Zenit snatches fifth spot from Astana; VTB League playoffs are set

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27/Apr/19 19:28


Zenit managed to grab an overtime win over Astana snatching the fifth spot of the standings from them and setting the VTB League playoff matchups.

By Stefan Djordjevic/ info@eurohoops.net

Zenit St. Petersburg gambled away an early lead but managed to get away with a 103-95 win over Astana after overtime in the squads’ last VTB League regular season game.

Codi Miller-McIntyre led the victors with 20 points while Jalen Reynolds added 15. For Astana, Michael Jenkins scored 20 followed by Kenneth Horton’s 19 points.

Zenit’s eight-point win means they will take over the fifth spot from Astana and with that the playoff bracket has been set:

1. CSKA8. Nizhny Novgorod
2. UNICS – 7. Kalev
3. Khimki – 6. Astana
4. Lokomotiv – 5. Zenit

The series are played in a best-of-five format with a 1–2–2 structure. Four teams that win their series advance to the Final Four where the champion will be decided.

Photo Credit: VTB League