Zenit ties sefinal series with UNICS Kazan
The blue-white take a rematch against UNICS in Game 2 to make the series 1-1.
Zenit – UNICS 76-67 (+9)
Z: Loyd (17 + 5 assists), Poythress (12 + 7 rebounds), Monia (played 5 minutes), Mickey (11 + 7 rebounds), Kulagin (6 + 6 rebounds) – start; Karasev (8 + 5 rebounds), Carter (2), Fridzon (DNP), Buckner (2 rebounds), Baron (18 + 5 assists), Vialtsev (DNP), Zubkov (2 + 4 rebounds).
Y: Brown (25), Hezonja (13 + 8 rebounds), Klimenko (6), Vorontsevich (2), Komolov (1 rebound) – start; Zaitsev (5), Uzinsky (DNP), Mayo (2), Shakic (1 rebound), Mosley (6), Johnson (7), Zhbanov (1).
Xavi Pascual, Zenit BC Head Coach:
Thank you all for today’s support, it helped us a lot. We showed our typical good game with great energy. Both teams played seriously today both on offense and defense, so I think it was a wonderful game for all basketball fans. Overall, we had a better attitude today, we controlled ourselves better. We also won the board, which we completely lost in Game 1. We have improved our game in all aspects. We finished the game with only 9 turnovers, which is a great indicator, but five of them were in the last quarter, and this is something worth working on. We will go to Kazan with the best mood and desire to win.
Score in the series is tied 1:1. Game 3 will take place in Kazan on May 11.