Stopped Lokomotiv at the Game of the Week

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In the absence of the injured Andrey VORONTSEVICH and Daryl MACON, UNICS gets a difficult victory over Lokomotiv-Kuban with a score of 83:75. The best in our team was Louis LABEYRIE, who scored a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds. Another 29 points and 11 assists for two were brought by Nenad Dimitrijevic and Vince HUNTER. Vyacheslav ZAITCEV recorded 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists.

UNICS (Kazan) - Lokomotiv-Kuban (Krasnodar) —83:75 (24:20, 19:19, 21:27, 19:9).
UNICS: Labeyrie (19 + 10 rebounds+4 blocked shots), Dimitrijevic (15 + 7 assists), Hunter (14), Zaitcev (12)
Lokomotiv Kuban: Barford (15 + 7 rebounds), Martyuk (14 + 9 rebounds), Willis (14 + 7 rebounds), Vedishchev (14).


Velimir PERASOVIC, BC UNICS head coach:

«First of all, I congratulate the players on winning a difficult match. It was fundamentally important for us to win today against such a serious opponent as Lokomotiv Kuban. Perhaps it may seem that victories are easy for us, because in previous games we smashed opponents with a difference of 40-50 points. However, it is not. This week we lost two basketball players at once – Andrey Vorontsevich was injured and Jalen Reynolds felt unwell. Our American center was included in the game list, but has not trained with the team in recent days and is not in optimal shape».

Louis LABEYRIE, BC UNICS forward:

«First of all thanks to UNICS fans to be with us for the derby vs Lokomotiv. That was a beautiful game both team deserved to win but the tough rule of sport gave us that win. S/O to my squad and on to the next one. À très vite!»
Aleksander SEKULIC, BC Lokomotiv-Kuban head coach:

«Congratulations to UNICS on the victory. The game turned out to be difficult for both opponents. At times, the teams demonstrated excellent basketball. We have a young squad. We are still striving to play at such a level as UNICS. Nevertheless, today we had a chance to win. Unfortunately, we missed it».

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