Enisey Russia defeated Zielona Gora Poland at home, 109-81 (28-14, 24-17, 33-27, 24-23).
Enisey: John Roberson (25 + 9 ast + 4 stl), DeAngelo Harrison (18 + 5 reb), Martins Meiers (16), Alex Young (12)
Zielona Gora: Markel Starks (15 + 7 ast), Darko Planinic (15), Boris Savovic (15), Gabe DeVoe (13 + 5 reb)
Enisey took control with a dominant 1st half (52-31) en route to a 28-point win at home over Zielona Gora.
John Roberson scored a game-high 25 points on 9-12 shooting to go with nine assists and four steals.
Enisey needed some time to get going. The score was tied at 10-apiece midway through the opening period.
But Krasnoyarsk closed the quarter on an 18-4 run thanks in part to five Zielona Gora turnovers.
The home team added four more points to open the 2nd quarter for a commanding 32-14 lead.
Zielona Gora, perhaps worn out by the long flight and significant time change, never threatened again. The Poles were outscored in each of the four quarters and finished 5-19 from beyond the arc with 21 turnovers.
Enisey improves to 3-5 with the victory, while Zielona Gora falls to 2-4.
+1% – Surprisingly, Enisey only outshot Zielona Gora by 1% from the field (55-54). But the home team took 19 more field-goal attempts (73-54).
Zielona Gora head coach Igor Jovovic: “From the opening minute, Enisey dominated on the court and we can congratulate them on this. This game will be a good lesson for us. Basketball is a game where you need to keep playing, even when not much is working. I’m very disappointed we couldn’t show character, committed a lot of turnovers and essentially gave up. In this league, we can’t compete with a single team giving up this many points and committing this many turnovers. Once again, congratulations to Enisey. I wish the team success this season.”
Enisey head coach Oleg Okulov: “I think a win is a win and the outcome, I think, was a result of Zielona Gora’s tough trip. Our opponent did not play its game. If they were fresher from their travel, the game would have been much more challenging. But I’m not diminishing the efforts of our players. We played with desire and 80% of the time, executed the game plan.”