POAK 70:89 Zenit

Zenit defeated POAK 70:89 and progressed to the last 32 of the Euro Cup.
POAK 70:89 Zenit

At the start of the match, both teams relied on defence but for Zenit it paid off. Zenit scored the first points only in the fourth minute, with the opposition in black and white only on four points themselves. However, the second half things took on a completely different scenario.

The home side went on the attack, but Zenit were able to make them miss under the ring. At the end of the first quarter Zenit started to score points, but they allowed the opponent to score too. 29:19 at the end of the first quarter. However, in the second quarter Zenit were able to find their game. They were much more confident and began to go for three-pointers, with Ryan Tulsona and his comrades leading the way. In the sixth minute of that quarter the score was already 35:35, and Zenit went on to score a number of 3 points with a very high percentage with Tulson scoring freeing with 5 successes from 6 attempts, on the scoreboard at half time the score was 44:50 in favor of Zenit.

From the start of the third quarter Zenit further inflated the pace of the game. The young, fast Greek team could not compete with the blue-white-sky blues and the away team didn't allow their competitive advantage to slip. Zenit acted confidently in defence, which allowed them to go to the last break with an advantage that has been backed up by an incredible three-pointer from Tulsona on the siren the score was 60:67. Zenit confidently started after the interval, taking their lead to 10 then 12 points, and kept that advantage until the end of the game. Winning 70-89.