Tie with Samara in the experimental roster

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17.09.2022

17.09.2022

In the absence of Macon, Labeyrie, Dimitrijevic and Vorontsevich, UNICS regained a 16-point gap in less than a quarter and tied in the second friendly match with Samara with a score of 62:62 thanks to a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds by Jalen Reynolds.


Kazan.Friendly game
UNICS (Kazan) – Samara – 62:62 (15:14,15:13,10:26,22:9).
UNICS: Reynolds (20+11 rebounds+3 assists+block shot), Ilnitsky (11+6 rebounds), Hunter (10+7 rebounds+3 assists+2 steals), Zhbanov (5+3 rebounds +2 assists), Brown (5+3 rebounds), Kulagin (5+2 rebounds).
Samara: Rivers (15), Reese (11+7 assists), Lazarev (8+3 rebounds) Gafurov (7+4 rebounds), Umrikhin (6), Sheleketo (5), Thomas (4+7 rebounds).

POSTGAME COMMENTS:


Stanislav ILNITSKY, BC UNICS forward:

«It's not easy to play two days in a row with one team. We started the match confidently. However, after a half time, we made several unjustified losses and could not find our offensive game in any way. Thanks to the character and active defense in the final quarter, we managed to win back a 16-point gap, return and even the score. We understand that there is still a lot of work ahead. Now we will continue preparing for the VTB United League Super Cup. I would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to the presentation of the team, which will take place on Sunday in Uram Park».

Vince HUNTER, BC UNICS forward:

«The game turned out to be very difficult. Both teams made a lot of mistakes. I think such battles will help us prepare for the start of the championship very well».