PARMA beat Astana at home – 82:64 (23:15, 19:18, 20:13, 20:18).
PARMA started the game confidently. 10 points by B.J. Johnson helped the Perm team get an early lead – 23:15. In the second quarter, Carvel Anderson three-pointers and Devin Davis play in the paint cut Astana lead to 4 points.
The Kazakh team attempted comeback was stopped by Johnson. The forward restored a comfortable lead for PARMA by the halftime – 42:33.
The third quarter was decisive. Astana had serious problems on offense making only 6 shots in the quarter. The Kazakh team still couldn’t stop Johnson and Isaiah Reese. The American duo brought their team 17 points in 10 minutes, giving PARMA an impressive 18-point lead in the final quarter.
At the start of the final quarter, Royce Hamm got his 5th foul and went to the bench. Astana couldn’t turn the game aroundd. The Perm team took the win with spectacular dunks series.
B.J. Johnson’s performance played a decisive role in the Perm team win. The forward set a new season-high in efficiency – 42, surpassing Xavier Rathan-Mayes from Enisey (41). The American also scored 36 points, the best scoring game of his career.
2 PARMA players had double-doubles in today’s game. Isaiah Reese scored 15 points and had 11 assists, while Richard Solomon added 10 rebounds to his 10 points.
PARMA: B.J. Johnson (36 + 5 rebounds), Isaiah Reese (15 + 11 assists), Aleksandr Platunov (11), Richard Solomon (10 + 10 rebounds).
Astana: Devin Davis (16 + 8 rebounds), Carvel Anderson (15), Markell Johnson (10 + 8 assists).
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