Zenit left no chances for Tsmoki in Minsk. Fifth back-to-back win in the VTB League
The 6th away game in a row put a lot of psychological and physical pressure on the Zenit. The desire to win the fifth victory in a row, the absence of defeats in personal meetings against the Minsk team and the expectation of a short break for the All-Star Game left great chances for the victory of the Xavi Pascual’s squad.
Tsmoki-Minsk – Zenit: 74-90 (+16)
T: Warner (15 + 7 rebounds), Belyankov (21), Lake (6), Clark (5), Hernandez-Zinenko (9) – start; Kosko (3), Poroliov (0), Stabrovsky (7), Bliznyuk (0), Trostinetsky (3 points + 5 rebounds), Stubeda (2), Korottsov (3).
Z: Loyd (7 + 4 rebounds + 4 assists), Karasev (11 + 5 rebounds), Kulagin (8 + 3 rebounds + 4 assists), Poythress (14 + 6 rebounds), Mickey (12 + 6 rebounds) – start; Carter (7 + 6 assists), Volkhin (15), Baron (11 + 3 assists), Zubkov (5 + 3 rebounds), Pushkov (1 rebound), Karvanen (did not play).
Xavi Pascual, Zenit BC Head Coach:
Congratulations to Tsmoki-Minsk on a good game. We spent the whole of February on the road, and now we are returning home in a good mood. A short break for the All-Star Game will give us some time to recover. Thanks to our fans for their support.
Sergey Karasev, Zenit BC Forward:
In the first half, we couldn’t score three-pointers, and then the game seemed to go according to our rules. Igor caught his throw today, and Alex, as always, put pressure on the opponent’s ring. Now we have a little rest to prepare for Barcelona.
On February 20, the VTB United League All-Star Game will take place, in which the players of our main team will take part.
The next game of Zenit in the Euroleague will played on February 25 against Barcelona. Tickets on sale at tickets.bc-zenit.com