4 points for UNICS



Top scorers
Tsmoki-Minsk: Dominez Barnett (17 + 5 rebounds), Alexandre Gavrilovich (16 + 9 rebounds), Robert Lowery (15 +5 assists), Branko Mirkovich (11 +6 assists)
UNICS: Erirc McCollum (33 + 7 rebounds), Vangelis Mantzaris (13)

The start of the match was very difficult for UNICS. Tsmoki-Minsk made 6-0, and then led 12-5. The efforts of UNICS “big” (Konstantinos Kaimakoglu and Artyom Klimenko) Kazan could change situation. Unsteady balance was almost until the end of the second 10-minute, when the guests began to go forward off. Erric McCollum played a key role here - his 8 points in a row helped Kazan go on a long break with «+6».

But Tsmoki didn't give up - Alexandre Gavrilovich and  Robert Lowry acted actively and several times reduced the advantage of UNICS to 4-5 points. But the guests could find an answer to this: as always shooting of McCollum and by the arc hit of Pavel Sergeev and before the final quater UNICS led already «+7» - 64:57.

After McCollum's next breakthrough, the difference became already very serious for the “dragons” - 70:57. But Minskers showed high morale: Dominez Barnett and Maxim Salash organized a 10-0 spurt, and Minsk fans had a hope for a good ending. For 10 seconds before the end, McCollum made a mistake, having implemented only 1 penalty out of 2 - immediately Branko Mirkovich forced the guests to foul on himself with a three-pointer and reduced the difference to 2 points: 82:80. However, this was the last success of Tsmoki - Vangelis Mantsaris put a victory point for UNICS in the match - 80:84.