Avtodor got the third win in a row

Avtodor got the third win in a row

Avtodor beat Astana on the road – 82:62 (20:16, 22:17, 24:13, 21:14).

What’s next
At the start of the game, the Kazakh team struggled to find opportunities and managed to score only 5 points in the first 5 minutes. Avtodor took advantage and took an early lead  – 13:5 .

Jordan Skipper-Brown and Royce Hamm brought the team 10 points. But hosts failed to stop Rayshawn Hammonds. The center made 80% of his shots and scored 12 points, which helped Avtodor hold the lead for a long time.

Still, Milenko Bogicevic team failed to maintain the lead in the first half. Karvel Anderson helped Astana to get a lead by the halftime – 38:37.

Key moment
After the halftime, Anderson continued to score, but the guests increased the lead. At the end of the third quarter, Malik Newman made a three-pointer with a foul and then scored another long-range shot, giving Avtodor a double-digit lead – 61:51.

After the American point made shots, Astana couldn’t organize a comeback. The hosts scored only 6 points in the first 5 minutes of the final quarter. The guests continued to score three-pointers, combine and stop the opponent’s leaders. The Volga teram took the third win in a row.

An important reason for the Volga team win was three-pointers – 52% were made. It’s noteworthy that in the second half Avtodor made 7 long-range shots, while the Kazakh team made only 6 three-pointers during the entire game.

The game over Astana became the first road win in 2024 for the Saratov team. The last time Avtodor was able to winon the road on December 19 in Krasnoyarsk.

Astana: Karvel Anderson (22), Royce Hamm (16 + 6 rebounds).
Avtodor: Dusan Beslac (20), Rayshawn Hammonds (17 + 8 rebounds), Malik Newman (15 + 5 rebounds + 5 assists), Sindarius Thornwell (15 + 5 rebounds).

What’s next
Astana (10-17): March 3 away versus Runa
Avtodor (12-16): March 3 at home against MINSK.