Unics stay unbeaten in the FIBA Europe League as they cruised to another victory over Lithuanian side BC Alita 87-63.
However, Alita gave the Russian team their hardest European contest of the season and it was only in the 3rd quarter that they were able to pull away.
The Lithuanians stayed neck and neck with Unics throughout the first half and at halftime the score was 40:42.
Unics showed in the 3rd period why they have not yet lost in the FIBA Europe League. They increased their defensive intensity and held Alita to just 9 points in the quarter. They retained the momentum for the rest of the game and secured a 25-point win.
Eurelijus Zukauskas missed just one shot as he hit 9/10 from the field for 24 points, to go along with 6 blocks.
Milan Bjegovic, Alita Alytus:
"We lost, but we were ready for this game. In the last two games we played well and we showed, that we can win, too - but noit this time."
Algirdas Brazys, Head Coach, Alita Alytus:
"We are happy, that we can play with good teams, like Unics inthe EuroLeague. We played well and we must be happy that we played this way."
Stanislav Eremine, Head Coach, Unics Kazan:
"I told my team, that it is hard for every team to play in Alytus. I’m happy, that in second half of the game we played good in defense and won."
Eurelijus Zukauskas, Unics Kazan:
"It was very hard to play in the first and second quarter. But we played well in the third and fourth quarter. Result: we won.