In Riga VEF beat “Astana” in the match of the regular season of the VTB United League.
The hosts convincingly started the meeting, winning the starting quarter with a score of 20:15. In the next quarter they increased the advantage, bringing it to 15 points – 47:32. After a long break VEF controlled what was happening on the floor and brought the match to victory – 89:77.
Malcolm Grant from “Astana” scored 19 points.
“Parma” in the home arena lost to UNICS, thus losing the chance of reaching the playoffs.
The meeting was held in a tight struggle, but a small advantage in the course of the game was still for the guests. UNICS won the first three quarters and eventually won with a score of 88:81.
The most effective in the winner team was Jamar Smith, who scored 16 points.
“Avtodor” made a home victory over “Khimki”. The meeting was held in a bitter struggle. During the first three quarters the leadership has repeatedly passed from one team to another.
The decisive in the fight was the final game segment, when the team from Saratov managed to organize a spurt and not only to liquidate a small backlog, but to come forward. In the end, they won the victory with a score of 104:92.
In “Khimki” Malcolm Thomas scored 15 points.
CSKA made a home victory over “Zenit”. The hosts experienced difficulties only in the first quarter, losing with a score of 24:25. In the future, the “army team” seized the initiative and confidently controlled the course of the match, winning each of the next quarters.
In the end CSKA secured a confident victory – 100:84.
16 points in this game were scored by Semen Antonov.