Double overtime. Crazy ending in Saint Petersburg. Series is not finished yet
There are games that could replace any championship match in their intensity and emotions. They show that it is worth fighting to the end at any moment. 5000 fans who came to the game are ready to confirm this!
Zenit – CSKA: 110-111 (-1)
Z: Loyd (15 + 8 rebounds + 10 assists), Buckner (4), Karasev (25 + 5 rebounds), Mickey (13), Carter (6) – start; Carter (2), Fridzon (2 rebounds), Poythress (20), Baron (28), Zakharov (2 assists), Zubkov (2 + 5 rebounds), Monia (played 4 minutes), Vialtsev (DNP).
C: Ware (18), Milutinov (20 + 17 rebounds), Antonov (8), Shved (21 + 10 assists), Kurbanov (6) – start; Kolesnikov (DNP), Khomenko (DNP), Freeman (3), Ukhov (1 rebound), Clyburn (33), Lopatin (DNP), Jerebko (2).
Xavi Pascual, Zenit BC Head Coach:
Thank you to all the fans who gave this incredible support today. It is clear that we are doing something very good together between the players and the team. Fans can’t help but like such games: the players played until the last second, the coaches were looking for options to win, the fans experienced every moment. We led by 5 points in the second overtime, but we couldn’t win. Tactically we were better throughout the game. One throw decided the outcome of the game, but we didn’t lose the championship. On Monday we will have another meeting, and we are preparing for it.
Game 5 of the VTB United League Finals will be played on June 30 at the Megasport Sports Complex (Moscow). If Zenit wins, the sixth meeting will take place on June 2 in St. Petersburg.