UNICS Kazan and CSKA Moscow are the two top teams in the VTB League and last year’s finalists. They squared off this weekend in Kazan. CSKA entered this game battled and bruised after losing the last four games (VTB League and Euroleague). Nevertheless, CSKA took an early 8-0 lead and was ahead by 42-32 in the third quarter. However, Unics Kazan fought back, and their strong defense prevented CSKA from scoring in the last three minutes of the game.
Unics Kazan eventually won the game with 69-64 and thereby broke a 0-5 losing streak against CSKA. For CSKA, this is the fifth loss in a row, which is a record under Greek head coach Itoudis. CSKA now drops to third place in the standings, while Unics Kazan is the new king of the hill.