The first match of the final series of National League games among men's teams against the team «Barsy Atyrau» has ended in a victory for the capital club.
The starting five of «Astana» were Anthony Clemmons, Anton Ponomarev, Rustam Ergali, Larry Gordon and Dmitriy Gavrilov.
The match was opened by guests, with a free throw, the response from «Astana» as a three-pointer by Rustam Ergali has followed. From the first minute, the opponent counted on fast basketball, but at the same time began to make mistakes. «Astana» basketball players, on the contrary, tried to play calmly. At this rate, the first quarter passed, with a minimum score gap the period ended in favor «Astana» (19:18). The second period was more aggressive and went at a high pace. Each player fought for his ball and brought the attack to a successful throw. By the middle of the period, «Astana» secured an advantage of +10 points and finished the first half of the match with a score of 48:29.
After a big break, the players of Astana also maintained a good pace of the game. Rustam Ergali demonstrated his excellent shooting skills, Dmitriy Gavrilov demonstrated a good work under the ring. As a result of the third period has ended with a score 72:46 in favor of the hosts. In the final period, «Astana» did not leave a chance to the opponent and had a confident victory in the first match of the final series. The final score of the game is 92:69.
Anton Ponomarev, who scored 20 points became the most effective player of the match, Rustam Ergali brought his team 12 points.
Tomorrow there will be the second game, which will be held in the hall of the Republican cycling track «Saryarka». The beginning at 19.30. The entrance is free.