«Parma» meets the Kazakhs!

04.11.2017, 13:00    Views: 112
Source: Press service
Author: Almira Shakhaeva
Tomorrow, on November 5, the capital basketball club will hold its fifth game in the framework of the VTB United League championship against BC “Parma” (Perm, Russia).
 
After the thriller with «Khimki» basketball players of «Astana” had no time for rest and recovery. The team immediately began preparing for the upcoming match in Perm.

Chronicle of past games:
This is the second season for the Perm club in the VTB League. In its debut season, Parma finished the regular season on the last 13th place; only one game in Minsk was won by “Parma”, out of total 24 games played. As for the games with «Astana», all two matches finished in favour of «Astana» (65:82, 88: 73).

Current situation:
In this season, «Parma» has been strengthened significantly, making it clear that they are no longer beating boys. First, the main coach of the team was replaced: Vyacheslav Shushakov was replaced by the famous Latvian coach Nikolay Mazurs, who previously worked with the Georgian «Vita», Saratov “Avtodor”, and also was a member of the coaching staff of Kazan “UNICS.”

Standings:
«Parma» is on the 10th place in the standings of the League of VTB. The Perm club, as well as “Astana”, has played 4 matches, three of which ended in defeat, and one win against the Estonian «Kalev.» «Astana» stands below with a result of 0-4.

The comment of the head coach:
- If we want to win, we need to be concentrated all 40 minutes of the match. «Parma» has a lot of strong individual players, we need to be careful on rebounds, attentive to the individualization of each player of our rival and act as a team in the attack. We can create good opportunities for throws, but we need to improve the percentage of hits. It is important to note that all the injured players returned to the team and this is good because every player in our team is important to us.

Where and when?
Arena: UDS Molot
The time now is: 5:30 AM Moscow time
Broadcast: VTB United League website, site of BC «Astana», TV channel «QazSport» (23.55 pm)