CSKA ends 10-game winning streak of Unics Kazan

Reinig VTB champion CSKA Moscow beat Unics Kazan 102-86 yesterday and thereby ended Kazan’s 10-game winning streak in the VTB league.

With this victory, CSKA Moscow now moves up to 2nd place in the standings and trails leader Zenit by two wins.

CSKA beat Unics Kazan

In yesterday’s game between CSKA and Unics, CSKA entered the game with the best 3-point percentage in the League and used it in the second quarter. The Red-Blues took over the game, hitting 6 long-range shots in 10 minutes; Will Clyburn made 4. The Forward was red hot and scored 22 points in the first half alone. CSKA hit 61% of three-point attempts and 59% of field goals. By halftime, CSKA were leading – 54:48.

CSKA continued to increase the lead in the third. UNICS got in foul trouble quickly. Thus the hosts, via accurate free throws, gained a double-digit lead for the first time. Johannes Voigtmann finished the successful period for CSKA – 79:66 before the final quarter.

The fourth quarter started with CSKA’s 4:0 mini-run and Dimitrios Priftis’ ejection for 2 technical fouls. Without the head coach, UNICS couldn’t take over the game. CSKA made it to victory calmly. Via this win, CSKA outpaced UNICS in standings and took 2nd place.

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