We open the home series of games with a victory over Parma

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A 14-0 spurt in the final quarter helped UNICS score a convincing 96-73 victory over Parma-Pari in the first of a series of pre-season scheduled home games.

Friendly game. Kazan. Basket Hall.
UNICS (Kazan) - Parma-Pari (Perm) - 96:73 (28:17, 19:21, 22:24, 27:11).

UNICS: Labeyrie (17+3 rebounds), Reynolds (14+5 rebounds), Macon (13+5 assists+3 rebounds), Hunter (13+3 rebounds), Ilnitsky (11+4 rebounds), Razumov (7+2 rebounds), Tkachenko (6+rebound), Dimitrijevic (4+3 assists), Zaitcev (4+6 assists), Kulagin (3).

Despite the players' unusual lack of spectators in the stands of the Basket Hall, UNICS briskly started the friendly match against Parma-Pari and achieved a double-digit lead by the end of the starting quarter - 28:17. The teams played the second quarter on an equal footing and went to a half break with the score 47:38 in favor of the hosts. By this time, Reynolds and Labeyrie already had 10 points each.

During the third ten-minute session, UNICS allowed the guests to reduce the distance to "-2". However, in the final game quarter, Velimir Perasovic's team reached its capacity and achieved a convincing victory with a score of 96:73. In addition to the abundance of spectacular dunks and good implementation of three–pointers (8/20), we also note the high-quality game of our guys in defense - in 40 minutes the hosts made 11 steals and forced the opponents to lose the ball 22 times.

Anthony Brown, Sergey Polstyanov and Andrey Vorontsevich did not take part in the match. In the absence of Vorontsevich, the captain's armband went to Georgy Zhbanov.

Tomorrow, September 6, at 18.30, the teams will hold a second game.