Regular Season Day 11: N.Novgorod - Tsmoki-Minsk 55-54 (12-19, 23-12, 10-10, 10-13)
Date: January 13, 2013 Bottom-ranked Belarusian Tsmoki-Minsk is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 11th consecutive match to fifth ranked Russian BC Nizhny Novgorod (6-5) 55-54 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 55-54. It was an exceptional evening for Slovenian power forward Primoz Brezec (216-79) who led the winners and scored 16 points. American swingman Dijon Thompson (201-83, college: UCLA) accounted for 13 points for the winning side. BC Nizhny Novgorod's coach Zoran Lukic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-80) came up with 17 points and 7 rebounds and forward Pavel Ulyanko (204-79) added 5 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Tsmoki-Minsk in the defeat. BC Nizhny Novgorod maintains fifth place with 6-5 record. Tsmoki-Minsk lost their eleventh game in a row. Defending Belarusian champion still closes the standings with 11 games lost. BC Nizhny Novgorod will meet at home Enisey Krasnoyarsk (#6) in the next round. Tsmoki-Minsk will play against Lokomotiv (#4) in Kuban and hopes to get finally their first victory. Top scorers: N.Novgorod: P.Brezec 16+4reb, D.Thompson 13+4reb+3ast, O.Trotter 9+3reb+4ast, D.Golovin 8+2reb+2ast, I.Savelyev 3+1reb+1ast, A.Yakovenko 3+7reb Tsmoki-Minsk: A.Kudrautsau 17+7reb+1ast, A.Trastsinetski 10+4reb+1ast, A.Pustahvar 8+3reb, A.Lashkevich 6+2reb+1ast, P.Ulyanko 5+9reb+2ast, A.Majok 4+4reb+2ast
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