Games of the final series in Kazakhstan Championship of the National League will be held on May 25 in Atyrau and on May 28 in Nur-Sultan. «Barsy Atyrau» will once again compete for the title of the strongest team of the country.
“Astana” smashed the Kostanay “Tobol” in the semifinal series, and in the parallel semifinal series, our rival in the final — «Barsy Atyrau» beat «Almaty Legion» twice. The final series, as well as the semi-final, will have two games. The first game will be held in Atyrau on May 25, and the decisive game will take place on May 28 in Nur-Sultan.
«Barsy Atyrau» is a Kazakhstan professional men's basketball club from the city of Atyrau, established in 2003. The foundation of the Basketball Federation of the Atyrau region in 2001 preceded this. In 2003, the FBAO and the Tourism and Sports Department of the Atyrau Region and the Orsk Basketball Federation organized «Barsy Atyrau» team.
Comparison of the teams:
“Barsy Atyrau” completed the regular championship in second place with a score of 26 wins in 36 games. This season, “Astana” confidently outplayed its Atyrau rivals by an average of 26 points. In one of the games, «Barsy» were able to impose the fight on our team, which won by only 8 points, and in the last full-time match in the regular season, «Astana» defeated «Barsy Atyrau» with a difference of 55 points.
Leaders of «Barsy Atyrau»:
The leader of the Atyrau team in the season is Kazakhstani center Vladimir Ivanov, who has the best field goal percentage in the entire league this season, and he is the leader of the National League for blokshots and brought his team the most points. Boyan Bakic is the most experienced Montenegrin player, who was extremely useful in «Barsy Atyrau», and American Donte Lamont McGill, who joined the team after the New Year and is a great fit, worth noting, becoming one of the leaders. Also, the team of “Barsy Atyrau” in the middle of the season changed the head coach: coach of the Latvian National Team Vetsvagars Arnis came to substitute the Serbian specialist Alexander Vrzhina.
“Barsy Atyrau” has always been the most serious opponent of “Astana” in the championships of Kazakhstan. For all seven previous seasons, our team and «Barsy» met six times in the finals, and this season will be the seventh. “Barsy Atyrau” is the only team that managed to beat «Astana» in the finals. It happened in the season 2015/2016, that season it was the only “silver” for the capital team in history. This season, “Astana” is a clear favorite in the Championship of Kazakhstan and, of course, a favorite in the final series. “Barsy Atyrau” is unlikely this season will be able to repeat the success of the championship 15/16.
We are waiting for all our fans on Tuesday, May 28 in the stands of the Nazarbayev University gym (53 Kabanbai Batyr Ave.) The beginning at 17:00 Moscow time. Live broadcast of matches will be available on the main page of our site.
Detailed information about tournaments, tournament tables, the schedule and results of matches are published in the section Tournaments.
The general partner is the Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund. Social Partner — Samruk-Kazyna Trust Social Project Development Fund.