Zenit guarantees itself at least the second place in the United League regular season
Zenit wins over Tsmoki-Minsk and guarantees itself at least the second place in the regular season of the United League.
Zenit – Tsmoki-Minsk: 93-73 (+20)
Z: Carver (2 rebounds), Vialtsev (6), Karasev (10), Mickey (15 + 4 rebounds), Kulagin (5) – start; Monia (2 rebounds), Carter (13 + 5 assists), Zakharov (3), Zubkov (5), Fridzon (5), Baron (28), Pushkov (3).
T: Belyankov (19), Trostinetsky (2), Bliznyuk (20), Korattsov (7), Hernandez-Zinenko (6 + 6 rebounds + 5 assists) – start; Stabrowski (played 3 minutes), Vaskovtsov (did not play), Dudu (1 rebound), Kosko (4), Borisevich (11 + 4 rebounds), Stubeda (4).
Xavier Pascual, Zenit BC Head Coach:
Good evening! I want to say thank you to all the fans who came to today’s game and have been with us since the first battle of the season. Before the game, we understood that we would play without Poythress, who suffered a slight injury a couple of days ago, and without Loyd, who dropped out the day before the game. We played very well and as well as the opponent allowed us. Tsmoki-Minsk is a great team with a coach whom I respect and appreciate very much. We should be happy with this result. Dmitry Kulagin received a dissection. I wouldn’t talk about the extent of the injury, but I’m sure it’s not very serious. Whoever we play in the quarterfinals, it will be a serious opponent. So, let’s wait for Friday.
Zenit will hold the next VTB United League matches already at the playoff stage on April 23 and 25. Tickets are on sale soon at tickets.bc-zenit.com