Nizhniy hold down PARMA

Nizhniy hold down PARMA

Nizhniy Novgorod got a win hosting PARMA 105:99 (22:17, 25:33, 28:22, 30:27).

Top scorers
Nizhniy Novgorod: Chavaughn Lewis (27 + assists), Brandon Brown (20 + 5 assists), Anton Astapkovich (19 + 5 rebounds), Darral Willis (16 + 10 rebounds)
PARMA: Arnett Moultrie (36 + 10 rebounds), Maxim Grigoryev (13), Eigirdas Zukauskas (11), Adas Juskevicius (11), Mareks Mejeris (10)

The first quarter went for Nizhniy: Perm couldn’t unlock the hosts’ defense. However, in the first break, Kazys Maskvytis re-arranged PARMA, and the front line represented by Arnett Moultrie and Eigirdas Zukauskas took over the opponents’ paint. PARMA almost doubled the number of points scored in the second quarter 33 against 17.
Guests were in the lead after the halftime. Moultrie made Nizhniy foul in 3-second zone. But Zoran Lukic made changes to the game and it was the time for Chavaughn Lewis to star. 13 points per quarter helped Nizhniy come back and start the final quarter in the lead 75:72.

Key moment
Nizhniy were dictating the game in the last quarter. Three minutes before the buzzer, the hosts had +7 differential – 94:87. But then Arnett Moultrie came back with 6 points in a row making it a 3-point differential. Guests started pressing, but fouls did not help as Nizhniy was perfect from the free-throw line. PARMA had no time to come back.

Chavaughn Lewis. He was absolutely brilliant in crucial third quarter helping Nizhniy change the game. Arnett Moultrie also deserves a credit with the best record of 36 points scored.

204 points scored in the game. This is the game with the most points in this season.

Photo05/10/2019 Nizhny Novgorod-PARMA 105:99