The owners of the site had a bad first half of the game, ending in their favour by a margin of "8". Here especially showed himself well Arthur Strelnieks, Francisco Cruz and Janis Berzins.
Some time wapowce had a lead in the third quarter, but gradually began to affect the class of citizens of Kazan. Through the efforts of Keith Langford and Joaquim Colom UNICS took the lead, and in 10 minutes guests turned "-8" in "5" (56:61).
The residents continued persecution of opponents in the last quarter, was very close (61:63, 64:66), but at the end of them is not enough. In the end, UNICS brought the match to victory— 81:69.
For UNICS Kazan, another great match had the best sniper United League-VTB Keith Langford, who brought the team 25 points. At VEF pleased with Janis Berzins, on which account of 17 points and 15 of them he scored with shots from beyond the arc.
The head coach of Riga Janis Gailitis after the game said: "We faced a strong opponent, which we were punished for every mistake. After the break we're a little slowed down, and deprived us of the chance of success".
UNICS won the 20th victory of the season, and WEF 16 suffered defeat in 23 matches. In the standings, the Latvian club occupies the 13th place among 16 teams.
United League VTB. Regular season:
VEF (Riga) — UNICS (Kazan, Russia) 69:81 (18:23, 25:12, 13:26, 13:20)
WEF: J. Berzins 17 5 gears, Bostix 10 5 interceptions, 10 Harrelson 8 rebounds, 10 Mejeris 7 rebounds, Meyers 6 rebounds 8, Cruz 7 6 assists, A. Strelnieks 3, miles 2, Wilde 2 5 rebounds, Yakovich.
UNICS: 25 Langford, Stake 19 9 rebounds 5 assists, Kaimakoglou 15...
9 March. Riga. The Olympic center. 500 spectators.