VTB United league 2018/2019
VTB United league, Regular season
30.03.2019, 20:00 Sa
Arena: Velotrek «Saryarka» (Nur-Sultan)
Main time
24:12 19:18 18:22 18:19
Game number: RS-148
Spectators: 1156

“Astana” hosts “Parma” on March 30

26.03.2019, 19:00    Просмотров: 63
Источник: Press service
Автор: Chingiz Tusupbaev
On Saturday, March 30, Presidential Basketball Club “Astana” is going to host Basketball club “Parma” from Perm, Russia. 

“Parma”  — is a Russian professional men's basketball club from the city of Perm, founded in 2012.

  • Winner of the Cup of Russia — 2015/16, 2018/2019
  • Bronze medallist of the Super League — 2015/16

The teams met exactly a month ago on February 27 in the city of Perm, and then the capital club «Astana» defeated “Parma» with a final score of 80:85. Today,  “Parma” basketball team closes the penultimate line in the VTB United League standings, with only 4 wins in 21 games.  Despite the defeat in Khimki, last Monday, “Astana” maintained a positive balance of victories and defeats (13-8) and the sixth position in the standings.

We are waiting for all our dear fans on March 30 in the stands of the Republican cycle track “Saryarka” (Kabanbai Batyr Ave. 42), the match starts at 20:00 Nur-Sultan time. Tickets for the match are already on sale on the website Ticketon.kz.  Live broadcast of the match will be available on our website in the Match Center section and live on QAZSPORT TV channel.
Detailed information about tournaments, tournament tables, the schedule and results of matches are published in the section Tournaments.

“Astana” sets a historical record for victories!

31.03.2019, 08:00    Просмотров: 48
Источник: VTB United league
 Kazakhstan «Astana» defeated at home the Russian «PARMA» with the score 79:71.

Thanks to the actions of Ken Brown the guests seized the control of the game at the beginning, «Astana» nevertheless, made a 14-4 spurt, quickly turned the tide in their favor. Kenneth Horton (twice) and Stephen Holt with their accurate throws from beyond the arc gave «Astana» a double advantage by the end of the first quarter — 24:12. In the second quarter «PARMA» managed to level the game up and reduce the gap to «-5». But closer to the big break, the American legion of Astana, led by Jay O'Brien, restored the status quo; the first half ended with a score of 43:30 in favor of the hosts.

Then the Ural players made several attempts to catch up with «Astana». The most promising one occurred in the fourth quarter when Tre McLean reduced the score difference to “-6 ″ with the score 65:59 and with two three-pointers in a row. O’Brien and Jeffrey Grossell again created a double-digit advantage for «Astana», but once again, Tre McLean helped «PARMA» not to let the opponent go far. And yet, the commencing comeback of “PARMA” was strangled by all the same Grossell, O’Brien and Michael Jenkins, competently provoking the opponent to fouls and confidently realizing free throws. Having brought the match to Victoria, “Astana” not only set a new club record for victories (14) but also continued the pursuit of teams from the top three.

The most effective players:
  • «Astana»: JJ O'Brien (20 + 9 assists), Michael Jenkins (17 + 5 assists), Kenneth Horton (15 + 10 rebounds + 5 assists), Jeffrey Groscell (10 + 9 rebounds)
  • «PARMA»: Tre McLean (18 + 6 rebounds), Ken Brown (15 + 5 assists)

The hero is — JJ O’Brien. The “Astana” guard hardly left the court, having spent nearly 37 minutes in the end, and naturally became the best in the match with scored points (20) and assists (9).

The figure is — 14 victories. New team record from the capital of Kazakhstan. The previous one (13 wins) was achieved in the season 2014/15.

«Astana» head coach Emil Raykovic:
- I am pleased to congratulate the team on this victory. She became for us the 14th in the season and this is the club record of “Astana” in the VTB League. I am proud of my players, coaches and the whole staff. I hope the fans will see that they have a truly special team in the city and it deserves their support. I encourage football, hockey, and other fans to come to our next matches and support «Astana».

The head coach of “PARMA” Vyacheslav Shushakov:
- Today there was a definite plan for the match, and we followed it. But in the end, we gave up; it was necessary to play harder, foul, but the players forgot about it. This allowed «Astana» to create the necessary difference in the score. We were able to win the third and fourth quarter — this is a positive moment. This attitude will be useful to us in the next matches, where we will try to win».

The team will hold the next matches in the Kazakhstan Cup, which will be held in Almaty from April 2 to 6.

The next match of «Astana» in the VTB United League will be held on the road, on April 11, the capital basketball players will meet with the leaders of the tournament Moscow «CSKA».

Detailed information about tournaments, tournament tables, the schedule and results of matches are published in the section Tournaments.

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, founded in 2012.
  • Winner of the Russian Cup 2015/2016
  • Bronze medalist of Super League 2015/2016

Overall team photo