“Zenit” in Astana beat the eponymous club showing the progress.
Thanks to effective actions in attack the visitors created an advantage of 8 points in the first quarter – 25:17. In the future, the gap has increased – 58:39 before the big break.
The gap has started to shrink during the third quarter, while Karasev had serious claims to the team game in attack. And in fact: at some point the attack of blue-white-blues brought them only 2 points in 3 minutes. Only at the end of the quarter St. Petersburg returned the advantage of 20 points – 82:62.
In the fourth quater the attack of “Zenit” continued to slip a bit, and the advantage of blue-white-blues retained by defense. In the sixth minute of the quarter the players of “Zenit”, however, received two unsportsmanlike fouls in a row, but even that has failed to save the home side from defeat. “Zenit” made a victory with a score of 105:82.
Janis Timma scored 21 points, Sergey Karasev – 16.