VTB United league 2017/2018
VTB United league, Regular season
22.10.2017, 17:30 Su
Arena: Falcon Club (Minsk)
Main time
16:24 23:11 20:13 16:18
Game number: RS-17
Spectators: 851

Astana on the road again

20.10.2017, 18:00    Просмотров: 201
Источник: Press service
Автор: Almira Shakhaeva
After arrival from St-Petersburg the team has to depart again for another game on a road.  This time «Astana» goes to the city of Minsk, a capital of Belarus.
This Sunday, on October 22, the game in the frames of the VTB United League will take place at Minsk-Arena between Tsmoki-Minsk and “Astana”.
Information about the rival:
The club was established in 2006.
  • Champion of the Republic of Belarus 2009-2016
  • Winner of the Cup of Belarus 2010-2016
The «Tsmoki-Minsk» has also played 2 games so far in the regular VTB League championship against CSKA and «Khimki», where it was defeated. So it is obvious that, having been hungry for a victory, the rival will give it all to grab the win from «Astana», but the team of Kostas Flevarakis also craves for a victoria in this match. The game on Sunday will show whose ship comes in.
Costas Flevarakis, head coach of PBC «Astana»:
«Tsmoki-Minsk» is a good team that plays well in the defense and who likes to put pressure. We need to move the ball effectively on the court and our players should attack as much as possible. In defense, it is important to control rebounds and focus on the 1 on 1 game. «
The broadcast of the match will be available live on Qazsport TV channel at 17.30 pm, as well as online at www.pbcastana.kz and www.vtb-league.com.

«Tsmoki» to get better of «Astana»

22.10.2017, 22:00    Просмотров: 205
Источник: Press service
Автор: Almira Shakhaeva
Astana basketball players could not beat «Tsmoki-Minsk» in the game of the VTB United League regular season, which was held today in Minsk — 75:66 (16:24, 23:11, 20:13, 16:18).
Justin Carter, a leading player of Astana, did not take part in the match and was injured before the flight. The absence of the main player immediately affected the game of the team. Kostas Frevalakis’s players began the game vigorously, which resulted in the lead of 16:24 in favour of «Astana» in the first quarter. In the second period, hosts took over the initiative and strenuously the glass of Astana from a three-point arc.
After a long break, the situation had not changed; the «Dragons» with the support of their tribunes set Astana’s ring to fire. In the final period, “Astana” speeded on, but even three-pointers by Anthony Clemmons and Anton Ponomarev could not reverse the score of the match. The meeting ended with a score of 75:66 in favour of “Tsmoki-Minsk”.
The most effective:
  • «Tsmoki-Minsk»: Alexander Semenyuk (14 + 5 rebounds), Christopher Cherrapovic (12), Devon Saddler (11).
  • «Astana»: Hondur Vilhalmsson (17), Anthony Clemmons (11), Ike Udano (10 + 6 rebounds).
Head Coach of «Tsmoki-Minsk» Alexander Krutikov:
- First of all, I want to congratulate all the fans on our victory. It was a very important game; we had to win it at any cost. I think that's why at the beginning we seemed to be acting a bit nervous. In addition, we did not very well defend against «Astana» individual players. Then we felt our rhythm, started to move the ball and gained the speed we needed to attack. After the big break we went ahead and throughout the second half of the game dominated it.
Head coach of «Astana» Konstantinos Flevarakis:
- «Tsmoki» is a good team, it played some good matches in European competitions. We demonstrated a good game, but only in the first 15 minutes. They knew that it would be difficult for us, especially without Justin Carter. After all, we lost not just the best shooter: in the last game Carter vs. Zenit, for example, he made 9 rebounds and made 3 assists, also being fouled 9 times. Well, we will continue to work and, I think, will become what we want to be.
The next match will be held on October 30 against the Moscow Region club «Khimki» in frame of  the VTB United League.

Information about the opponent

Established year: 2006 Team colors: white, blue
Country: Belorussia Arena: Falcon Club
City: Minsk Website: www.bc-tsmoki.by


«Tsmoki-Minsk» -  is a Belarusian professional men's basketball team from Minsk.

  • Champion of Belarus in 2009−2016
  • Winner of Belarus Cup of 2010−2016

Overall team photo