Another fine scoring performance by Lionel Chalmers kept the Quarter-Final hopes of Enisey Krasnoyarsk alive as they picked up a vital 89-77 win over Antwerp Giants in the penultimate round of the last sixteen.
Chalmers was red-hot from the perimeter and buried five triples as the hosts made a statement of intent from the tip-off. While Brandon Gay opened the account of Antwerp with a three-pointer inside the first minute, it was the only time the visitors would have a lead in the game.
The home team raced into an early 25-11 lead and within four minutes of the second quarter had increased their advantage to 38-20 after a strong 9-3 run. While Antwerp huffed and puffed, they couldn't get back into the game ahead of half-time and still trailed by 49-37.
However straight from the interval, the visitors gave the home team a real scare when they opened up with the first 8 points of the half but their hopes of a revival were short-lived as the
Home team regained their composure to ease away and keep the Belgian club at arms length until the final buzzer.
Kaspars Kambala underlined the dominance of Enisey with an impressive double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds while Gay was the top scorer in the game with 23 points for Antwerp