We destroy Parma-Pari and return to the winning path!

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Parma-Pari's efforts to impose the fight on UNICS were only enough for the starting 10 minutes. After that, the hosts completely took control of the match and achieved a convincing final victory with a score of 93:74.

All 12 basketball players of our team took to the floor and scored points. The key to victory was the aggressive defense of Kazan, which provoked 24 turnovers from opponents, as well as the three–fold superiority of our guys in rebounds on offensive board - 16 to 5.

The Russian guard Georgy ZHBANOV was the most productive among the winners (17 points + 4 steals + 3 rebounds). The long-awaited return from injury of Daryl MACON, who brought the team 12 points, turned out to be successful. Jalen REYNOLDS added 11 points.

VTB United League. Regular season. Round 10.
UNICS – Parma-Pari - 93:74 (17:15, 25:19, 30:20, 21:20)
UNICS: Zhbanov (17+4 steals+3 rebounds), Macon (12), Reynolds (11+3 rebounds), Labeyrie (10+6 rebounds), Hunter (8+6 rebounds+3 assists), Dimitrijevic (7+9 assists+3 rebounds)
Parma-Pari: Allen (25+5 rebounds), Roberson (16+3 assists), Platunov (8+4 rebounds), Pokhodyaev (8+3 rebounds).


Velimir PERASOVIC, BC UNICS head coach:

«First of all, I congratulate my players on the victory. In my opinion, today we played one of the best games of the season. We were up against a really good team that demonstrates very high-quality basketball. This was proved by the matches of Parma-Pari with CSKA and Zenit, whose result was decided only in the final. Today our energy was at a high level, especially in those moments when the bench players appeared on the court. We showed a very good defense, forcing the opponent to commit 24 turnovers. I am glad that we have returned to a higher level compared to the previous three matches».

Georgiy ZHBANOV, BC UNICS guard:

«A great victory. After the defeat in Moscow, it was important for us to rehabilitate ourselves in front of our fans. Today we followed all the instructions of the coach, played hard in defense, acted well in offense, shared the ball and showed team basketball. Congratulations on the well-deserved victory to my teammates, the coaching staff, our fans and the club».

Evgeny PASHUTIN, BC Parma-Pari head coach:

«It's difficult for me to comment. UNICS won deservedly. In the third quarter we played very softly and made 24 mistakes under pressure. We should reconsider this attitude and be tougher both in defense and offense».

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