For both teams, this game was important from the point of view of the fight for the playoffs. At the same time, it was difficult to single out the obvious favorite of the game.
The Perm team arrived in Tallinn with 3 losses in a row. And in the first minutes, Kalev made clear that it would be difficult for the guests to change this situation. JeQuan Lewis did not give a break to PARMA defence, as a result the hosts seized the lead.
Kalev came to this game in good shape: the Estonian team stalled a little at the start of the season, but after they got two important wins over Nizhny Novgorod and CSKA. Tsmoki returned to their home court in the hope of getting the first W in the new season.
BC Kalev/Cramo defeated AVIS UTILITAS Rapla by 31 points in the opening game of the Estonian Supercup quarter-final.
From the first minutes, CSKA showed a desire to extend the winning streak and quickly took over the initiative. However, Kalev managed to keep the guests in suspense, stopping the attempts of the Army team to break away in the score.
Both teams played their last games in the VTB United League on October 10. Nizhny Novgorod defeated Astana in a hard battle and got the first win of the season, but Kalev in the game against Enisey got the third loss in the three opening games
BC Kalev/Cramo signs a former national team player Kristjan Kangur until the end of the current season. After starting center Kamari Murphy faced an injury during an Estonian-Latvian League game against VEF Riga in the beginning of October, there became a need to fill his position.
Kalev/Cramo were facing a similar outcome as PAOK mateco, after losing their first game in the last second in Strasbourg, and playing a close one against Tofas Bursa. But Silas Melson and his teammates made sure that the Estonian champions picked up their first ever win in this competition, outlasting their hosts 81-77.
It took the guests only 4 seconds to open the score in the game – Aleksandr Gudumak completed quick offencive possesion. But the starting segment of the game was still dictated by the Estonian team.
The nominal favorite of this game was Zenit. But Kalev also attracted attention at the start of the season due to a brilliant performance in the Champions League qualification. Bright offencive game allowed the Estonian club to make it to the tournament group stage.