VTB SEASON OPENER UNSUCCESSFUL
Lokomotiv-Kuban kept up the pressure coming out of the half, delivering a knockout blow by the middle of the third quarter. Richard Hendrix was the star of the Red-Greens, scoring 7 straight in the paint, to go with some vicious defense. Leading by 17 points and in firm control of the contest, the visitors were able to cruise to victory by a final score of 82-67. Nymburk hopes to rebound on October 8 as they travel to Samara to play Krasnye Krylia.
- Congratulations to our opponent. They deserved a win today and played better. We couldn't play our best basketball against Lokomotiv, largely because of their defense. We couldn't move the ball freely and turned the ball over a lot. As a result, Lokomotiv scored easy baskets on fast breaks. Our other problem was one-on-one defense. We got beat too easily.
- The season is just getting started. We were a little nervous before the game because we weren't completely ready. Plus, we had to travel a lot. We lost the momentum a few times today, but in the end we used our speed advantage. By converting a few easy baskets, we managed to take the game under control and secure the win.