Regular Season Day 3: Triumph - CEZ Nymburk 89-52 (21-19, 25-12, 22-10, 21-11)
Date: October 21, 2012 Tenth ranked Russian Triumph Lyubertsy (1-2) crushed at home higher ranked Czech CEZ Nymburk (1-2) by 37 points 89-52, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Triumph Lyubertsy led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Triumph Lyubertsy forced 27 CEZ Nymburk turnovers and outrebounded them 42-30 including 17 on the offensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by CEZ Nymburk helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American point guard Tywain McKee (188-86, college: Coppin St.) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Evgeny Valiev (205-90, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Five Triumph Lyubertsy players scored in double figures. American guard A.J. Abrams (180-86, college: Texas, agency: Two Points) answered with 10 points and 4 steals and the other American import guard Michael Taylor (188-86, college: Iowa St., agency: Priority Sports) added 11 points in the effort for CEZ Nymburk. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Triumph Lyubertsy left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated CEZ Nymburk. Triumph Lyubertsy's next round opponent will be Tsmoki-Minsk (#10) on the road which should be theoretically another easy game. CEZ Nymburk will play against Neptunas (#9) in Klaipeda. Top scorers: Triumph: T.McKee 15+7reb+3ast, Y.Naimy 15+4reb+3ast, K.Landry 14+4reb, T.Mitchell 13+6reb, E.Valiev 11+10reb+3ast, S.Karasev 8+4reb+4ast CEZ Nymburk: M.Taylor 11+2reb, A.Abrams 10+4reb+1ast, M.Pavkovic 9+2reb+1ast, T.Pomikalek 7+4reb, L.Palyza 5+3reb, P.Benda 4+2reb
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