Astana basketball club lost a game on the road to the «Yenisey» team from the city of Krasnoyarsk with a score of 90:76.
From the very beginning of the game, the hosts seized the initiative. If the first half of the match was almost on an equal footing, then the second part was completely controlled by «Yenisey». «Astana» tried to level the situation, but could not get closer than 12 points.
The most effective: Ike Udano — 17 points, 11 rebounds, Anthony Clemmons — 15 points, 3 steals, Justin Carter — 13 points.
The comment of the head coach of «Astana» Mikhail Karpenko:
- We were not like ourselves in the first place in defense. We did not move well, we did not change much. This is reflected in the attack as well. I do not know what this is connected with, but «Yenisey» also did not look good in the game in Astana earlier this season, so I guess that both us and our rivals are affected by the flight, which is the longest in the League. Astana-Moscow-Krasnoyarsk is really a difficult road and the feet after this are quite sore. Although this, of course, is not an excuse. We will work on the mistakes.
Right after Krasnoyarsk, the basketball players from the capital will go to Aktau, where on April 12 they will hold the third meeting with the «Caspian» in the framework of the 1/2 finals of the Kazakhstan Championship among the men's teams of the National League.
The next match of «Astana» within the framework of the VTB United League will also be held on the road, on April 15 the basketball players from the capital will go to Kazan, where they will meet with the local UNICS Basketball Club.