In the regular season, basketball United League on Monday passed the first of the December matches. In the Central meeting CSKA Moscow lost to UNICS Kazan – 94:86. Match with UNICS showed that the team has to improve. Photo: Michael Sinitsyn/ RG
In capital of Tatarstan the army team came from Barcelona, where smeared in the Euroleague the club. Which, of course, should not be a cause for complacency. Last year in the regular season CSKA, by the way, lost to UNICS twice. So in Kazan CSKA didn’t really rest: two practices and videosrate – proof.
Meanwhile, the arrival of the strongest club of Europe called in Kazan revival. About the house of the question, but the whole lower perimeter of the upper and Central sector “basket-hall” was filled completely. A good indicator, given the fact that the game was played on Monday, and UNICS this season, not too spoil the fans with the results. Of the eight matches of the regular season citizens of Kazan have won just four and dropped to seventh place.
Guests started the game the same five as in happy Barcelona. And the first half in General was out of control. The danger CSKA came literally from each. Only semen Antonov and Darren Hilliard, who played for two four minutes, scored points. Among the residents team almost single-handedly dragged Raymar Morgan, 16 points which allowed UNICS to go on a break with a lag “minus five.” And the ball after the master’s three-pointer came through the ring of Muscovites right with the siren.
UNICS beat CSKA in VTB United League for the third time in a row
This “bell” soldiers left unattended. And for good reason. Kazan, after a pause started up in earnest. The owners finally woke up master sniper Herrick McCollum, who won only four points in the first half, knocked out by the end of the game, all 30. In the end, before the last break, CSKA was leading by only two points – 64:62. To this point, “basket-hall”, which at first was lit only fan sector was buzzing really. Because the army under the Kazan head shook. And in the final quarter were unable to counter the opponent, having suffered a third defeat in a Single League. And third in a row against UNICS.