Great game but a loss04-04-2016

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BC Kalev/Cramo showed great spirit and team play with their performance against Russian powerhouse Kazan UNICS, even after their play-off chances disappeared this season. At home they managed to go on a 12:1 run in the final minutes of the game only to lose in overtime  84:89 (35:45, 75:75).

Gregor Arbet was the top scorer for Kalev with 19 points while Freimanis added 17 against his old club and Shawn King had another double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds. For the visitors, 2 player were on fire – both Keith Langford and Anton Ponkrasov had 30 points, Ponkrasov also had 10 rebounds and 7 assists while Langford got hot in the overtime when he scored 9 points!

Kalev made 13 of their 26 long range shots, was tied in the offensive rebounding category and made 12 turnovers. Unfortunately again the free-throw race was lopsided, Kalev got only 7 points from the line against opponents 22.

Kalev/Cramo and UNICS have now played 12 times in different leagues in which Kalev has only won once. But today’s loss is the smallest of the lost games.

Post game press conference

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