VTB United League has published a selection of the best moments of the tour, which opened the second stage of the regular championship. Loko’s beautiful attacks in the victorious match with Zenit (92:90) took two prizes in this ranking at once – second and third.
On the third line in the hit parade is an episode that occurred in the middle of the second quarter. Jaylen Barford, having received a pass from Zakhar Vedishchev on the three-point arc, pretended that he was going to throw, but at the last moment threw the ball under the ring to Andrey Martyuk. The latter, in his trademark manner, scored heartily from above.
The line above is the decisive episode at the very end of the match, when, with an equal score, a few seconds before the final siren, the same Barford pulled down two opposing players and passed the opening Vladislav Emchenko, who, with a throw from five meters, set the final score in the match and brought Lokomotiv Kuban victory over the reigning champion of the tournament.