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Day 12: Spartak St.Petersburg keeps a leadership position - Jan 28, 2013


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Zack Wright
There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with derby games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Russian Spartak St.Petersburg as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Spartak St.Petersburg smashed 8th ranked Estonian Kalev/Cramo at home 80-59. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kalev/Cramo. The game without a history. Spartak St.Petersburg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Kalev/Cramo's 26 and made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Bosnian guard Zack Wright (195-85, college: Central Mo.) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Greek center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84) who added 13 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Spartak St.Petersburg's coach Jurij Zdovc felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Senegalese center Bamba Fall (217-86, college: SMU) with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Spartak St.Petersburg have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Defending Estonian champion Kalev/Cramo keeps the eighth place with nine games lost. They share the position with PGE Turow. Kalev/Cramo will play next round against strong Unics Kazan trying to get back on the winning streak. Spartak St.Petersburg will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Khimky in Khimki.
Important game to mention about took place in Astana. Fourth ranked Russian Krasnie Krilya (9-3) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Kazakhstan BC Astana (6-5) 78-75 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BC Astana. The winners were led by American guard Aaron Miles (186-83, college: Kansas) who scored that evening 17 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals and Andre Smith supported him with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Even 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists by Serbian swingman Branko Cvetkovic (200-84, agency: Beo Basket) did not help to save the game for BC Astana. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Krasnie Krilya have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Khimky. Defending Kazakhstan champion BC Astana keeps the fifth position with five games lost. Krasnie Krilya will play against PGE Turow (#9) in Zgorzelec in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BC Astana will play on the road against Lietuvos rytas (#6) in Vilnius and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
One of the most interesting games of round 12 was a derby match between two teams from Russia. Fifth ranked BC Nizhny Novgorod outleveled visiting Enisey Krasnoyarsk (5-7) 84-44. The best player for the winners was Dijon Thompson who scored 25 points and 6 steals (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Davon Jefferson who recorded 10 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Nizhny Novgorod have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 7-5 record. Enisey Krasnoyarsk at the other side dropped to the seventh place with seven games lost. BC Nizhny Novgorod will meet higher ranked Lokomotiv (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Enisey Krasnoyarsk will play against VEF Riga (#4) and hope to secure a win.
One of the most interesting games of round 12 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. The game took place in Kaunas where second ranked Zalgiris outleveled visiting Neptunas (1-11) 111-87. It was a good game for Mindaugas Kuzminskas who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Zalgiris (10-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending Lithuanian champion maintains second position having just -1 point less than leader CSKA. Neptunas lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 11 games lost. Zalgiris' next round opponent will be Triumph Lyubertsy (#6) in Lubertsy. Neptunas will play at home against CEZ Nymburk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Moscow. First ranked Russian host CSKA Moscow (11-1) defeated 3rd ranked Latvian VEF Riga (8-4) 83-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of VEF Riga. Worth to mention a great performance of Viktor Khryapa who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. VEF Riga's coach Ramunas Butautas rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. CSKA Moscow have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending Russian champion maintains first position with 11-1 record. Defending Latvian champion VEF Riga keeps the third place with four games lost. CSKA Moscow will face league's second-placed Zalgiris in Kaunas in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. VEF Riga will play at home against Enisey Krasnoyarsk.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 12: Khimky won against BC Donetsk on the opponent's court 84-66. Winless Tsmoki-Minsk unfortunately lost to Lokomotiv in a home game 64-80. Azovmash recorded a loss to PGE Turow on the road 69-78. Lietuvos rytas defeated Unics on its own court 87-80. Triumph smashed CEZ Nymburk in Lubertsy 96-68.



BC Donetsk - Khimky 66-84

Very expected game when 7th ranked Ukrainian BC Donetsk (4-8) was defeated at home by third ranked Russian Khimky (9-3) 84-66 on Monday. The game was mostly controlled by Khimky. BC Donetsk was better in third quarter 27-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Khimky looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Paul Davis (211-84, college: Michigan St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and Croatian-Bosnian guard Zoran Planinic (198-82) who added 9 points and 9 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was Lithuanian power forward Darius Songaila (204-78, college: Wake Forest, agency: Priority Sports) with 18 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Ramel Curry (192-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) scored 16 points and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Khimky moved-up to second place, which they share with Krasnie Krilya. BC Donetsk lost third consecutive game. Defending Ukrainian champion keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. Khimky will face league's leader Spartak St.Petersburg at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BC Donetsk will play against Azovmash (#10) in Mariupol.
Top scorers:
BC Donetsk: D.Songaila 18+7reb+1ast, R.Curry 16+4reb+5ast, V.Stojanovski 13+4reb+2ast, D.Fischer 7+7reb+1ast, O.Lypovyy 5+1reb+1ast, I.Radenovic 3+3reb+1ast
Khimky: P.Davis 24+11reb+1ast, Z.Planinic 9+2reb+9ast, P.Koponen 9+1reb+1ast, V.Fridzon 9+1reb+2ast, S.Monya 8+6reb+5ast, K.Loncar 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 217624


