Fifth win in VTB comes from Siberia

BC Kalev/Cramo earned their fifth win of the season in VTB league as they defeated the hosting Kransojarsk Jenissey 88:80. The win lifted them to seventh spot in the league table.

Kalev players took the reigns in the first quarter as they went on a 12:1 run after being down 8:10 and kept on growing the lead. Thanks to a buzzer beater from Mirkovic the team went to the half-time break with a 20 point lead – 54:34.

The hosts managed to climb slowly back into the game and started the last quarter with a 11:2 run but it was Mirkovic again who made a crucial three to help Kalev back on track.  Although the lead was cut down to single digits in the final minutes, Kalev managed to hold on and escape with a victory thanks to turnovers from Jenissey.

Chavaughn Lewis finished with 25 points, Mirkovic added 20 and Moultrie 14 points. Janari Jõesaar had a nice double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds while Alex Young had 17 points for Jenissey.