenit” was able to return to the game, having played 17 points. At the start of the fourth quater the team from St. Petersburg made a dash – 9:0 and went ahead by 8 points.
But “Lokomotiv-Kuban” managed to return the leadership and keep it until the final siren – 87:84. Double-double in the winner team was made by Frank Elegar (21 points and 15 rebounds), Joe Ragland scored 13 points. “Zenit” has 15 points in the asset of Sergey Karasev.
Kazan UNICS on the road got a difficult victory over “Astana”. The first half of the meeting was dictated by the guests. At the break the teams went when the score was 38:25 in favor of UNICS.
Already in the second half the hosts managed to add, gradually reducing the gap. In an additional five minutes the favorite drove his opponent. The victory of UNICS – 78:73. Jamar Smith became the most effective in the winner team – 20 points.