Khimki tastes VTB defeat, UNICS also loses

2018-12-16T15:00:47+00:00 2018-12-18T00:53:34+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

16/Dec/18 15:00

It was a day of shocking results in the VTB United League.

By Eurohoops team/

Despite its injury woes, Khimki Moscow Region (9-1) was undefeated in the VTB. That is until Sunday, until its 93-80 home defeat to Nizhny Novgorod (3-6). Georgios Bartzokas’ team never took control of the game and didn’t manage to turn it around in the final quarter. Dee Bost’s 20 points weren’t enough. Captain Evgeny Baburin led the way for the visitors with 16 points.

In other action, Parma Perm (3-6) shocked UNICS Kazan (7-2) with a 68-66 home win. Kodi Justice sank a clutch shot way behind the three-point line (video below) and Eigirdas Zukauskas scored 17 points. Pierria Henry had 15 points and nine rebounds for the losing side.

Earlier on, J.J. O’ Brien notched 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Astana (6-3) that beat Kalev/Cramo (4-6), 105-78, Also, Enisey (4-7) got a 75-67 win against VEF Riga (2-9).

VTB Results:

Avtodor – Zenit 95-94 (Buford 18 p. – Voronov 22 p.)
Enisey – VEF 75-67 (Roberson 22 p. – Ausejs 14 p.)
Astana – Kalev 105-78 (O’Brien 23 p. – Moultrie 23 p.)
Parma – UNICS 68-66 (Zukauskas 17 p. – Henry 15 p.)
Khimki – Nizhny Novgorod (Bost 2o p. – Baburin 16 p.)
Lokomotiv – Tsmoki-Minsk 80-69 (Ivlev 15 p. – Saddler 20 p.)