VTB United League. Zenit at UNICS Kazan
On March 21 Xavi Pascual’s squad is going to face against UNICS Kazan which occupies the first place in the VTB United League standings, having suffered only two defeats since the beginning of the season, and one of them just happened to be against St. Petersburg team.
A very smooth season of the Kazan club and two victories over CSKA Moscow allow Velimir Perasovich’s squad to feel confident before the upcoming playoff draw.
UNICS Kazan Forces in the VTB League
18.6 – Mario Hezonja (Croatia, Forward, 200 cm)
7.1 – Mario Hezonja (Croatia, Forward, 200 cm)
3.5 – Mario Hezonja (Croatia, Forward, 200 cm)
1.9 – Mario Hezonja (Croatia, Forward, 200 cm)
Zenit Forces in the VTB League
14.7 – Billy Baron (USA, Guard, 188 cm)
6,0 – Aaron Carver (USA, Forward, 201 cm)
6.0 – Tyson Carter (USA, Guard, 193 cm)
1,1 – Jordan Mickey (USA, Forward, 203 cm)
Dmitriy Kulagin, Zenit BC Guard:
We are playing tomorrow with the leader of the VTB United League. We had a lot of time to prepare for this game. I believe that the game will be interesting, it will be physically difficult. I think both teams will be well-tuned and motivated, and ready to win. The winner will be the one who will better perform the settings for the game. I hope that we will show good basketball and take the victory away from Kazan. Yes, we have already got one victory over UNICS and we plan to win for the second time. Sergey Alexandrovich, Egor Ivanovich, Vitaly Valeryevich are wonderful guys and excellent performers, legends of our sport. Anyway, we listen to their advice. They raised the atmosphere in the locker room, changed the tone of practice. Thank you for having the opportunity to play and fight with them shoulder to shoulder.