The Volga derby will have a big impact on the final standings.
Nizhny Novgorod Russia – Avtodor Russia
Time: 7:00 PM (7:00 MSK)
Place: Sports Palace, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
TV: Match! Nash Sport, VTB-League.com
Nizhny Novgorod: Thanks to a statement win over Zenit, Nizhny Novgorod is on the verge of clinching a spot in the postseason. But the club needs one more win to make sure, either home vs. Avtodor tonight or home vs. Lokomotiv-Kuban on Saturday. Avtodor has been on a roll and Coty Clarke is one of the most dangerous players in the League. But Nizhny has more at stake. Zoran Lukic will have an easy time motivating his men for this game. Plus, Avtodor has never won in Nizhny Novgorod in four tries.
Avtodor: Evgeny Pashutin’s men moved into 5th place thanks to the win vs. Khimki, but could quickly drop with a loss. They want this game in Nizhny Novgorod. The team is playing well behind Coty Clarke and Justin Robinson. Saratov already defeated Nizhny once this season (84-75), leading by as much as 18 points in the game. It’s time to make history: Avtodor has never finished higher than 6th in the League.