Zenit grabs a win from Kalev to keep the second spot in the VTB League
However, the renewed Kalev did not want to give a victory without a fight.
Kalev – Zenit: 74-75 (+1)
K: Jackson (27), Murphy (5 + 4 rebounds), Kitsing (14), Silins (6), Melson (12 points) – start; Kurbas (4 rebounds), Cousins (10 + 4 assists), Nurger (3), Kangur (0), Hermet (2 rebounds), Dorbek (0), Haller (0).
Z: Loyd (11 + 6 rebounds + 5 assists), Karasev (11), Kulagin (5 + 7 assists), Poythress (21 + 7 rebounds), Mickey (11) – start; Carter (7 + 3 assists), Volkhin (0), Baron (2), Zubkov (3), Pushkov (2), Kuzminskas (3), Karvanen (0).
BC Zenit head coach Xavier Pascual:
Congratulations to Kalev on this game! It was a very, very difficult game for us. Until the last quarter, everything was more or less normal, after that we did not show the necessary efficiency, we missed our shots. Jackson, on the contrary, showed a fantastic game and gave us a lot of difficulties. In the end, we won and continue to move in the same direction.
On February 10, in Berlin, Zenit will play the Euroleague against Alba. Zenit’s next home game will be played on February 25 against Barcelona. Tickets on sale at tickets.bc-zenit.com