Rakvere Tarvas/Palmse Metall
Kalev/Cramo upset-win over Unics!24-11-2013
Kalev received second sensational win within four days! After beating Banvit on Wednesday, Kalev downs Russian powerhouse – Unics 60-57. This was a first loss for Unics in VTB and Eurocup series this season.
Game had a slow start – Kalev scored first basket on 3rd, Unics on 4th minute. From the 4:4 score, Kalev made an amazing 13:1 run, and with the quarter ending 3-pointer by Indrek Kajupank, Kalev won first quarter 23:13. Half-time for Kalev 36:27.
Kalev kept the lead during the 3dr quarter – defense was good and offensively almost everyone contributed. Score 51:38.
4th quarter was a thriller. Unics started to come back to the game. But they only managed to come as close as 2 points- 55:53; Kalev was always a step ahead. Unics had a chance to for couple of shots, but none of these went in. Kalev had won second great opponent in a row!
Moldoveanu had 17 points and 12 rebounds, Kajupank added 10 and Veideman 7 points. For Unics Goudelock scored 14 and Zisis 10 points.
Kalev took down an amazing 51 rebounds compare to Unics’ 47. Remarkable was the 3- pointers % for Unics – they missed all of their 18 attempts!.
Unics is the leader in group A , Kalev stands in the 6th place. Kalev faces Enisey in one week at Saku arena.
Unics head coach Trinchieri: Congratulations to Kalev! They deserved this win, because they wanted it more. I tried to explain our player how difficult this game was going to be for us, because Kalev fights each game and they had just won Banvit. Unfortunately this ended our 11- win streak.”
Alar Varrak: “We played a good game and I’m glad we didn’t break down at the end. I’m extra happy we managed to beat one of the top teams in Europe! “