N.Novgorod - Enisey 84-44

One of the most interesting games of round 12 was a derby match between two teams from Russia. Fifth ranked BC Nizhny Novgorod outleveled visiting Enisey Krasnoyarsk (5-7) 84-44. The game without a history. BC Nizhny Novgorod led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Enisey Krasnoyarsk to just 6 points in first quarter. The best player for the winners was American swingman Dijon Thompson (201-83, college: UCLA) who scored 25 points and 6 steals (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Vadim Panin (203-84, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds. Four BC Nizhny Novgorod players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) who recorded 10 points and 9 rebounds and Bosnian center Elmedin Kikanovic (210-88, agency: Beo Basket) added 10 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Nizhny Novgorod have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 7-5 record. Enisey Krasnoyarsk at the other side dropped to the seventh place with seven games lost. BC Nizhny Novgorod will meet higher ranked Lokomotiv (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Enisey Krasnoyarsk will play against VEF Riga (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Enisey: D.Jefferson 10+9reb, E.Kikanovic 10+2reb, H.Rizvic 8+3reb, J.Rich 6+1reb+1ast, Z.Dowdell 6+2reb+2ast, V.Zaytsev 1+1reb+1ast
N.Novgorod: D.Thompson 25+4reb+2ast, S.Antonov 11+5reb+1ast, V.Panin 11+6reb+3ast, A.Yakovenko 10+6reb+3ast, D.Golovin 9+2reb+3ast, O.Trotter 8+4reb+3ast
gschID: 217623


Tsmoki-Minsk - Lokomotiv 64-80

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Russian Lokomotiv (8-4) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Belarusian Tsmoki-Minsk (0-12) 80-64 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 52-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Australian center Aleks Maric (211-84, college: Nebraska) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 9 rebounds and Lithuanian point guard Mantas Kalnietis (195-86, agency: Interperformances) who added 20 points and 4 assists during the contest. Four Lokomotiv players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Russian forward Aleksandr Fomin (206-86, agency: Interperformances) with 11 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and Aliaksei Trastsinetski (200-86) scored 10 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Lokomotiv moved-up to third place, which they share with Unics and VEF Riga. Defending Belarusian champion Tsmoki-Minsk still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Lokomotiv will face BC Nizhny Novgorod (#5) at home in the next round. Tsmoki-Minsk will play against Triumph Lyubertsy (#6) in Lubertsy and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Tsmoki-Minsk: A.Kudrautsau 12+2ast, A.Fomin 11+5reb, A.Trastsinetski 10+3reb+2ast, A.Pustahvar 9+4reb+1ast, A.Lashkevich 8+4reb+1ast, D.Korshuk 5+1reb+1ast
Lokomotiv: A.Maric 20+9reb+3ast, M.Kalnietis 20+4ast, D.Brown 13+1reb+2ast, M.Sheleketo 10+1reb+1ast, S.Jasaitis 5+4reb+1ast, M.Kolyushkin 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 217622


PGE Turow - Azovmash 78-69

Everything could happen in Zgorzelec at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Polish PGE Turow and 9th ranked Ukrainian Azovmash had identical 2-9 record. This time PGE Turow used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Mariupol 78-69 on Monday night. Azovmash was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 29-19 charge of PGE Turow, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Damian Kulig (206-87) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian guard Djordje Micic (195-83) who added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was center Oleksiy Pecherov (213-85) with 18 points and center Igor Zaytsev (210-89) scored 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Azovmash's coach Sergei Zavalin rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. PGE Turow (3-9) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Kalev/Cramo. Azovmash lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. PGE Turow will face league's second-placed Krasnie Krilya in Samara in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Azovmash will play on the road against BC Donetsk (#7).
Top scorers:
Azovmash: I.Zaytsev 18+2reb, O.Pecherov 18+3reb, M.Harris 10+7reb+2ast, R.Murray 7+2reb+2ast, L.Greer 6+3reb+3ast, M.Raduljica 4+3reb+1ast
PGE Turow: D.Kulig 20+5reb, I.Opacak 18+5reb, D.Micic 14+5reb+5ast, P.Stelmach 8+3reb+1ast, I.Zigeranovic 6+3reb+1ast, A.Cel 5+5reb
gschID: 217621


