Lacey started the game with the cut. Brian Qvale got easy points under the rim. Parma attempted free throws successfully, but Antipov and Kvostov’s threes made Perm take a timeout. Loko kept the opponent out, but PARMA netted a series of good shots. And Obradovic had to take his own timeout. Ragland made a nice penetration, but Perm responded with another three. Joe shot from downtown and the score after the first quarter was 26:21 in favor of Loko.
In the second period, Loko closed its paint for the rival. PARMA shot from the outside but didn’t succeed in that much (4/14 3P in the mid of the quarter). Krasnodar assisted Qvale under the rim. Antipov scored threes. As a result, the score was 52:36 in favor of our team after two periods.
The situation changed in the mid of the third quarter. PARMA made a 12-point score run and seriously reduced the gap. Elegar’s alley-oop stopped Perm’s domination. Loko lost the third period and its advantage was 7 points ahead of the last quarter – 66:59.
In the fourth period, PARMA lacked forces to resist Lokomotiv and our team took a win away from Perm – 86:73.
Sasa Obradovic, Head Coach of PBC Lokomotiv Kuban:
- First of all, I think we deserve the win. Most of the game, we played better than them. We troubled our opponent a lot today. But it’s always hard to play in Perm, especially in our physical conditions and our rhythm, it was even harder. Congratulations to our team.