Ukrainian clubs “Kyiv-basket” and “Dnepr” played home matches 5 round of the group round of the European Cup against “Levski” and “Tsmoki-Minsk”, respectively.
Kiev-Basket – Levski 86:66 (26:10, 22:12, 18:21, 20:23)
The Ukrainians took the initiative in the game from the starting seconds, and not given to doubt his own victory for a minute.
Guests from Bulgaria first opened the score in the match what team Ainars Bagatskis said knockout jerk 18:0, after which guests could not come in itself, and the second well-aimed attack from the “Levski” was implemented ex-player “Cherkassy monkeys” – Brandon Yang only at the end of the seventh minute of the match. In “Kiev-basket” is particularly well played his Korenyuk and captain Max Windbags. These two guys scored 20 points in the opening 10 minutes.
In the second quarter the hosts were not going to dump momentum and every minute increased the score difference. Fantastic used his minutes on the floor Korenyuk in 12 minutes played in the first half of the match, the Ukrainian had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, including 5 on the basket of the opponent. The first half ended the match at the score of 48:22.
At the start of the third quarter Kiev has continued to increase the advantage over rivals, but after some time, you realized that they have nothing to lose and began to play more relaxed. This brought the dividends and as a third, and the fourth period was won by the Bulgarians, however, of course, that the difference in 26 points people can feel comfortable in almost any circumstances.
Dnepr – Tsmoki-Minsk 90:75 (15:25, 22:21, 28:8, 22:20)
Ukrainian club unsuccessfully started the match, letting the jerk in the first quarter. The team of Denis Zhuravlev has not deterred the opponent, conceding 25 points and answering only 16. In the second quarter, the isolation of the Belarusian club have reached the maximum 15 points, however, at the end of the first half Dnipro have managed to reduce the gap to 8 points.
But in the third quarter was hozyaevami heavy duty pull. It all started with 11:0 for Dnipro, who sent the rival to a knock-down and did not stop until the end of the quarter. Ukrainian club triggered a series of losses at the opponent, which is completely wilted, implemented several far, in particular a good period with 9 points in a quarter held Dugat. And the energy Sanon helped the owners to fix the psychological advantage which they never lost till the end of the game.
So, Tsmoki tried to return, making a breakthrough 8:0 at the beginning of the final quarter, but in response received an even more powerful punch against Dnipro, who regained the ambiguous advantage already and wouldn’t let go. At a certain point the advantage of the team Zhuravleva reached 21 points and ended the match with the score 90:75 in favor of “Dnepr”. Win Dnipro, who conceded 15 points in the first half of the match.
Powerful held the back line of the hosts: Sanona 23 points. 7 rebounds, 2 assists, block shots and intercept (D 26), in Dagata 18 points and 9 assists (PE 25), and zakurdaev finished the match with 15 points, 4 steals and 3 pardasani, converting 3 of 5 three-pointers. The final match of Dnipro at home will play against Bulgarian “Levski”.