Regular Season Day 6: Spartak SP - Krasnie Krilya 61-63 OT (12-10, 14-11, 14-17, 11-13, 10-12)
Date: November 16, 2012 The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Spartak St.Petersburg (5-1) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were edged by fifth ranked Krasnie Krilya (4-2) in overtime 63-61. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Spartak St.Petersburg. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 13-11 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 2-point victory in overtime. 24 personal fouls committed by Spartak St.Petersburg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Chester Simmons (196-82, college: Washington) scored 22 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American-FYR Macedonian forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, college: Kansas St.) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Josh Carter (200-88, college: Texas A&M) with 11 points and 6 rebounds and American-Bosnian guard Zack Wright (195-85, college: Central Mo.) scored 11 points and 4 assists. Krasnie Krilya have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Spartak St.Petersburg at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with CSKA and Khimky. Krasnie Krilya is looking forward to face Unics Kazan (#4) at home in the next round. Spartak St.Petersburg will play against BC Astana and is hoping to win this game. Top scorers: Spartak SP: L.Mavrokefalidis 12+4reb+1ast, Z.Wright 11+2reb+4ast, J.Carter 11+6reb+1ast, N.Kurbanov 7+2reb+1ast, A.Yakovenko 6+4reb, F.Dmitriev 5+3reb+3ast Krasnie Krilya: C.Simmons 22+7reb, J.Massey 14+6reb, D.Kulagin 7+2reb+4ast, A.Miles 6+4reb+6ast, Y.Vasiliev 6+1reb, O.Thomas 4+9reb+1ast
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