19 September, 2017
06 May, 2018
null Artem Komissarov (RUS)
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Enisey Krasnoyarsk stop the rot with home win over UNET Holon

KRASNOYARSK (Basketball Champions League) - Enisey Krasnoyarsk beat UNET Holon 98-93 on Wednesday to clinch their first triumph in the Basketball Champions League since October 31.

Artem Komissarov and Denis Zakharov caught fire from 3-point range as Enisey snapped a seven-game losing skid.

UNET Holon lost but nevertheless gained an important victory. In losing by 5 points, the Israeli team has a +1 goal differential in their two meetings with Enisey and will finish higher in the standings if they are the only two sides to finish with identical records.

That could prove vital when it comes to determining which eight non-Play-off teams in the Basketball Champions League enter the Second Round of the FIBA Europe Cup. The Israeli club won the first game against Enisey on November 7, 81-75.

"Of course we would have liked to have won by more points to get in front of them in the league table," Enisey coach Oleg Okulov said, "but nevertheless we continue to work and continue playing hard and try to win the remaining games."

The visitors, playing without injured Joe Alexander, lost Gameday 7 MVP winner Corey Walden on a drive to the basket early against Enisey. Walden lost his balance after contact with a defender and fell to the floor. He had to be helped to the bench.

"I do believe we got a little lucky that key Alexander and Walden, who got injured in the first quarter, were missing for Holon because they are very strong and important players in their system of attack," Okulov said.

What Holon probably were not expecting was that not only did Komissarov start but he poured in 18 points, including a 4 of 7 effort from 3-point range.

Zakharov was even more lethal from deep, hitting 5 of 8 shots and scoring 17 points.

It had seemed that Terrell Holloway might provide enough inspiration for the visitors to win as he poured in a season-high 30 points and handed out 10 assists.

Holloway connected from 3-point range with 1:54 remaining to knot the contest at 88-88. Zakharov replied with one of his 3-balls to move Enisey back on top before Zabian Dowdell sank a pair of free-throws. The Russians were an impressive 21 of 27 at the charity stripe.

Holloway then struck with his last 3-pointer to close the gap to 93-91, only for Suleiman Braimoh to make his second 3-pointer for Enisey for a 5-point lead.

Enisey then fouled Holon in the hope they would miss free-throws but Holloway sank two to make it 96-93.

The hosts rushed down the court and Gleb Goldyrev launched a 3-pointer but was off target. Braimoh added a basket right before the end for the final score.