Zenit grabs a big win from leader!
The blue-white finish the UNICS Kazan winning streak and inflicts their first home defeat of the season!
UNICS (Kazan) – Zenit: 80-84 (+4)
U: Komolov (5), Zaitsev (10 + 6 rebounds), Hezonja (27 + 10 rebounds), Jekiri (17), Vorontsevich (6) – start; Drakovsky (did not play), Mayo (8), Uzinsky (1), Spissu (6 + 5 assists), Zhbanov (DNP), Lazarev (1 reb), Pavlov (DNP).
Z: Loyd (14), Poythress (14 + 8 rebounds), Zakharov (played 10 minutes), Mickey (11 + 7 rebounds), Kulagin (8 + 6 assists) – start; Karasev (26) Monia (played 3 minutes), Carter (5 + 6 assists), Volkhin (1 transfer), Zubkov (2 rebounds), Fridzon (6).
Xavier Pascual, Zenit BC Head Coach:
Congratulations to UNICS on having a wonderful season this year. It was a very good game for all basketball fans. After the first quarter, it was very difficult for us, as we trailed for some time. The equal game continued until the end of the third quarter, when we seized the initiative. UNICS continued to resist and maintained the intrigue until the end of the game. We were more careful in the very end and got such an important victory.
On March 27, Zenit is going to visit Kazakhstan to play against Astana in the VTB United League.
The next home meeting of the VTB United League will be against Lokomotiv-Kuban on April 4. Tickets on sale for tickets.bc-zenit.com