BC Azovmash Mariupol coach Andriy Podkovyrov blamed defensive errors for his side's shock home defeat at the hands of MBC Mykolaiv in the latest round of matches.
The league leaders suffered their second defeat of the season, succumbing 83-76 to Valentin Berestnev's team.
"The main reason for the defeat was our poor showing in defence," lamented Podkovyrov.
"All the players made unusual mistakes and gave the opposition the chance to put plenty of points on the board.
"We lost our discipline and the players failed to follow my instructions - this is why we lost."