«Lokomotiv-Kuban» has won two out of three last games and the team was on a positive mood. As for Zenit, they were unexpectedly upset by Astana and for sure were full of desire to improve the balance of wins and losses.
The game did not start well for the hosts. Jordan Mickey had 8 points at the beginning of the first quarter. Arturas Gudaitis helped him to organize 10:2 run. Lokomotiv-Kuban players were shaken up during coach Evgeny Pashutin time-out. Kuban team put more effort into the defense and it helped on the opposite side of court. Loko won the first quarter 29:28.
But the second quarter was a different story with not a very pleasant ending. «Lokomotiv-Kuban» didn’t manage to stop Igor Volkhin, who scored 8 points coming off the bench. He helped the guests to set a 11:2 run. The score by the big break was 56:45 for Zenit. The third quarter did not change the flow of the game. «Lokomotiv-Kuban» was chasing the opponent but did not succeed. The game was under Zenit control until the end. Guests defeated «Lokomotiv-Kuban» – 106:79.