«Astana» hosts «UNICS»

16.12.2017, 10:00    Views: 122
Source: Press service
Author: Almira Shakhaeva
On a holiday, December 17, the capital basketball club will host another game in the framework of the VTB United League championship against the team from Kazan — «UNICS».
 
Chronicle of past meetings:
The basketball club from Kazan has been participating for the ninth season in the VTB United League. During this time, «UNICS» became a three-time silver medalist of the VTB United League, and also init has a bronze medal of this tournament on its account. As for personal games with «Astana», the teams met 10 times on the court. Only once «Astana» was able to defeat Kazan at home with a score of 87:67 in the 2014/2015 season.
 
Current situation:
The coaching staff of the Kazan club is headed by the compatriot of the main coach of Astana, the Greek expert Dimitris Priftis, with whom, by the way, Flevarakis worked together at the club «AEK.» The leader of the team a center Stefan Lasme from Gabon gains, on average, 15 points for the game. The player of Spain National Team Huakin Kolom, who as a part of the Kazan command, became the silver prize-winner of the Championship of Russia and the United League VTB pleases the fans for the third season in a row.
 
Standings:
Basketball club «UNICS» takes the fourth place in the standings of the VTB League with the result of 6 wins and 1 loss. Basketball players of Astana is at the tenth place with an asset of 2 wins.
 
The comment of the head coach:
- Unfortunately, our new player Grant will not be able to take part in this game, but in any case, there will be a tough game against one of the best teams of the VTB League and Eurocup. UNICS has an excellent team of players in every position, athletic experience and talent. We need to play with full energy and prevent the loss of the ball in the attack, and we also need individual and team defense, which will give us confidence in the game.
 
Where, when, at what time?
Arena: Republican cycle track «Saryarka»
Time: 15.00, time of Astana
Broadcast: VTB United League website, BC «Astana» website, «QazSport» TV channel