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We did not get to Euroleague

We did not get to Euroleague
Date: 09 jun 2018
Source: Press BC UNICS
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In the semifinals of the "Final Four" of the United VTBLeague UNICS in a hard struggle lost  to "Khimki" and on June 10 will play in the match for third place with "Zenith".
In the first semifinal, the capital's CSKA predictably without troubles dismantled the St. Petersburg "Zenith", 84:67 and reached the final. This meant that the winner of the second semi-final of UNICS - "Khimki" automatically received a ticket to the Euroleague, because CSKA already has a multi-year license to participate in the most prestigious basketball European Cup.
 
The main match of the season for the Kazan team began this season: Melvin Ejim, Quino Colom, Stephane Lasme, Trenton Lockett and Evgeny Kolesnikov. A familiar combination. And immediately faced with the habitually productive game of the leader of "Khimki" Alexei Shved, in the first 10 minutes he scored 10 points. Thanks to him, the opponent constantly led in the account, although the first scored their points in the match is Kazan by the efforts of Colom. But, and this is the main reason for leadership of "Khimki", they completely replayed the Kazan under the shield, the selection in the first quarter of 5-14. Thus, by the end of the period,  Khimki lost 5 points, 16:21. The substitution in UNICS in this quarter:  Jamar Smith, Maurice Ndour and Anton Ponkrashov.
 
Immediately after the first break in the game,  for Kazan successfully entered Andrei Koscheev, adding the ball to the basket, 20:23. Shved again brings the advantage of "Khimki" to 6 points, 20:26, but then Smith said his strong word, adequately answering Shved. Jamar scored 8 points in a row, 28:26, bringing his luggage to 10 points. But Shved also did not stop, 28:35 in the middle of the quarter, and 21 points in his asset by the end of the period. The next two minutes the team defended perfectly, not gaining one point, only then the Kazan first came out of the stupor, 32:35 after the attack of Lasme with a foul. The result of the first half of 32:38 after the "three" of Shved. But a quarter of the game remained for UNICS, the rebounds are already equal, 18-18, which could not but inspire optimism before the second half. But the losses are 9-6.
 
In the debut of the third quarter, "Khimki" led by 9 points, 32:41, then 35:44. The duel of Smith and Shved continued, 42:46 after the next "three" of Smith, immediately in a break Ndour scored from above, 44:46. However, this time Khimki managed to come off, 44:52. It's good that in the end, Smith again got from behind the arc, 47:52, typing his 21 points. The whole struggle is yet to come.
 
And the decisive expectation was the final quarter. Shved decided everything, on account of whom at some moment was exactly half of all the points of his team, 36 out of 72. Three successive shots of Shved and Charles Jenkins and on the scoreboard  is 58:72. But UNICS did not even think of throwing out the white flag, 64:72 two minutes before the end. In no way can Lasme score, but UNICS pressure is working. He scored, finally, from under the ring, 66:72, fixing the jerk of Kazan 8-0 within two minutes. Alas, Smith was injured 45 seconds before the end. "Khimki" wins and gos to the final, 71:76.
 
UNICS (Kazan) - Khimki (Moscow region) - 71:76 (18:23, 14:15, 15:14, 24:24). The most productive: UNICS - Smith (23), Colom (13), Lasme (13 + 12 rebounds + 4 interceptions + 2 block shots); "Khimki" -  Shved (36), Jenkins (12).
Sergey Gavrilov.
 

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TOURNAMENTS
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VTB League
season 2017/2018,
g w pts
1
CSKA
Moscow, Russia
24 22 46
2
UNICS
Kazan, Russia
24 22 46
3
Lokomotiv-Kuban
Krasnodar, Russia
24 17 41
4
Zenit
St. Petersburg, Russia
24 16 40
5
Avtodor
Saratov, Russia
24 14 38
6
Khimki
Moscow region, Russia
24 13 37
7
Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
23 9 32
8
VEF
Riga, Latvia
24 8 32
9
Tsmoki-Minsk
Minsk, Belarus
24 8 32
10
Parma
Perm, Russia
23 7 30
11
Astana
Astana, Kazakhstan
24 7 31
12
Kalev
Tallinn, Estonia
24 6 30
13
Enisey
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
24 6 30
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;
#
Eurocup
season 2017/2018, group H
g w pts
1
Reggio Emilio
Reggio Emilia, Italy
6 4 10
2
UNICS
Kazan, Russia
6 4 10
3
Asvel Lyon
Villeurbanne, France
6 3 9
4
Limoges CSP
Limoges, France
6 1 7
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;
#
United League VTB U21
season 2017/2018,
g w pts
1
Khimki-2
Moscow region, Russia
36 30 66
2
Samara-2
Samara, Russia
35 26 61
3
Lokomotiv-Kuban-2
Krasnodar, Russia
36 26 62
4
UNICS-2
Kazan, Russia
36 20 56
5
CSKA-2
Moscow, Russia
34 16 50
6
Parma-2
Perm, Russia
36 16 52
7
Zenit-2
St. Petersburg, Russia
36 15 51
8
Nizhny Novgorod-2
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
33 12 45
9
Avtodor-2
Saratov, Russia
34 9 43
10
Enisey-2
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
34 5 39
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;

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