VTB United league 2017/2018
VTB United league, Regular season
05.11.2017, 18:30 Su
Arena: UDS «Molot» (Perm)
Over time
13:22 19:22 27:16 19:18 6:12
Game number: RS-28
Spectators: 6254

«Parma» meets the Kazakhs!

04.11.2017, 13:00    Просмотров: 280
Источник: Press service
Автор: Almira Shakhaeva
Tomorrow, on November 5, the capital basketball club will hold its fifth game in the framework of the VTB United League championship against BC “Parma” (Perm, Russia).
After the thriller with «Khimki» basketball players of «Astana” had no time for rest and recovery. The team immediately began preparing for the upcoming match in Perm.

Chronicle of past games:
This is the second season for the Perm club in the VTB League. In its debut season, Parma finished the regular season on the last 13th place; only one game in Minsk was won by “Parma”, out of total 24 games played. As for the games with «Astana», all two matches finished in favour of «Astana» (65:82, 88: 73).

Current situation:
In this season, «Parma» has been strengthened significantly, making it clear that they are no longer beating boys. First, the main coach of the team was replaced: Vyacheslav Shushakov was replaced by the famous Latvian coach Nikolay Mazurs, who previously worked with the Georgian «Vita», Saratov “Avtodor”, and also was a member of the coaching staff of Kazan “UNICS.”

«Parma» is on the 10th place in the standings of the League of VTB. The Perm club, as well as “Astana”, has played 4 matches, three of which ended in defeat, and one win against the Estonian «Kalev.» «Astana» stands below with a result of 0-4.

The comment of the head coach:
- If we want to win, we need to be concentrated all 40 minutes of the match. «Parma» has a lot of strong individual players, we need to be careful on rebounds, attentive to the individualization of each player of our rival and act as a team in the attack. We can create good opportunities for throws, but we need to improve the percentage of hits. It is important to note that all the injured players returned to the team and this is good because every player in our team is important to us.

Where and when?
Arena: UDS Molot
The time now is: 5:30 AM Moscow time
Broadcast: VTB United League website, site of BC «Astana», TV channel «QazSport» (23.55 pm)

«Astana» to defeat «Parma» or Thriller-Scenario Game 

05.11.2017, 23:00    Просмотров: 209
Источник: Press service
Автор: Almira Shakhaeva
The match was held on the road in the city of Perm. From the first seconds, both teams rushed in the attack. These were the hosts who opened the score. Guests from Kazakhstan did not take long to wait and responded too, with two-pointers and a free throw, 2-3 in favour of Astana. Parma immediately began to attack the glass from behind the arc, and quite successfully. But for every attack «Astana” stroke back in kind, Larry Gordon had two successful 3-point shots. The first period was not the time for a warm-up for the teams, on the contrary, they gave it their all from the very start of the game. The period ended with a score of 13-22 in favour of Astana. In the second period, the teams played at the same pace. Parma could not get closer than 5 points. It is worth noting that «Astana» showed a good percentage of both mid-range and long-range shots. Astana could demonstrate a team game and as a result finished the first half with a solid advantage of 44-32.
The third period was crucial, well-coordinated team actions and support tribunes of  »Parma» made it tough for “Astana” to go through, nevertheless, Astana led in the period, but the Parma had the last word, having the advantage in the third period (27-16). The final quarter was dramatic, no one wanted to give up, and gradually the game moved into overtime (78-78).
As expected, the outcome of the game was decided in the first overtime. Teams were already pretty tired and made mistakes. Five minutes of extra time seemed like an eternity, but nevertheless, this short time span showed who was stronger in the battle. Both teams wanted this victory so badly. But luck and a great desire finally helped Astana to grab it. The game ended with a score of 84-90 in favour of the Kazakhstan team. Congratulations to the coaching staff and the players on a successful game.
The most effective:
  • «Parma»: Frank Gaines (25), Codi Miller-McIntyre(14 + 8 assists), Tre’ McLean (13 + 9 rebounds), Yanik Moreira (12 + 12 rebounds)
  • «Astana»: Justin Carter (26 + 5 assists), Larry Gordon (22 + 5 rebounds), Ike Udano (16 + 13 rebounds + 3 steals), Hondur Vilhalmsson (10)
«Parma» head coach Nikolajs Mazurs:
– I’ll be concise: We came up a little short in every aspect of the game. Summed up together, it decided the game. At the very beginning, some of the players did not feel very confident, which led to several big mistakes. That set us back and affected our pace, but the guys struggled to the end, to the final moment. A big thank you to the fans for the incredible support and excellent atmosphere at the game. 

«Astana» head coach Kostas Flevarakis:
– This was a terrific, exciting game. There was a lot of pressure on both teams. Prior to this, we played well against Khimki. We felt like we deserved a victory in that game, but luck was not on our side. We understood we needed to start winning here. We’re starting to develop some team chemistry, which is exciting to see. As for the game, there are a lot of aspects we need to improve, for example, our free throws. If we want to win these types of neck-to-neck games more often, we need to shoot above 70% from the line. But I’m happy that we won. Congratulations to my team! 

«Astana» will hold the next match in the next weekend, on November 12 in Estonia, where it will meet with the local «Kalev».

Information about the opponent

Established year: 2012 Team colors: white, dark blue
Country: Russia Arena: UDS «Molot»
City: Perm Website: parmabasket.ru


«Parma» -  is a Russian professional men's basketball team from Perm.
  • Winner of the Russian Cup 2015/2016
  • Bronze medalist of Super League 2015/2016

Overall team photo