VTB United league 2018/2019
VTB United league, Regular season
21.04.2019, 15:00 Su
Arena: Velotrek «Saryarka» (Nur-Sultan)
Main time
17:28 26:22 24:23 26:12
Game number: RS-171
Spectators: 1758
Krasnoyarskiy region

The final home game of “Astana” in the regular season of the VTB United League

17.04.2019, 18:00    Просмотров: 128
Источник: Press service
Автор: Chingiz Tusupbaev
Next Sunday, on April 21, a home game Presidential Basketball Club «Astana» and «Enisey» from Krasnoyarsk in the championship of the VTB United League will take place.

«Enisey» — is a Russian professional men's basketball club from the city of Krasnoyarsk, founded in 1981.

  • Champion Division B of the Russian Super League 2006
  • Bronze medalist of the Cup of Russia 2011

In the first match on the road, «Astana» lost to «Enisey» with a score of 93:84. Today, «Yenisey» is in ninth place in the VTB United League league table, with 9 victories in 23 games, and «Astana» occupies the sixth place in the standings with 14 victories in 24 games.

We are waiting for all our dear fans this Sunday, April 21 in the stands of the Republican cycle track “Saryarka” (Kabanbay Batyr Ave. 42), the match starts at 15:00 Nur-Sultan time. Tickets for the match are already on sale on the website Ticketon.kz. Live broadcast of the match will be available on our website in the Match Center section and live on QAZSPORT TV channel.

Detailed information about tournaments, tournament tables, the schedule and results of matches are published in the section Tournaments.

“Astana” outplayed 15 points from “Yenisey” in the last home match of the VTB United League regular season

21.04.2019, 20:00    Просмотров: 172
Источник: VTB United league

Kazakhstan «Astana» won at home Krasnoyarsk «Yenisey» with a score of 93:85 (17:28, 26:22, 24:23, 26:12).

Before this match, «Yenisey» lost all chances of getting into the playoffs. But these circumstances did not deprive the Siberians of their motivation. It was the guests who took the initiative in the beginning of the game. The pace in their game was set by Russian basketball players. Zakharov, Popov, and Komissarov scored 21 points in the first period, which ensured the Krasnoyarsk team a comfortable lead — 28:17. For most of the second quarter, the guests reserved the two-digit gap in the score. Siberians confidently attacked from a distance (three-pointers — 7 out of 10) and were better on the rebound (17 — 16). Moreover, Zakharov was on “fire” (15 points), and Popov dominated on rival's glass (12 points). The well-measured course of the match was «broken» at the end of the quarter. Jenkins, Clemmons, and Horton organized an eight-point spurt; as a result «Astana», by a long break, reduced the gap to 7 points — 43:50.

The third quarter went under the usual scenario. First, Siberians, through the efforts of the energized Meyers (11 points), increased the lead. Their advantage reached 15 points (62:47). But then the hosts had another trick up their sleeve (9 points in a row) and reduced the gap to just two shots — 62:66. In the final quarter, the initiative has completely passed into the hands of Astana players. And several basketball players of the host team were on fire. They played well in the early attack, played aggressively in defense, and scored even super-complex throws, too. In the middle of the period, the yellow-blue team for the first time took the lead — 83: 82. The key to their success was a six-shot spurt in the end, which was organized by Horton and O'Brien. The advantage of «Astana» for one and a half minutes before the final buzzer reached 9 points — 93:84. This allowed the hosts to bring the match to a confident victory.

This success allowed Astana to remain in 5th place. «Yenisey» by its defeat weakened its position in the struggle for the ninth line of the tournament table.

The most effective players:

  • «Astana»: JJ O'Brien (20), Michael Jenkins (17 + 5 rebounds + 6 assists), Stephen Holt (16 + 8 rebounds + 5 assists), Alexander Zhigulin (15), Kenneth Horton (11 + 6 rebounds ) Anthony Clemmons (10).
  • «Yenisey»: Denis Zakharov (19), Martins Meyers (17 + 9 rebounds), Ilya Popov (15), John Roberson (15 + 7 assists), Artem Komissarov (10 + 10 rebounds).

Hero: Stephen Holt usually remains in the shadow of other yellow-blue import players. But the guard held this game at a very good level. He scored 16 points, made 8 rebounds, 5 assists and demonstrated the best efficiency in the game (24).

Figure: 6 — just six basketball players of “Astana” in this game gained double-digit score.

«Astana» head coach — Emil Rajkovic:
- This was a very difficult game, we until the end kept believing in a positive outcome. We knew that it would not be easy for us since «Yenisey» won the last three matches. It was important for us before the last game in St. Petersburg to go with a positive mood. I am very pleased and very happy that we have won. Thank you very much to our fans and the spectators that they came and supported our team. I hope that in the coming playoff games, it is with the same mood and also with a large number of spectators that we will play and feel this support, which is very important to us and which our players strongly feel.

«Enisey» head coach — Oleg Okulov:
- Congratulations to the team of «Astana» with a victory today and entering the playoffs.

The team will also hold the next matches at home — on April 23 and 24, Emil Rajkovic’s players will host «Tobol» from Kostanay on their court as part of the National League regular championship.

The next match of VTB United League, which «Astana» will hold in St. Petersburg against «Zenit», will be the final for the capital team within the regular season.

Detailed information about tournaments, tournament tables, the schedule and results of matches are published in the section Tournaments.

Information about the opponent

Established year: 1981 Team colors: white, dark blue
Country: Russia Arena: «Arena.Sever»
City: Krasnoyarskiy region Website: www.basket-enisey.ru


«Enisey» -  is a Russian professional men's basketball team from Krasnoyarsk, founded in 1981.
  • Champion of Division B of the Russian Super League 2006
  • Bronze medalist of the Cup of Russia 2011

Overall team photo