West Asia Super League
West Asia Super League, Group stage
13.06.2023, 21:00 Tu
Arena: Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Sports Hall (Dubai City)
Main time
20:18 28:19 20:18 17:17
Game number: 9
Spectators: 0
Kuwait Club
Kuwait City

Introducing the opponent: «Kuwait»

13.06.2023, 08:00    Просмотров: 264
Источник: Press service
Today, «Astana» is playing its third and final match in the group stage of the West Asian Super League.

Oleg Kiselyov's team has already secured a spot in the semifinals by winning two previous matches. However, the rank in which the Kazakhstani team finishes the group stage will determine their opponent in the playoffs. Therefore, today's game against «Kuwait» is significant in the tournament.

Like «Astana,» «Kuwait» is the base club for their national team. It was founded in 1960 and has won the Kuwaiti championship 14 times.

Last year, the opponent of «Astana» won the home international championship among Arab clubs by defeating «Al-Ahli.»

Regarding their performance in the West Asian Super League, the club qualified for the Final Eight by winning the Gulf League.

In the current Final Eight, just like «Astana,» the team led by Peter Schomer has secured two victories in the group stage. Currently, it leads the group based on additional indicators.

Among the players, the most notable is center Kadeem Lallanne, who was drafted by the «San Antonio Spurs» in 2015 but did not play in the NBA. After two games in the West Asian Super League, he is the team's scoring leader (averaging 19 points per game) and second in rebounds (7 per game, with forward Tona Maker at 9.5).

On the other hand, another Kuwaiti basketball player, guard Marcus George-Hunt, has played in the NBA. In the 2017-2018 seasons, he played for the «Orlando Magic» and the «Minnesota Timberwolves.» He averaged 18.5 points and 4.5 assists per game in the Final Eight.

Today's match will begin at 21:00 Astana time. The game can be watched live on the Qazsport channel and the channel's website.

Detailed information about the tournament, standings, schedule, and match results are published in the Tournaments section.

We finished at the top of the group!

13.06.2023, 23:00    Просмотров: 266
Источник: Press service
«Astana» has finished the group stage of the West Asian Super League Finals in first place, winning all three matches.

In the final round, the Kazakhstan team defeated «Kuwait» — the competition's favorites who occupied the first place in the published FIBA preliminary power ranking of the Finals Eight.

The competition in the first quarter was intense and equal, but in the second period, «Astana» managed to gain a good advantage and went into halftime with an 11-point lead. In the third period, the Kazakhstani players struggled to score while the opponent closed the gap. However, «Astana» regained the initiative and won the quarter. In the final stretch, both teams scored equal points, and our basketball players won the match with a score of 85:72.

The best player of the game was Kazakhstani center Dmitry Gavrilov, who scored 19 points and made 5 rebounds. Maxim Marchuk (7 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists) and Carvel Anderson (24 points) also stood out.

Therefore, «Astana» ended the 12-match winning streak of «Kuwait» and finished the group stage taking first place.

Now Oleg Kiselyov's team will play in the semifinals against the team that takes second place in Group A, either «Beirut» or «Al-Manama,» who will play against each other tonight.

Detailed information about the tournament, standings, schedule, and match results are published in the Tournaments section.

Information about the opponent

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