Bad loss at Astana11-12-2015


BC Kalev/Cramo got their seventh lost of the season in VTB in a bit of a surprise in Astana, where they were beaten by local BK Astana  91:97 (46:48). Kenny Hayes scored for Astana 29, Nik Caner-Medley 24 punkti. Kalev/Cramo’s best were Josh Boone with 25 points and 14 rebounds and Martin Dorbek with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.

Kalev won the rebounding battle 48:36 (offensive boards 16:8) and shot better also but made 13 turnovers to opponents 5 and again were crushed with free-throws (9 ft for Kalev, 24! to Astana).

The game started great for Kalev who led the whole first quarter as much as 12 points at one point. The solid lead held until the second quarter midway point, when at 40:30 Astana made 12:0 spurt and got the lead for the first time.First half ended 48:46.

In the third quarter, Astana continued their good play and at one point led with 13 points. But 4 minutes before the end, Kalev managed to climb back to 6 points and with some luck and good shots, 1,5 minutes to go and Kalev was down only 3 points. Unfortunately Hayes and Johnson did not miss on the free-throw line and with the siren Astana had won.

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