In the “Match of Stars” the century mark once again became best shots from afar


“The match of All Stars” of the League again was a sell-out on the floor of the sports Palace in Petrovsky Park. And the captain of “Lokomotiv-Kuban” Vitaly Fridzon second time in a row won the competition for the far shots. В "Матче Звезд" Фридзон снова стал лучшим по броскам издали

Collected 11 thousand spectators “the Match of All Stars” of the League abounded in dramatic play episodes. Photo: Michael Sinitsyn

Recall that the team “Stars of Russia” and “Star peace” in several stages was chosen by fans and journalists, and the choice of the starting fives were, for coaches – coach of Lokomotiv Evgeny Pashutin and the tail of “Khimki” Rimas Kurtinaitis.

The Russians started the match very often the players of the national team – Alexey Shved (“Khimki”), Dmitry Kulagin (Lokomotiv), Nikita Kurbanov, semen Antonov and Joel Bolombi (all – CSKA). For “stars of the world” more interesting ethnic: Jonas Zherebko (Sweden), Mindaugas kuzminskas (Lithuania), Gamar there Smith, Mike James, Kyle Hines (all – USA).

The team played with almost no protection. The average audience has little understanding of the intricacies of the defense, but a spectacular attack like everything. The best scorer of the League the Swede and here remained true to himself – a record for our “Matches of Stars” 42 points. The final score turned space – 164:162 in favor of foreigners. However, this is with overtime (the result of the regular time – 147:147).

Alexey Shved of “Khimki” has established a record of our “Matches of Stars”. He scored 42 points, having made just seven shots from beyond the arc

The increased interest of the public called the contest for the far shots, where at stake was half a million rubles. Fridzon defended her title in the final duel against the Serbian with a Bulgarian passport Branko Mirkovic of the Belarusian “Tsmoki-Minsk”. Both in the final, scored 19 points out of 30 possible, in a shootout won by the Russians – 5:4. Competition on throws from above (“slam dunk contest”) has won 19-summer Alexander Batenev, who plays for Avtodor.

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