Zenit stuns Avtodor to climb on the 2nd spot in the VTB League
Zenit road warriors outscored Avtodor Saratov and took a revenge for the December loss in Petersburg.
Avtodor – Zenit: 75-93 (+18)
A: Scrubb (8 + 6 assists), Chery (19), Kolesnikov (10), Shakic (2 + 6 rebounds), Jarrett (0) – start; Funderberk (7), Pranauskis (0), Minchenko (6), Kvitkovskikh (6), Sergeev (3), Gavrilov (0), Johnson (14 + 6 rebounds).
Z: Loyd (18), Volkhin (0), Kulagin (7 + 6 assists), Poythress (14 + 7 rebounds), Mickey (14 + 5 assists) – start; Ponitka (5 + 6 assists), Karasev (8), Baron (18), Zubkov (0), Pushkov (0), Zakharov (0), Kuzminskas (9).
BC Zenit Head Coach Xavier Pascual:
– I think that today we played very well both in defense and offence. For almost 40 minutes we were in the lead in the game, increasing the advantage. Today we made 27 assists, created great chances for shots and stopped the ball from the opponent. After the loss to Monaco, we were able to draw the right conclusions and got a vital victory. We continue to move in this direction!
On January 27, in St. Petersburg, Zenit will play against the Turkish Anadolu Efes within the framework of the Euroleague. Tickets on sale at tickets.bc-zenit.com