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VTB United League Finals. Zenit at CSKA. Game 7. Preview

4 June 2022
VTB United League Finals. Zenit at CSKA. Game 7. Preview

Do or Die! Last game of the season. High-motivated Zenit is determined to conquer their first VTB League trophy after making an incredible comeback in the series against defending champion CSKA. Game 7 will be played on June 5, at 14:00, in Moscow palace “MegaSport”.

Opposition

CSKA’s forces in the VTB United League

Points
16.2 – Alexey Shved (Russia, Guard, 198cm)

Rebounds
10.3 – Nikola Milutinov (Serbia, Center, 213 cm)

Assists
5.7 – Alexey Shved (Russia, Guard, 198 cm)

Steals
1.6 – Alexey Shved (Russia, Guard, 198 cm)

Zenit’s forces in the VTB United League

Points
14.3 – Billy Baron (USA, Guard, 187 cm)

Rebounds
5.5 – Alex Poythress (USA, forward, 205 cm)

Assists
5.2 – Jordan Loyd (USA, Guard, 197 cm)

Steals
1.2 – Jordan Loyd (USA, Guard, 197 cm)

Quote

Denis Zakharov, Zenit BC Forward:

Once again, we analyzed the opponent’s game, discussed tactics. We will carry out the coach’s instructions and give battle. We have already played Game 6, I think that emotions will no longer overwhelm. In any case, our fans will be at the game, and we will try to win.

Xavi Pascual, Zenit BC Head Coach:

Today was the last practice, which completes the 42nd week of our team’s work. We are going to Moscow with the right mental attitude, because in the last four games we have won three times and lost only one meeting in the second overtime. This means that we are close to the level of the game that we want to show. It’s going to be a special game! The best qualities of the players should be shown here. We must be ready to understand the course of the game, play well in defense and well in attack, not to lose the game plan, despite the struggle of emotions. We must perceive this game as the final of the finals!