VTB United League. Zenit at CSKA Moscow. Preview
The Army team is in second place in the VTB United League, having one more victory than Zenit, but also having played 1 more game. Winning this battle will bring the one of the teams closer to the leader of the tournament and give an additional boost at the end of the regular season. A large number of players who joined the teams in the previous two weeks set special tasks for the coaches. Considering all the details, we can say that this meeting will be central to the end of the regular season of the United League.
The CSKA Forces in the VTB United League
12.4 – Alexey Shved (Russia, Guard, 198 cm)
7.4 – Nikola Milutinov (Serbia, Center, 213 cm)
4.1 – Alexey Shved (Russia, Guard, 198 cm)
1.1 – Alexey Shved (Russia, Guard, 198 cm)
The Zenit Forces in the VTB United League
9.5 – Sergey Karasev (Russia, Forward, 201 cm)
9.0 – Aaron Carver (USA, Forward, 201 cm)
4.0 – Vitaly Fridzon (Russia, Guard, 195 cm)
1 – Dmitry Kulagin (Russia, Guard, 197 cm)
Andrey Zubkov, Zenit BC Forward:
We are going to Moscow with a fighting spirit. When the games are once a week, you rather wait to go and play. Of course, we are going in a good mood, because we need to fight to get as high as possible before the playoffs. Alexey Shved is strong at CSKA now, and CSKA is always CSKA. A good coach, the players who stayed are not in this team for nothing, and each of them is dangerous. Of course, most of all we tune in to Shved and Milutinov, but we need to be ready for everything. Our “newcomers” fit into the team. They have been in basketball for many years, one or two days for them – and they are ready again. Everyone in our team is healthy and everyone is ready. I won’t put all our cards on the table, but the most important thing is to play well in defense and not make stupid losses.