Spartak SP - Kalev/Cramo 80-59

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Russian Spartak St.Petersburg as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Spartak St.Petersburg smashed 8th ranked Estonian Kalev/Cramo at home 80-59. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kalev/Cramo. The game without a history. Spartak St.Petersburg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Kalev/Cramo's 26 and made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Bosnian guard Zack Wright (195-85, college: Central Mo.) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Greek center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84) who added 13 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Four Spartak St.Petersburg players scored in double figures. Spartak St.Petersburg's coach Jurij Zdovc felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Senegalese center Bamba Fall (217-86, college: SMU) with 15 points and 7 rebounds and U.S. Virgin Islands center Frank Elegar (208-86, college: Drexel) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Spartak St.Petersburg have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Defending Estonian champion Kalev/Cramo keeps the eighth place with nine games lost. They share the position with PGE Turow. Kalev/Cramo will play next round against strong Unics Kazan trying to get back on the winning streak. Spartak St.Petersburg will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Khimky in Khimki.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: B.Fall 15+7reb+1ast, F.Elegar 12+7reb, G.Dorbek 7+1ast, T.Sokk 6+3reb+4ast, A.Skele 6+5reb+1ast, T.Abbott 6+1ast
Spartak SP: Z.Wright 14+5reb+5ast, L.Mavrokefalidis 13+9reb+2ast, J.Carter 12+1reb+3ast, V.Dragicevic 12+7reb+2ast, J.Strelnieks 9+2reb+3ast, Y.Korolev 8+4reb
gschID: 217619


CSKA - VEF Riga 83-75

The game between Top Four teams took place in Moscow. First ranked Russian host CSKA Moscow (11-1) defeated 3rd ranked Latvian VEF Riga (8-4) 83-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of VEF Riga. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But VEF Riga won fourth quarter 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CSKA Moscow made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. CSKA Moscow outrebounded VEF Riga 36-20 including a 28-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Viktor Khryapa (203-82) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists and Serbian center Nenad Krstic (212-83) who added 21 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American-Bulgarian guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) with 14 points and 9 assists and Lithuanian forward Donatas Zavackas (203-80, college: Pittsburgh) scored 16 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. VEF Riga's coach Ramunas Butautas rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. CSKA Moscow have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending Russian champion maintains first position with 11-1 record. Defending Latvian champion VEF Riga keeps the third place with four games lost. CSKA Moscow will face league's second-placed Zalgiris in Kaunas in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. VEF Riga will play at home against Enisey Krasnoyarsk.
Top scorers:
VEF Riga: D.Zavackas 16+4reb, E.Rowland 14+3reb+9ast, K.Janicenoks 14+2reb, W.Daniels 11+1reb+1ast, K.Berzins 7+1reb, A.Kavaliauskas 6+3reb
CSKA: N.Krstic 21+7reb, S.Kaun 14+7reb+2ast, M.Teodosic 12+4reb+1ast, V.Khryapa 10+13reb+10ast, S.Weems 9+1reb, T.Papaloukas 6+1reb
gschID: 217618


Lietuvos rytas - Unics 87-80

There was a small surprise in Vilnius where sixth ranked Lithuanian Lietuvos rytas (6-6) beat 4th ranked Russian Unics Kazan (8-4) 87-80 on Sunday. Unics Kazan was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Lietuvos rytas made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Steponas Babrauskas (197-84) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and Bulgarian power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: Beo Basket) who added 11 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Mire Chatman (187-78, college: UTPA, agency: Higher Vision Sports) with 14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and his fellow American import forward Chuck Eidson (203-80, college: S.Carolina, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 14 points and 5 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Lietuvos rytas maintains sixth position with 6-6 record. Loser Unics Kazan dropped to the third place with four games lost. Lietuvos rytas will face higher ranked BC Astana (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Unics Kazan will play against Kalev/Cramo in Tallinn.
Top scorers:
Unics: N.Shabalkin 15+5reb, M.Chatman 14+8reb+4ast, C.Eidson 14+4reb+5ast, I.Vougioukas 13+4reb+1ast, K.Kaimakoglou 11+2reb+2ast, K.McCarty 7+2reb
Lietuvos rytas: S.Babrauskas 18+3reb+1ast, R.Seibutis 17+2reb+2ast, N.Nedovic 15+1reb+2ast, P.Samardziski 12+8reb, D.Ivanov 11+10reb+1ast, J.Blums 7+3ast
gschID: 217620


