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Evgeny Pashutin: “We have to be more aggressive”

Comment by Loko head coach Evgeny Pashutin after the home game against Metropolitans 92.
Evgeny Pashutin, head coach of PBC Lokomotiv Kuban

We were controlling the game for 35 minutes. In the last 5 minutes, we lost our concentration and looked for some help, which were unnecessary, giving them some open shots and open drives. We allowed the opponents to score 29 points in the fourth quarter. Before that, it was 16 and 18, but in the fourth quarter our guys were not tired, we rotated, but our defense was not strong enough in the fourth quarter to win. We had 22 offensive rebounds, but a great number of turnovers and were not so aggressive, we only took 10 free throws at home. This is not enough, we have to be more aggressive. They shot 18 and we shot 10. We were not aggressive enough to drive to the basket and draw the foul. For sure, it is a tough loss, but we have to continue to analyze and prepare for the next game to have a much better defensive system.

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