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The French team opened the match with a successful 3-pointer but after that Moscow totally controlled the game. Everyone in the gym could predict the end result after the first quarter when Dynamo finished with a huge 26-12 lead.
Dynamo played the first ten minutes with its starting five and in the second quarter only Damir Mrsic was replaced by Branko Milisavljevic who adapted very well to the game and soon scored his first points.
By improving their offence Nancy was able to pull the game a little closer but in the last minutes before the half-time buzzer the French batteries were empty and Moscow pulled away again (61-37).
It looked like both teams were sleeping at the beginning of the second half as only 13 points were scored in almost five minutes. However, then both teams started to wake up again and the game picked up momentum (86-49).
The beginning of the fourth quarter was like a copy of the third period. As there wasn’t any tension left in the game Moscow now played for the spectators. The high-point was a huge slam-dunk from Donald Little. At the end the French guests were outscored by almost 40 points (105-68).
Game-MVP: Dmitri Domani
Sylvain Lautie, Head Coach, SLUC Nancy:
“We have known that we won’t have a chance to win this game before our arrival to Moscow. The Dynamo team that came to us in the beginning of the season and the present Dynamo team are two totally different teams. From game to game Dynamo is increasing its power.”
Zvi Sherf, Head Coach, Dynamo Moscow:
“I asked all players to be serious about this match. I am glad that everyone fulfilled my instruction.”