From the very beginning of the game, it was clear that the outsider of the championship didn’t want to give us a victory easily in its last game of the season. Krasnodar responded by 7-point burst to the first shot of Parma. Ian Vougioukas got 7 points, but Perm managed to not only reduce the gap, but also take the lead. Ivan Ukhov and Maksim Dybovsky were the most effective players of Parma. However, Loko responded by accurate shots, including by Mardy Collins who recovered from an injury. 24:22 in favor of Lokomotiv was a result of the first quarter.
In the second period, Loko failed to improve its local success, and the lead moved about from one to another. Kevin Jones was the most active in Loko, as he added assists to accurate offenses. Two minutes before the end of the quarter, Vladimir Ivlev’s three throws let Loko gain a 5-point advantage. The result of the first half of the game was 45:36. A big role in the success was played by rebounds of Sasa Obradovic’s team – 24:12 in favor of Loko.
Parma’s problems in the paint went on in the second half. Vougioukas, Jones, and Broekhoff got 10 points either from the paint or from the three-throw line. Loko’s advantage grew to 15 points. Jordan Callahan helped Parama to reduce the gap, but the result of the third period was 69:56 in favor of Loko.
The final quarter also started with Loko’s offenses by Broekhoff, Jones, and Rochestie. Krasnodar didn’t let Parma reduce the gap significantly and won the game – 84:71.
The most effective player of Loko was Kevin Jones – 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists. Ryan Broekhoff got 13 points and 4 rebounds, Matt Janning – 12 points, 3 assists, Ian Vougioukas – 12 points, 3 assists.