Confident victory in the Urals

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10.01.2021

10.01.2021 Today UNICS beat Parma in Perm with the score 76:69, having won the third victory in a row in the VTB League. John Holland played his best match for Kazan with 22 points.
An even calendar - a match every three days allowed Kazan to gain a good move. On January 3 and 6, Avtodor and Zielona Gora were defeated at home, respectively - on the 9th, Parma.
Kazan started today's match with the following line-up: Georgy Zhbanov, Okaro White, Jordan Morgan, John Holland, Jordan Theodore. The first quarter was held in an equal and exciting struggle, in which the opponents preferred attacks from afar. The Permians converted five three-point shots against the guests' three. The result of the first ten minutes is 21:19.
The second quarter passed in about the same vein. Only in ther debut the Permians managed to come off by 5 points - 28:23. The rest of the time, after a couple of successful attacks, one or the other team went ahead for a short time. Therefore, the first half ended with a small score, 39:40. Adas Yushkevichus (16) was the soloist for the hosts, Holland (15) for the guests. The rebound for UNICS is 13-16, and Kazan lost the ball less often, turnovers are 8-4.
In the third quarter, the Urals got nerves, two consecutive unsportsmanlike fouls in the middle of the period, UNICS 'spurt 10-0, on the scoreboard, 44:50. By the way, the guests got their first foul in the quarter only 4-44 before the last break. Only due to long-range shots, Parma was able to close the lead, 53:58.
In the last quarter UNICS quite calmly, despite the defense of the Permians, did not let Parma come closer than 4 points, 66:70. Therefore, the guests confidently brought the match to a victorious end. The third victory of UNICS in a row, the fourth defeat of the Permians in a row.

Parma (Perm) - UNICS (Kazan) - 69:76 (21:19, 18:21, 16:21, 14:15). Most productive: Yushkevichus (23) - Holland (22), Smith (15), White (18).