VTB United league 2017/2018
Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod
VTB United league, Regular season
18.03.2018, 19:00 Su
Arena: SP «Nagorny» (Nizhny Novgorod)
Main time
24:24 17:16 17:17 21:21
Game number: RS-110
Spectators: 1770

«Astana» will play with «Nizhny Novgorod» on the road

17.03.2018, 10:00    Просмотров: 20
Источник: Press service
Автор: Almira Shakhaeva
Tomorrow, on March 18, the capital basketball club will play a game on the road against the team «Nizhny Novgorod» in the framework of the VTB United League Championship.

«Nizhny Novgorod» - is a Russian professional men's basketball club from the city of Nizhny Novgorod.

  • Champion of the Division «B» of the Russian Super League — 2010
  • Finalist of the Russian Cup — 2011
  • Silver medalist of the VTB United League — 2013/14
  • Silver medalist of the Championship of Russia — 2013/14

Chronicle of past games:
The basketball club from Nizhny Novgorod likewise «Astana», has been participating in the VTB United League since 2011. During this time, «Nizhny Novgorod» made more than one sensation in the tournament. In the 2013/2014 season, «Nizhniy» sensationally became the silver medalist of the VTB United League, when he won three matches out of four in the semi-final with «Lietuvos Rytas», and lost in the final to CSKA Moscow, but the main thing for them was not only the silver of the tournament but and a green card to the Euroleague. As for personal games with «Astana», the teams met on the court 11 times, three of which were in favor of «Astana». In January of this year, the capital club hosted the Nizhny Novgorod team at home, then in a stubborn struggle, the guests celebrated a victory with a score of 85:73. After the defeat by «Nizhniy Novgorod» the former head coach of the team Costas Flevarakis left the team.

Basketball club «Nizhny Novgorod» takes 11th place in the standings of the VTB League with the result of 4 wins, 10 losses. Basketball players of «Astana» are on the 7th line, with of 6 wins and 10 losses.

Commentary of the acting head coach Mikhail Karpenko:
- This season, «Nizhny Novgorod» has an updated roster, coach Zoran Lukic came to the team for the second time and he has started building the team anew. There are several experienced players, and there are players who are to be trained by the coaching staff, but in whom they see potential in the future. The match will be difficult. Nizhegorodtsy are fighting for getting into the playoffs as well as we do, at the moment they are lagging behind in the number of victories from us, but in our game later this year, they won over us at our court and naturally they understand that they can beat «Astana». At the same time, after that match, we played a good series of games in the VTB League, where out of 5 matches we managed to win 4 and gained the necessary confidence in our abilities. First of all, we should pay attention to the leaders of the team, it's Stefan Yelovats, who is an excellent shooting guard, Jacob Odum, Ivan Strebkov, Vladimir Veremeenko and Petr Gubanov, perhaps these five people are key players in Zoran Lukich's team, their neutralization will help us to win the match. It will be important not only to play a disciplined defense, to which we constantly emphasize, but it will also be important to find our best solutions in the attack since «Nizhniy» often as we play from the defense, where they demonstrate diligence, responsibility, and discipline. Therefore, it will not be easy for us, but we will try to find those moments on the court that will help us win this match.

Where, when, at what time?
Nizhny Novgorod, KRK «Nagorny»
Time: 16.00 Astana time
Broadcast: VTB United League website, BC «Astana» website, «QazSport» TV channel

«Astana» lost to «Nizhny Novgorod»

18.03.2018, 23:00    Просмотров: 7
Источник: Press service
Автор: Almira Shakhaeva
Astana basketball players lost in the match on the road to the team «Nizhny Novgorod» with a score of 79:78.

The teams went neck and neck throughout the whole game, each team struggled to defend their basket, and as a result, the first half of the match finished with a minimum difference in the score — 41:40 in favor of the hosts.

The subsequent two periods were as tense as the previous ones. In the final period, «Astana» broke ahead, and it would seem that the victory was already in their hands, but the error inbound cost «Astana» a dear price, namely, victory in one of the decisive matches of the regular season. Taking advantage of this blunder, the guard of «Nizhny Novgorod» throws the ball during a buzzer, and realizes a three-pointer throw. The victory goes to the team of Zoran Lukic.

The most effective:
  • «Nizhny Novgorod»: Stevan Yelovats (15 + 5 rebounds), Jacob Odum (15), Peter Gubanov (12).
  • «Astana»: Larry Gordon (17), Justin Carter (15 + 6 rebounds), Anthony Clemmons.

Head coach of «Nizhny Novgorod» Zoran Lukich:
- I want to congratulate Astana on a good game today. It is no coincidence that until today they had four victories in the last five matches. I understand perfectly what Mikhail Karpenko feels right now after this three-pointer throw with a buzzer. We have already been in this situation several times this season. I do not think that this is luck, rather we had it back for those defeats in two or three points from the great teams. We now need to sit down and talk, why we played today as if it was not a decisive match. Although, from today's match to the end of the regular season, all our games will be decisive for getting into the playoffs. You can not play in a relaxed mood, you cannot be disrespectful to your opponent. A drudgery victory we have had today, I'll tell you so!

Head Coach of «Astana» Mikhail Karpenko:
- You saw it all yourself — the game went stride for stride. The maximum gap «Nizhniy» had was eight points, we had five. We constantly caught up with each other. In the first half, we lost with a difference of one point, in the second — both quarters ended in a draw, and that one point became decisive. We did quite well after a big break, but unfortunately, at the crucial moment we did not make offensive rebound and got the first three-pointer in our basket. Then we made a fatal mistake when carrying the ball out after the time-out. «+5» lead in slightly over 20 seconds before the end and we get other two three-pointers — it's very painful and unpleasant. I think that after this defeat we will make conclusions for ourselves and become stronger. Such matches are actually a proof of the team.

The next match within the framework of the VTB United League «Astana» will be held on its court on March 25, the basketball players from the capital will receive Perm club «Parma» on their parquet.

Information about the opponent

Established year: 2000 Team colors: white, black
Country: Russia Arena: SP «Trade union»
City: Nizhny Novgorod Website: www.nn-basket.ru


«Nizhny Novgord» - is a russian professional men's basketball team from Nizhny Novgorod.
  • Champion of Division «B» of the Russian Super League - 2010
  • Finalist Russian Cup - 2011
  • Silver medalist of the VTB United League - 2013/2014
  • Silver medalist of Russian Championship — 2013/2014

Overall team photo

Nizhny Novgorod