Basketball players UNICS Kazan on the home parquet lost to the Spanish “Barcelona” in the match of Euroleague group stage. The Catalans, showing a quality game in the end, won 69:63 (23:21, 11:15, 9:15, 26:12).
In the beginning of the fourth quarter the advantage of citizens of Kazan has reached 14 points (58:44). It seemed that the game was to them a sure victory, but the guests had left Juan Carlos Navarro, and a little less than three minutes before the end of regular time, Tyrese rice tied the score (60:60), then Navarro and Dollman already attacked without a miss.
12 seconds before the end when the score was 63:66 UNICS got the chance to translate the game into overtime, but instead an organized attack Joaquim Colom decided to do a complicated shot with a deflection from behind the arc. The ball has not got, and Barcelona managed to attack back, putting the winning point.
“We can defend aggressively, – quotes the words of head coach Evgeny Pashutin official site of the Kazan club. – But it need not play 35-36 minutes, as it turned out, and all 40 to beat such teams as Barcelona. But in the Euroleague all opponents are equally strong, all the games will be as difficult”.
The most productive player in the “Barcelona” became Justin Dollman, who scored 23 points. Next match in Euroleague UNICS will hold on October 20 in a party with German “Bamberg”.