No answer against Avtodor19-04-2016

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In the final stretch of VTB regular season, Kalev/Cramo faced Avtodor in Saku Suurhall 75:86. Kalev  now has 7 wins from 28 games which means they can’t rise higher than 12th in the league table. Kalev has lost all 4 games to Avtodor during the last 2 seasons.
Avtodor controlled the game from the start, they managed to get off to a 15:5 lead in four minutes, but thanks to Delaš and Arbet’s threes the game was still close after the first quarter. In the second quarter Kalev again struggled in the opening minutes letting the visitors to go on a 7:0 run and the half finished 35:45.

Kalev started the second half well, defense was tight, Arbet made two threes and the deficit got cut down to six points but nothing more. Again Avtodor got a big run, this time 15:2 and after the third the game seemed to be over. But Kalev did not give up, they fought til the end and four minutes before the end the score was 73:77 and Kalev had a chance. Unfortunately their next five possessions couldn’t produce a single point and Avtodor got the win.

Gregor Arbet had 19 points today with Freimanis adding 17, Veideman 11 and King 9 points with 16 rebounds. Kalev also showed good hustle in the offensive rebounding category out-rebounding the opponents 16:9 but couldn’t hit their outside shots as good as they’d liked to (7/31 – 22% against 10/24 – 41%). Paul Stoll had 21 points for Avtodor.

Kalev has now 2 home games left in VTB against Zenit and Minsk Tsmoki.

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