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Lokomotiv Kuban vs. UNICS. The VTB United League. Preview07.01.2017

Big basketball returns to Basket Hall in 2017! UNICS from Kazan arrives to Krasnodar as one of leaders of the VTB United League. Krasnodar basketball fans know many people in UNICS. The game is held on January 8th, at Basket Hall at 4:30 p.m. Moscow time.



The Take


We have a hot start of the year: after an away game in Spain against Gran Canaria, Krasnodar welcomes UNICS, a participant of Euroleague. Yevgeny Pashutin’s team is well playing in the VTB United League and has suffered one defeat only – on the road against Khimki. Moreover, UNICS is strengthening its roster along the season. For example, Orlando Johnson has perfectly fit the team in the mid of the season.

Loko is still the only team which beat CSKA, while UNICS hasn’t played against the Moscow team yet. Loko played 14 games against UNICS and won 8 of them. The teams are neighbors in the standings, and in case of a win, Krasnodar will be ahead of Kazan.

Quotes


Valdimir Ivlev, Forward of PBC Lokomotiv Kuban:

- The game against UNICS is very important for us not only because it’s our direct rival and a neighbor in the standings, but also because we want to maintain confidence after a win over Gran Canaria. We will try to show our best and set our pace in the game; in this case, it will be easier for us to control the game. We hope to start the new year not only from an away win, but also from a win at home, and to please of fans.

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