Kirill Yelatontsev: “That was a true play-offs game”

The Loko center shared his thoughts on the loss (75:78) to UNICS in the first semi-final game.
Kirill Yelatontsev, Lokomotiv Kuban PBC center

At the start, we were unable to contain the opponent, played too softly in defense and allowed them to make open shots. This affected our attack and brought uncertainty into our actions. In the second half we rebuilt, almost equalized the score, but there wasn't enough time, and somewhere luck turned away from us... However, we fought to the end, that’s why the game was a real play-offs one – with high intensity and hard contact. To win such games you need to keep a cool head and to follow the coach’s instructions. We are able to win in such conditions and proved that even against UNICS this season.

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