Referees: Boris Gabara (SVK), Fedor Dmitriev (BLR)
MBC Odessa 99 - Tallinn Kalev 62
MBC Odessa started very well in this game. Furthermore the defense of Kalev was terrible so that the hosts could lead after the first quarter with 13 points (34-21).
Thanks to the height of their players the Ukrainian team dominated the rebounds. That’s why they were able to score several second chance points.
The second half was similar to first one. Kalev never had a chance to win the game. Only Kangur and Arbet played not that bad (23 and 16 points) But nearly the whole team of Odessa scored double-digit. Final score 99:62 for Odessa.
Game MVP: Kangur K.
Quotes MBC Odessa - Tallinn Kalev
Vadym Pudzyrey, MBC Odessa:
"I hope after the victory our players will become more self-confident."
Andres Sober, Head Coach Tallinn Kalev:
"The opponents played in a strong and hard way much stronger than we did. The most important thing for us is to become more experienced."
Mark Sein, Tallinn Kalev:
"The game turned very difficult. I hope we will play against this team in future."