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Loko defeated by UNICS in the first quarterfinal of the United League05.05.2017

The first quarterfinal of the VTB United League between Lokomotiv and UNICS was a back-to-back game. Unfortunately, our team failed to win – 62:71 in favor of UNICS. The second game of the series takes place on May 7th at 4:00 p.m. Moscow time in Basket Hall.


Ahead of the game, it was announced that Matt Janning would have not participated in the match because of an injury. And at the beginning of the first quarter, Kevin Jones unluckily fell on the court and failed to continue playing in the game. Both teams showed hard defense in the first period. Back-to-back playing resulted in a tie at the end of the quarter - 17:17.

The second period started with 5 points by UNICS – Parakhouski made and-one, and then Colom shot three. Sasa Obradovic took a timeout after which Parakhouski and Collins exchanged with 2P. Mardy shot another two under the rim, while Ryan Broekhoff shot three-pointer. However, Langford, Colom and Williams didn’t let Loko to take an advantage. Rochestie shot and-one at the end of the period and reduced the gap to 6 points – 31:37 in favor of UNICS in the first half.

Denis Zakharov and Mardy Collins managed to decrease Kazan’s advantage to three points at the beginning of the third quarter. However, Colom restored the gap. Rochesti shot 2P, while Ponkrashov, Colom and Clarke shot 6 free throws in a row. Loko made a comeback at the end of the period: Ian Vougioukas shot three free throws and 2P under the rim. Rochestie shot two, while Zubkov made a shot from downtown. Baburin’s accurate free throws made a tie. However, Langford and Parakhouski managed to increase Kazan’s advantage to 5 points – 48:53 in favor of UNICS.

The fourth quarter started with Broekhoff and Ivlev’s shots, and UNICS’ advantage reduced to 1 point only. However, Anton Ponkrashov scored 8 points in a row. After a timeout, Collins shot two free throws, and then Zubkov shot three-pointer. Khvostov made the gap between the teams decrease to 2 points. However, Parakhouski and Colom increased the advantage of their team to 7 points. 50 seconds before an end of the game, Ponkrashov shot 3P. Baburin also made a downtown shot, but it didn’t help.62:71 in favor of UNICS is a result of the game.





VTB United League