# CSKA basketball players safely played Krasnodar’s “Lokomotiv-Kuban” in the semi-finals, but St. Petersburg’s “Zenit” overcame the Kazan UNICS barrier.
# Already in the first half of the finals, “Zenit” received a painful blow, injuring the ankle injury of the team leader Shabaz Napier, who made his official debut in European basketball in the semi-finals and scored 33 points.
# In the first quarter, CSKA dominated and took the lead with an 11-point lead. “Zenit” basketball players managed to reduce the deficit to four points by the break. After the break, the basketball players trained by Dimitra Ituda were constantly in the lead with three to 12 points, not allowing “Zenit” to jeopardize their positions. CSKA hit important shots at the top and won the first United League Super Cup trophy – 81:73 (21:10, 13:19, 25:21, 22:23).
# Will Klaiberns was the most productive with 18 points, but Gabriel Lundberg added 14. Lithuanian Marjus Grigonis stood out with 11 points. Billy Beiron scored 17 points for Zenit, while Jordan Lloyd scored 15 points.
# United League Super Cup bronze medals were won by UNICS of Kazan, which played Krasnodar’s “Lokomotiv-Kuban” with 84:70 (21:22, 20:22, 21:16, 22:10). Mario Hezoni’s success was forged with 27 points and six intercepted balls.
– CSKA Moscow (@cskabasket) September 19, 2021
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