Regular Season Day 11: Azovmash - BC Astana 82-89 (21-23, 19-23, 23-20, 19-23)
Date: January 13, 2013 The game in Mariupol was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Kazakhstan BC Astana (6-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Ukrainian Azovmash (2-9). BC Astana managed to secure a 7-point victory 89-82. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Azovmash won third quarter 23-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Astana made 20-of-24 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was Serbian swingman Branko Cvetkovic (200-84, agency: Beo Basket) who scored 24 points and 5 rebounds. American-Guyanese Rawle Marshall (201-82, college: Oakland, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 15 points and 4 assists. American point guard Lynn Greer (186-79, college: Temple) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists and the other American import guard Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) added 24 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for BC Astana. Defending Kazakhstan champion maintains fifth place with 6-4 record. Azovmash lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the ninth position with nine games lost. BC Astana's next round opponent will be higher ranked Krasnie Krilya (#4) in Samara and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Azovmash will play on the road against PGE Turow (#10) in Zgorzelec and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: BC Astana: B.Cvetkovic 24+5reb+2ast, R.Marshall 15+2reb+4ast, A.Glyniadakis 12+4reb+1ast, D.Simon 11+6reb+3ast, R.Yargaliev 9+1reb+1ast, A.Ponomaryov 7+5reb Azovmash: M.Harris 24+8reb, L.Greer 20+6reb+11ast, T.Dragicevic 14+3reb+1ast, O.Pecherov 12+6reb, I.Zaytsev 4+2reb+1ast, O.Kolchenko 3+2reb
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