The end of the Volga derby is for Nizhny

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Daryl MACON's 20 points and Jalen REYNOLDS' 13 points with 9 rebounds did not save UNICS from defeat in a dramatic ending in Nizhny Novgorod - 68:78

The whole game there was a swing on the court, none of the teams let the opponents go far in the score. 3 minutes before the buzzer, Kazan took the lead for the last time after Macon's effective lay-up (66:65). Unfortunately, the result of the match was predetermined by the subsequent spurt of Nizhny 10:0. 

Due to injury, Russian national team guard Georgy Zhbanov did not take part in the game.

VTB United League. Regular season. The 29th round.
Pari Nizhny Novgorod (Nizhny Novgorod) – UNICS (Kazan) – 78:68 (20:18, 19:22, 13:11, 26:17).
Pari Nizhny Novgorod: Love (28), Khvostov (10 + 7 assists).
UNICS: Macon (20), Reynolds (13 + 9 rebounds), Dimitrijevic (9 + 6 rebounds + 4 assists), Labeyrie (9 + 5 rebounds).


Velimir PERASOVIC, BC UNICS head coach:

«Congratulations to Nizhny Novgorod. They have been showing good basketball lately — they beat Zenit first, then us. Both teams demonstrated fairly open basketball, with the exception of the last two minutes. In the end, Pari NN played better than us — they made their free throws. As for us, we did not use situations with tactical fouls. All those fouls were penalized by free throw attempts. We tried to improve with open shots, but missed, and the game moved to the other half».

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