Loko is ready to make the decisive step into the finals

Today at 7 PM Lokomotiv Kuban will play the 7th game of the semi-final series against UNICS.

Loko arrived in Kazan two days before the game, and the team calmly prepared for the decisive game. There are no changes in the lineup, everyone is ready to be included in the lineup for the game.


Both teams have already given fans the most heated confrontation in this playoffs. The score in the series is 3-3, so the fate of the ticket will be decided in one single game. UNICS is playing at home, but this might not be a crucial advantage, since the teams have already got victories on the road in this series. As the Loko coach stated:

Aleksander Sekulić, the head coach of Lokomotiv Kuban PBC

First of all, we must try to play our basketball, the one that we played throughout the season. Of course, we will make some small changes, and we expect the same from the home team. Also, we must find ways to protect ourselves from any external factor – neither the opponent, nor the stands, nor anything else that we cannot control should not distract us from fulfilling our game plan.

Their leaders

For sure, UNICS has a core of leaders. But at the same time, they are the current champions and winners of the regular season – such results cannot be achieved by playing individually. The Kazan team is strong with both experienced performers and high-quality team play. Neutralizing the opponent’s interactions and not giving free throws to snipers is not an easy task, but during the series it was already completed three times by Loko. Let’s see what one of the Krasnodar team leaders say:

Jaylen Barford, Lokomotiv Kuban PBC guard

We look for a very difficult game, that will go down in the history of the VTB United League. Will the stands put pressure on us? I don’t think so, because we play well on the road. We take it very seriously and will be properly motivated. The most important thing is to stay focused, control our emotions and play our game.

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