"Dragons" lost to the vice-champion of the VTB League.
After a tedious struggle in the Champions League, our men's team "Tsmoki-Minsk" started in the VTB League championship. On Thursday, "Dragons" played against the vice-champion "Khimki".
The game started not good for our team. The hosts started with a 12-2 spurt, demonstrating high speeds in the attack and at the same time closing their zone. Aliaksandr Krutikau took a timeout after 3 minutes of the game and it helped- 11:16.
At the same time, the Minskers finished the 10-minute spurt 7-0 and continued it after the break. After the three-point shot of Dmitry Poleshchuk, "Tsmoki" went forward - 22:19. Alexei Shved tried to help "Khimki". One of the best defenders of Europe scored for the first half of 17 points and giving 3 assists.
"Dragons" were not going to give up. David Kravish scored from the top after a spectacular feint Filip Adamovic, Max Salash struggled in defense and helped the team to score points in a quick attack.
The second half of the game turned out to be a failure. Thanks to a large number of long-range hits "Khimki" quickly broke away in the account, and in the fourth quarter Minsk did not have any chances - 55:83.
Khimki - Tsmoki -Minsk - 83:55 (16-11, 23-24, 23-9, 21-11)
Tsmokі-Minsk: Meshcharakou (9), Adamovic (5), Cherapovich (4), Kudrautsau (2), Semianiuk (2); Kravish (10), Paliashchuk (7 + 5 rebounds), Saddler (7), Wiggs (6), Salash (3), Vabishchevich (0), Korzh (0).