Tomorrow, on April 8, the capital basketball club will play a match in the framework of the VTB United League Championship against the Russian Basketball Club «Enisey» in the city of Krasnoyarsk.
— is a Russian professional men's basketball club from the city of Krasnoyarsk, founded in 1981.
Chronicle of past games:
- Champion of Division B of the Russian Superleague 2006
- Bronze medalist of the Russian Cup 2011
For the team from Krasnoyarsk, likewise «Astana», this season is the seventh in a row in the VTB League. As for the personal games with «Astana» during the 6 previous seasons, 7 matches were played, 3 of which ended in favor of «Astana». The capital club has already hosted the guests from Krasnoyarsk. The game has ended with a victory for the «Astana» with a score of 92:75.
The team has been headed by a Russian specialist Oleg Okulov for three consecutive seasons One of the leaders of the team Nigerian guard Suleiman Braimo is one of the most effective and spectacular players of «Yenisey» this season, with an average of 14 points per the game. American players Zabian Dowdell, Anthony Hilliard and Octavius Ellis also make a good trio, who basically build the entire game.
The team from Krasnoyarsk takes the 13th line in the standings, with the result of 3 wins and 14 losses. The capital basketball club is on the 11th line with the asset of 6 wins and 13 losses.
Head coach of BC «Astana» Mikhail Karpenko:
- We have a very important and responsible game on the road ahead of us against the team «Yenisey», as we are currently a little behind our direct competitors for the playoffs. Despite the fact that «Yenisey» is at the end of the tournament table does not mean that this game will be easy for us, not in any case. «Yenisey» plays well with the support of their fans. This team, which is more attack-oriented, depends a lot on how they organize a quick transition from their defense to a quick break and early attack. We need to stop them in an early attack, in addition, there are a lot of performers in «Yenisey» who can individually solve the situation on the court playing one-on-one. They have very aggressive perimeter players namely a new player Mark Lyons, and also Zabian Dowdell, Anthony Hilliard, Denis Zakharov and Vitaly Lyutych. Great problems can occur under the glass with a center Martins Meyers. First of all, we must rely on our own discipline in defense. It is a good defense that is going to help us to find the right solutions in the attack and can liberate us. We are preparing and coming to this match as if the playoffs have already begun for us.
Where, when, at what time?
Location: Russia, Krasnoyarsk, Arena.Sever
Time: 15:00 by the time of Astana.
Broadcast: VTB United League website, BC «Astana» website, «QazSport» TV channel