Zalgiris - Neptunas 111-87

One of the most interesting games of round 12 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. The game took place in Kaunas where second ranked Zalgiris outleveled visiting Neptunas (1-11) 111-87. The game was mostly controlled by Zalgiris. Neptunas was better in third quarter 31-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 21-of-24 charity shots (87.5 percent) during the game. Zalgiris shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 58.3 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 32 assists comparing to just 18 passes made by Neptunas' players. It was a good game for forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-89) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Center Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-79) contributed with 16 points and 5 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winners. Five Zalgiris players scored in double figures. Forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) replied with 21 points and 6 rebounds and forward Deividas Gailius (200-88) added 23 points in the effort for Neptunas. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Zalgiris (10-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending Lithuanian champion maintains second position having just -1 point less than leader CSKA. Neptunas lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 11 games lost. Zalgiris' next round opponent will be Triumph Lyubertsy (#6) in Lubertsy. Neptunas will play at home against CEZ Nymburk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: D.Gailius 23+3reb+1ast, V.Vasylius 21+6reb+3ast, M.Runkauskas 14+2reb+3ast, D.McClure 7+5reb, R.Broadus 6+4ast, S.Galdikas 5+3reb+2ast
Zalgiris: M.Kuzminskas 17+7reb, K.Lavrinovic 16+3reb+5ast, M.Popovic 16+5ast, V.Lipkevicius 15+4reb+1ast, A.Juskevicius 10+1reb+6ast, D.Lavrinovic 9+5reb+2ast
gschID: 217617


CEZ Nymburk - Triumph 68-96

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked Czech CEZ Nymburk's (4-8) home loss to seventh ranked Russian Triumph Lyubertsy (5-6) 68-96 on Sunday. The game without a history. Triumph Lyubertsy led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. CEZ Nymburk was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Tywain McKee (188-86, college: Coppin St.) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and Israeli point guard Yuval Naimy (188-85) who added 13 points and 8 assists during the contest. Four Triumph Lyubertsy players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American center Andrew Naymick (209-85, agency: Warren Sports International) with 12 points and 6 rebounds and center Petr Benda (203-82, agency: Court Side) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Triumph Lyubertsy moved-up to sixth place. CEZ Nymburk lost third consecutive game. Defending Czech champion dropped to the seventh position with eight games lost. Triumph Lyubertsy will face league's second-placed Zalgiris in Kaunas in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. CEZ Nymburk will play on the road against Neptunas (#9) in Klaipeda and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: V.Hruban 13+1reb+1ast, P.Benda 12+6reb, A.Naymick 12+6reb+1ast, M.Efevberha 9, R.Necas 8+1reb, T.Pomikalek 6+3reb+1ast
Triumph: T.McKee 16+6reb+4ast, S.Karasev 15+5reb, K.Landry 14+5reb+2ast, Y.Naimy 13+2reb+8ast, A.Kuzyakin 11+1reb, A.Vikhrov 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 217616


BC Astana - Krasnie Krilya 75-78

Important game to mention about took place in Astana. Fourth ranked Russian Krasnie Krilya (9-3) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Kazakhstan BC Astana (6-5) 78-75 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BC Astana. BC Astana was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 26-19 charge of Krasnie Krilya, which allowed them to win the game. The winners were led by American guard Aaron Miles (186-83, college: Kansas) who scored that evening 17 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals and the other American import forward Andre Smith (203-85, college: N.Dakota St.) supported him with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Even 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists by Serbian swingman Branko Cvetkovic (200-84, agency: Beo Basket) did not help to save the game for BC Astana. American center David Simon (208-82, college: IPFW) added 19 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Krasnie Krilya have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Khimky. Defending Kazakhstan champion BC Astana keeps the fifth position with five games lost. Krasnie Krilya will play against PGE Turow (#9) in Zgorzelec in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BC Astana will play on the road against Lietuvos rytas (#6) in Vilnius and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BC Astana: D.Simon 19+5reb+1ast, R.Marshall 16+3reb+4ast, B.Cvetkovic 16+7reb+4ast, A.Glyniadakis 10+5reb+2ast, A.Ponomaryov 8+5reb, R.Yargaliev 5+2reb+3ast
Krasnie Krilya: A.Miles 17+7reb+5ast, A.Smith 16+9reb+2ast, O.Thomas 14+4reb, C.Simmons 12+5reb+2ast, E.Kolesnikov 8+4reb+1ast, Y.Vasiliev 7
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