Defeated by CSKA in the pre-season Super Cup

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UNICS starts its performance at the group stage of the pre-season Super Cup with a 71:76 defeat of the VTB United League vice-champion CSKA Moscow, despite 20 points and 8 rebounds from Jalen REYNOLDS.

VTB United League Super Cup. Group B. 1st round.
CSKA (Moscow) – UNICS (Kazan) – 76:71 (17:17, 20:11, 27:22, 12:21).
UNICS: Reynolds (20+8 rebounds+3 assists+1 blocked shot), Labeyrie (13+7 rebounds+4 steals), Macon (12+6 assists), Hunter (6), Ilnitsky (4+4 rebounds), Brown (4).
CSKA: Astapkovich (18+9 rebounds), Milutinov (13+6 rebounds), Komolov (9+3 rebounds), Jean-Charles (8).

Our guys made only 5 turnovers in 40 minutes against 18 unforced errors at CSKA. However, the Army team significantly outperformed UNICS in rebounds (41 to 26), which was the key to victory. The most productive in the white-green team were Jalen REYNOLDS, who scored 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists, as well as Louis LABEYRIE, who scored 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals.

On Saturday, September 24, at 17.00 on the floor of the capital's VTB Arena, UNICS will play its second match in Group B of the VTB United League Super Cup against Serbian Mega.


Velimir PERASOVIC, BC UNICS head coach:

«Today we showed good dedication, but our attack was not effective enough to count on victory. We had problems with the rebound on our board and we have to play more flexible». 

Louis LABEYRIE, BC UNICS forward:

«Today we didn't play well enough to win. Nevertheless, in the fourth quarter we had chances to win. The result of the match was made up of little things. We will learn a lesson from this defeat and come fully prepared for the next game».

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