Unics and Khimki struggle but win on the road

2016-04-17T18:24:26+00:00 2016-04-17T22:11:07+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

17/Apr/16 18:24


They both needed some powerful individual performances to get what they wanted.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Two powerhouses of the VTB League needed some individual performances of awesome magnitude in order to escape on the road against some worthy adversaries.

Even though Unics Kazan (24-4) was ahead of the score with 20 points, six minutes before the end of the game versus Enisey (11-18), their hosts did not give up. A heroic comeback made it 80 – 84 with 24 seconds to go and then 83 – 85! But Arturas Milaknis was perfect from the free throw line in the next offense, giving his team the win.

Khimki Moscow (21-8) faced some serious problem against Numburk (11-18), falling behind 53 – 38 in the beginning of the second half. But Tyrese Rice and Alexey Shved were not really in a mood of allowing the upset to be completed, helping the Russian team to improve its offensive efficiency and get the last laugh.

VEF Riga (11-18) gave Avtodor Saratov (19-9), one of the best offensive teams in the league, a run for its money, and Krasny Oktyabr (11-17) ran rampant in Finland against the Bisons (8-22).

VTB League 2015/2016 – 16th, 17th of April:

VEF Riga (Josh Harrellson 17 p. 19 r.) – Avtodor Saratov: 103 – 91

Tsmoki Minsk (Ivan Maras 26 p.) – Nizhny Novgorod: 86 – 81

Bisons Loimaa – Krasny Oktyabr (Ekene Ibekwe 25 p. 14 r.) : 72 – 109

Enisey – Unics Kazan (Latavius Williams 27 p. 13 r.): 83 – 87

Nymburk – Khimki Moscow (Tyrese Rice 31 p. 8 a.): 90 – 94