In the first quarter, Lokomotiv played nervously , while Nizhny made a lot of good shots. The guests started the game from a burst – 21:6, while only Kevin Jones and Ian Vougioukas scored in our team in the first half of the period. However, soon Loko responded to the situation with its own burst – 12:0. The first quarter ended 20:26 in favor of NN.
In the beginning of the second period, Zubkov shot three, Ivlev stole the ball, and Janning shot from downtown, so Loko tied the score. But Gubanov and Boynton scored three-pointers and returned the lead to Nizhny – 39:47 after the first half of the game.
In the third quarter, Krasnodar’s defense began to work effectively: Baburin and Broekhoff stole the ball, and Rayan also took two rebounds in a row. By the end of the period, Jones tied the score, but the guests didn’t give up. And the third quarter ended 59:62 in favor of Nizhny Novgorod.
But our team dominated in the fourth period completely. Ivlev, Jones, and Collins played effectively under the rim, while Janning and Khvostov supported his partners from distance. 30 seconds before the end of the game, our advantage was 12 points, so the rival had no chances to win the game. Taylor Rochestie shot two free throws and ended the game – 88:75.