BC Kalev/Cramo faced VTB leaders Kazan UNICS at home and it turned out to be a pleasantly tight but in the deciding moments the visitors clinched the win with a solid performance. After three quarters the game was tight as the visiting UNICS held a five point lead but in the fourth they managed to make four shots behind the arc to help them to a 75:67 (35:32) win. UNICS continues at the top of the table with 13 wins from 14 games meanwhile Kalev/Cramo has 4 wins from 14 games the same as Astana who shocked Zenit yesterday and VEF who managed to beat Himki and also Tsmoki in other words, the race is on for the final play-off spots (places 7-13 are within one win).
For Kalev/Cramo Isaiah Briscoe shined with 25 points (9/19 from the field) and was the only player for the hosts to finish with double-digits while Mirkovic had 8 and four other players 6 points. Jamar Smith had 15 for the visiting side and Anton Ponkrašov who made two crucial three point shots in the final quarter finished with 11 points.
UNICS was a little bit better in almost everything as they shot better from everywhere, made a little bit less turnovers despite Kalev managing to win the rebounding game with grabbing 5 more offensive rebounds to go from. With a tight game like this, small advantages matter – visitors had 19 points off turnovers while we had 12, from the line UNICS had 14 points against our 9.