Enisey Russia defeated Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus on the road, 95-73 (26-22, 22-20, 19-11, 28-20).
Tsmoki-Minsk: Vitali Liutych (17), D.J. Shelton (14 + 9 reb), Darrin Govens (10), Aliaksandr Semianiuk (10)
Enisey: John Roberson (31), D’Angelo Harrison (14 + 6 ast), Alex Young (12 + 6 reb)
Enisey picked up its second win of the season, pulling away in the second half to defeat the Dragons on the road. John Roberson dominated with 31 points, including 7-10 shooting from beyond the arc.
Tsmoki-Minsk desperately needed a win after dropping its first three games of the season at home, but watched its offense go ice-cold in the decisive 3rd quarter en route another defeat.
Enisey limited the home team to 11 points in the 3rd, stretching the lead to 14, 67-53, entering the final period.
The visitors continued to build on the advantage in the final quarter, finishing with 95 points in a comprehensive victory.
35% – Tsmoki-Minsk’s two-point field-goal percentage (15-43). Despite knocking down nine of 20 three-point attempts, the Belarusians’ struggles inside the arc doomed them.
Enisey head coach Oleg Okulov: “The result is on the board. We were well-prepared for this game in Minsk and were able to stop the opposition’s leaders. The first two quarters were hard-fought, but, nonetheless, we held our own on defense and did a good job attacking. The disastrous game against Avtodor probably ticked the guys off and gave them extra energy.”