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BC Tsmoki Minsk get first victory in VTB United League

The second match and the first victory. The basketball club Tsmoki Minsk celebrated a victory in the regular season of the VTB United League. After the defeat in round 1 Igor Grischuk's men took on Saratov's Avtodor.

The Saratov team is regularly among the participants of the playoffs. The current season began in a difficult way for them: a defeat at Astana and a heavy victory over Nizhny Novgorod.

Avtodor went to Minsk for a victory and the first half ended with them being nine points ahead of the hosts.

Laimonas Kiselius, BC Tsmoki player (Minsk):
We did not hit anything in the first half. In the second, we began to get into the target And you can see, the play went more smoothly. When we play as a team, when we share the ball, we can be a good team.

After intermission, the hosts equalized and then went ahead. The ending turned out to be tense and nervous. Fans certainly feared, because the Dragons often lose matches at the end. However, this time the team showed true character and will to win. As a result it was 89:83 on the scoreboard. Laimonas Kiselius became the most productive on the floor collecting 22 points.

BC Tsmoki Minsk get first victory in VTB United League