Cup of Kondrashin and Belov. Victory over the national team of Finland

In the first game of Kondrashin and Belov’s Cup, which started in St. Petersburg, the Russian men’s team took over the team of Finland – 91:75.

Dmitry Khvostov, Vitaly Fridzon, Nikita Kurbanov, Andrei Vorontsevich and Timofei Mozgov appeared on the court in the starting five of Russians. And they pretty quickly created a good reserve – 7: 2 after two minutes.

But the Finnish players did not give up so easily, showing the Russian team their main weapon – three-point shots. The Russians lost the starting quarter with a score of 21:25, and the second was started with an effective attack of rivals. Only closer to a big break, the Russians seized the initiative. The ending of the first half was marked by the first points of Timofei Mozgov (of course, from above) and a prolonged series of free throws shoots where the players of Sergei Bazarevich were slightly more lucky – 42:40.

In the third quarter Vorontsevich and Mozgov ended three attacks in a row by their shoots – 49:40. At the 29th minute, the guests reduced the gap to two points (59:57) and had a chance to equalize, but made a loss. The end of the period remained for the Russians – 64:57.

In the last quarter there was no struggle. For 7.04 before the final siren the advantage of the Russian national team became double-digit (72:62). Team Finland still tried to “snap”, gaining 6 points in a row, but Russian team could not stop. 91:75.
On Sunday, August 6, at 12.30 Russian national team will meet with the Israeli team in the second match of Kondrashin and Belov’s Cup.



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