Regular Season Day 5: Krasnie Krilya - BC Donetsk 64-59 (15-16, 14-12, 13-18, 22-13)
Date: November 10, 2012 Everything could happen in Samara at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Russian Krasnie Krilya and 6th ranked Ukrainian BC Donetsk had identical 2-2 record. This time Krasnie Krilya used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Donetsk 64-59 on Saturday night. BC Donetsk was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 22-13 charge of Krasnie Krilya, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Chester Simmons (196-82, college: Washington) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Forward Nikita Balashov (207-91) contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Krasnie Krilya's coach Sergey Bazarevich used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Ramel Curry (192-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) answered with 14 points and Lithuanian power forward Darius Songaila (204-78, college: Wake Forest, agency: Priority Sports) added 12 points in the effort for BC Donetsk. Krasnie Krilya (3-2) moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Defending Ukrainian champion BC Donetsk keeps the sixth position with three games lost. Krasnie Krilya will face league's leader Spartak St.Petersburg on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BC Donetsk will play against BC Astana (#3). Top scorers: BC Donetsk: R.Curry 14+4reb, D.Songaila 12+4reb+1ast, V.Stojanovski 11+5reb+1ast, D.Lukashov 8+3reb+2ast, I.Radenovic 5+6reb+3ast, D.Fischer 3+5reb Krasnie Krilya: C.Simmons 24+4reb+1ast, Y.Vasiliev 10+3reb, N.Balashov 10+8reb+1ast, O.Thomas 5+5reb+1ast, E.Kolesnikov 5, A.Miles 4+3reb+7ast
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