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Third victory in a row over Lokomotiv!

Third victory in a row over Lokomotiv!
Date: 14 october 2018
Source: Press BC UNICS
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In the second round of the VTB United League championship  UNICS has won over Lokomotiv-Kuban in a fierce fight, losing 10 points during the meeting which makes it the third consecutive win of Kazan over the principal opponent!

On the day of match it has turned out that Kostas Kaymakoglu and Alexander Bille will not participate. And the game was started by hosts as follows: Reymar Morgan, Trenton Lockett, Maurice Ndour, Evgeny Kolesnikov and Pierre Henry. They had a decent start, it was 7:3 after Henry’s shot. But the visitors quickly restored status quo, 7:7, 9:9.  Jamar Smith, Maxim Sheleketo and Artem Klimenko entered the game afterwards, then Eric McCollum and Anton Ponkrashov came off the bench. In a way the “second” roster has allowed guests first, it was 13:16 one and a half minutes before the first break. In short the first quarter remained with the southerners, 15:18. In a big part because the guests had advantage under the backboard, rebounds 6-10 and lost the ball more rarely, turnovers 3-2. That makes quite an interesting  statistics, also looking at free throws – 0-10.

The “first” roster brought back point advantage to UNICS by the middle of second quarter (outlined by thorough defense of both teams) , it was 22:20 after a 3-point shot by Kolesnikov. In the next 4 and something minutes the hosts gained 7 points, visitors only got 2. Andrey Koscheev entered the game while Scheleketto got injured and could leave the court only when he got doctor’s assistance. Meanwhile the score in the court was changing back and forth: 22:22, 24:24. Then “plus 5” appears on the scoreboard, Klimenko was good. And again Lokomotiv caught up, 34:34 at the last minute of the first half. The first half was won by Cuban, 34:36.  Rebounds 13-18, turnovers 8-6. The number is vivid.

By the start of third quarter Lokomotiv was leading by 8 points, 38:46. The hosts keep losing the ball, allowing visitors to increase the gap. Visitors managed to reach a 10-point advantage, it was 38:48 by middle of the period. Locket and Smith made throws from behind the arc right on time, 44:50. Lokomotiv started to make mistakes, 51:52 after two gaps executed by Ndour, when only 2-58 was left before the last break. But very soon he appeared to have 4 fouls on his record and also the coach is given a technical foul. Emotions run high, tribunes roar. And final two precise throws by Henry bring advantage back to UNICS, though a little one, 56:55 at the last minute of the quarter. And at the last second Morgan sets the new score as the result of three periods – 58:56. But the rebound goes to visitors again, 18:27.

It goes clearly that everything resolved during the last quarter that being the reason why it turned out so emotional. Score was swinging again – 58:59, 60:59, 62:61. Breathing out, then Smith shots a 3-point, Ndour makes a dunk, 67:61. And fouls 0-4. Unics gets on its maximum scoring this evening of 8 point advantage, being 69:61. Unfortunately 3-17 minutes before the end Ndour quits the game with 5 fouls, having 9 points on his personal score by that time. But now Mc Collum hits from behind the arc  making it 76:68, still two and a half minutes left. Morgan gets his fifth foul when 2-09 is left till the end, he brought UNICS 9 points that night. When 2-03 is left Locket is getting his fifth foul! Missing 3 players out of the starting roster. Here comes a happy end. 76:73 with 80 seconds left. Now happens the most valuable 3-point shot by Mc Collum, 79:73. 79:75 and last offense by Lokomotiv. Two hours of excellent basketball and Unics becomes the winner of such an important game!

 

UNICS (Kazan) - Lokomotiv-Kuban (Krasnodar) – 79:75 (15:18, 19:18, 24:20, 21:19). The most productive: UNICS-Lockett (11), Henry (14+6 assists), Smith (10), McCollum (13); Lokomotiv-Kuban - Whitehead (18), McLean (15), Ponitka (16).

 

UNICS (Kazan) – «Lokomotiv-Kuban» (Krasnodar) – 79:75 (15:18, 19:18, 24:20, 21:19).

The most effective players:

UNICS  – Lockett (11), Henry (14+6 dishes), Smith (10), Mc Collum (13); «Lokomotiv-Kuban» - Whitehead (18), Maklin (15), Ponitka (16).

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VTB League
season 2018/2019,
g w pts
1
CSKA
Moscow, Russia
7 7 14
2
Khimki
Moscow region, Russia
7 7 14
3
UNICS
Kazan, Russia
6 5 11
4
Zenit
St. Petersburg, Russia
5 3 8
5
Lokomotiv-Kuban
Krasnodar, Russia
6 3 9
6
Astana
Astana, Kazakhstan
6 3 9
7
Kalev
Tallinn, Estonia
7 3 10
8
Zielona Gora
Zielona Gora, Poland
5 2 7
9
Avtodor
Saratov, Russia
5 2 7
10
Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
6 2 8
11
Parma
Perm, Russia
6 2 8
12
Enisey
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
7 2 9
13
Tsmoki-Minsk
Minsk, Belarus
6 1 7
14
VEF
Riga, Latvia
7 1 8
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;
#
Eurocup
season 2018/2019, group D
g w pts
1
UNICS
Kazan, Russia
7 6 13
2
Unicaja
Malaga, Spain
6 5 11
3
Fraport Skyliners
Frankfurt, Germany
6 4 10
4
Rytas
Vilnius, Lithuania
7 3 10
5
Mornar
Bar, Montenegro
6 1 7
6
Fiat Turin
Torino, Italy
6 0 6
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;
#
United League VTB U21
season 2018/2019,
g w pts
1
CSKA-Junior
Moscow, Russia
9 9 18
2
Lokomotiv-Kuban-2
Krasnodar, Russia
8 6 14
3
Zenit-2
St. Petersburg, Russia
8 6 14
4
Khimki-2
Moscow region, Russia
10 7 17
5
Avtodor-2
Saratov, Russia
10 6 16
6
Samara-2
Samara, Russia
9 5 14
7
UNICS-2
Kazan, Russia
8 4 12
8
Spartak
St. Peterburg, Russia
8 2 10
9
Parma-2
Perm, Russia
9 2 11
10
Nizhny Novgorod-2
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
8 1 9
11
Enisey-2
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
9 0 9
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;

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