St. Petersburg “Zenit” on the road outplayed “Enisey” in the match of the regular season of the VTB United League. The guests won three out of four quarters, which brought them a natural victory. The final score of the meeting is 104:84 in favor of St. Petersburg club.
The most effective player of the match in the winner team was Kyle Kuric, who scored 34 points and made 4 rebounds, another 32 points were scored by Sergey Karasev. In the team of the guests Suleiman Braimoh scored 20 points. Denis Zakharov scored 16 points. Zabian Dowdell made 11 assists.
“Lokomotiv-Kuban” made an away victory over VEF. The match took place in a competitive struggle, and its outcome became clear only in the final ten-minute period.
The first quarter remained for the hosts – 22:19. In the second quarter they strengthened the advantage, which allowed them to leave for a break with a score of 42:36. In the second half of the meeting, “Loko” added to the beginning of the fourth quarter and lost only one point. In the last ten minutes “Loko” showed exemplary defence, which helped them to issue a difficult victory – 71:69.
The most effective in the team of the winners was Joe Ragland, who scored 18 points.
In Krasnoyarsk “Enisey” made a home victory over “Tsmoki-Minsk”. A good reserve for victory the hosts did already in the first quarter, which was won with a score of 22:12.
In the second and third quarters Minsk team managed to slightly reduce the backlog, but in the final game segment “Enisey” again went into a double-digit gap and formed a victory with a score of 91:80.
Zabian Dowdell scored 17 points and made 6 assists.
Kazan UNICS on the home site outplayed “Nizhny Novgorod”. To determine the winner, it took overtime. The guests managed to hold the first half of the meeting well, leaving for a big break with a 12 points advantage. However, in the second half of the match UNICS was able to add and level the gap to the final siren. In an additional five-minute Kazan turned out to be stronger. The final score of the meeting is 99:93.
Jamar Smith scored 16 points in this game.