Lokomotiv got the road win vs Astana with Wright scoring 30

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Aris Barkas

15/Apr/19 18:56


Lokomotiv-Kuban defeated Astana on the road and kept their distance, all but securing their spot in the top four of the VTB United League standings

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Lokomotiv Kuban got the job done in Kazakhstan, getting the 93-83 win behind 30 points by Dorell Wright and 23 by Mateusz Ponitka.

The result was more than crucial as Loko took a big step toward clinching home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The guests got a 49-42 halftime lead, Astana made a four point game (70-66) in the third quarter, but couldn’t get much closer.

Lokomotiv Kuban now has a 16-7 record and the fourth spot in the standings, followed by Zenit St. Petersburg (14-9) and Astanta (14-10). CSKA Moscow (22-4), Unics Kazan (19-4) and Khimki (18-5) are sitting on the top of the standing.