Failed against Monaco
In a head-to-head battle that went down in the final quarter, AS Monaco prevailed over Zenit with an 86-77 win in their Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 22 meeting in St. Petersburg, to take revenge and even their regular-season series.
Zenit – Monaco: 77-86 (-9)
Z: Loyd (9), Karasev (9), Ponitka (6 + 5 rebounds), Mickey (18), Pushkov (2) – start; Carter (2), Baron (2), Zakharov (0), Kulagin (12), Kuzminskas (12), Zubkov (7 rebounds), Poythress (4).
M: James (21), Thomas (8), Motejunas (16 + 8 rebounds), Ouattara (4), Diallo (5) – start; Lee (3), Bacon (20 + 6 rebounds), Motum (0), Faye (3), Gray (0), Anjusic (9).
BC Zenit Head Coach Xavier Pascual:
– Congratulations to Monaco on the victory. They were better than us throughout the game. We weren’t as effective at uncovering as the detainees. Many have gathered below their level. Of course, we are still “returning” after a long break and have not fully recovered after the victory over CSKA. Carter took his first game for Zenit. For the minutes that he got, you can say that I am pleased with his game, he helped to load the right moments. He continues to enter into the rhythm of the team and is confident that he will continue to progress.
On January 27, in St. Petersburg, Zenit will play against Anadolu Efes in the Euroleague. Tickets on sale at ticket.bc-zenit.com