Nizhny Novgorod: Darrel Willis (28+10 rebounds), Brendan Brown (16+8 assists)
Tsmoki-Minsk: Alex Gavrilovic (16+5 rebounds), Branko Mirkovic (15+10 assists), Dominez Barnett (13+4 rebounds)
The first half of the game between Tsmoki and NN wasn't fast. Fans Fans watched careful basketball with a well-built position attack. But Evgeny Baburin was accurate from behind the arc twice in a row and helped his team. Minsk defended well and only at the last minute, losing control, allowed the NN to make a breakthrough 6-0 and went to the break with the score18-18.
In the second quater Minsk again lost in a last minute. But now, it's cost them 3 points behind.
The third quarter was the key. Perhaps our team would like to forget it. Because in this interval Minsk allowed the opponent to earn the advantage in 13 points.
The dragons were able to make a comeback and win back 11 points in the fourth segment, reducing the gap to 5 points. But they didn't have enough time to do more. 88:77 and after a week we will meet with UNICS Kazan.
Nizhny Novgorod - Tsmoki-Minsk 82:77 (18-18, 26-23, 24-11, 14-25)
"Tsmoki-Minsk": Barnett (13 +4 selection +1 ASST), Tracec (2 assti), Salash (4), Belenkov (6 +10 rebounds), Mirkovic (15+2 rebounds+10 assist), Veremeenko (4 +4 selection +1 ASST), Gavrilovic (16 +5 rebounds), Pustogvar (1 selection), Abrams (7 +1 selection), Lytic V. (10 +6 rebounds), Lytic M (0), Stabrovsky (2)