Unics takes down Astana in overtime – VTB Sunday recap

2017-12-17T16:23:18+00:00 2017-12-17T19:45:53+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

17/Dec/17 16:23

Eurohoops.net

All Sunday action from VTB League, with Unics’ overtime win standing out.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Unics defeated Astana Kazakhstan on the road in overtime, 78-73.

The key: Astana’s Justin Carter missed a chance to win the game in regulation, connecting on one of two free throws with the home team trailing by a point. In the extra five minutes, Anton Ponkrashov knocked down a pair of triples, Quino Colom added one and the visitors held on for until the end.

The stars:  Jamar Smith led the winners with 20 points, Stephane Lasme followed with 14.

Parma escaped with a 88-73 win against Nizhny Novgorod, as Tre’ McLean finished with 17 points for the visiting side.

Kalev beat VEF Riga at home with 98-94 in the final game of the day.

Standings:

#
TEAM
PTS
MP
W
L
POINTS
+/-
1
18
9
9
0
849 – 683
166
2
LOKOMOTIV KUBAN
17
9
8
1
765 – 613
152
3
UNICS KAZAN
15
8
7
1
688 – 592
96
4
ZENIT SAINT PETERSBURG
16
9
7
2
773 – 730
43
5
KHIMKI MOSCOW
13
8
5
3
681 – 598
83
6
AVTODOR
12
8
4
4
670 – 716
-46
7
BC TSMOKI MINSK
13
9
4
5
631 – 713
-82
8
PARMA BASKET PERM
13
10
3
7
786 – 859
-73
9
ENISEY
9
7
2
5
564 – 627
-63
10
NIZHNIY NOVGOROD
10
8
2
6
654 – 694
-40
11
BK ASTANA
11
9
2
7
660 – 726
-66
12
BC KALEV/CRAMO
12
10
2
8
830 – 910
-80
13
VEF RIGA
9
8
1
7
607 – 697
-90