By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
Not a shortage of remarkable games, for one reason or another, in VTB League this weekend so far.
The most impressive victory came as a result of a stunning performance, on both ends of court by Nizhny Novgorod (11-9), that overpowered Khimki Moscow (16-5) on the road. Dmitry Khostov scored for himself and created for his squad beautifully, showing leadership skills in a difficult game against one illustrious opponent.
But, generally, nothing in Khimki’s game reminded us of its usual admirable qualities. Even great shooters like Petteri Koponen or Egor Vyaltsev were in a really bad night from behind the arc, since they had 1/7 and 1/4 each respectively.
Meanwhile, Lokomotiv Kuban (15-5) players were almost… cracking it up from behind the arc, breaking… all sorts of records against Vita Tbilisi (0-22). Unics Kazan (18-2) was also almost perfect on both ends of court to overpower Bisons (8-15), as Keith Langford became the 15h player in the history of VTB League with over 1000 thousand points.
Avtodor Saratov (10-8) also returned to its highly lucrative scoring standards, defeating Enisey (6-14) on the road with 6 players scoring in double digits.
The leader in the standings, CSKA Moscow (22-1) displayed another show of strength, away from home against Kalev Tallinn (6-14). This match will be mostly remembered because the first scorer ever in VTB League, Vitaly Fridzon, broke the 1500-point barrier.
VTB League 2015/2016 – 20/22 of February:
Unics Kazan (Keith Langford 25 p. 5 r.) – Bisons Loimaa: 110 – 56
Lokomotiv Kuban (Ryan Broekhoff 23 p. 11 r. 7 a.) – Vita Tbilisi: 121 – 71
Krasny Oktyabr (Ekene Ibekwe 22 p. 14 r.) – Tsomki Minsk: 96 – 80
Khimki Moscw – Nizhny Novgorod (Dmitry Khvostov 22 p. 10 a.): 74 – 82
Enisey – Avtodor Saratov (Travis Peterson 20 p. 10 r. 5 a.): 88 – 92
Kalev Tallinn – CSKA Moscow (Nando DeColo 17 p. 5 a.): 78 – 105
VEF Riga (Josh Harrellson 25 p. 9 r.) – Nymburk: 81 – 73