Zvezda returned to winning ways by downing UNICS 77-84 in comeback fashion on the road. Zvezda improved its record to 9-14 while UNICS dropped to 13-11 and seventh place with its fourth loss in five games. UNICS had its biggest lead, 65-56, in the last minute of the third quarter, after which Zvezda outscored the hosts 12-28.
Zvezda rallies for 77-84 road win at UNICS
Nikola Kalinic paced the winners with 20 points and Nate Wolters added Mario Hezonja led UNICS with 18 points. Marco Spissu added 17 and John Brown 13. Aaron White and Nikola Kalinic joined Ognjen Dobric in giving Zvezda an early double-digit margin, 11-22. Spissu rescued UNICS with 3 consecutive three-pointers as the hosts soon took their first lead, 31-29. Austin Hollins and Kalinic stepped up for Zvezda but Spissu tied the game on a buzzer-beater, 43-43, at halftime. Tonye Jekiri and Andrey Vorontsevich pushed UNICS to a 65-56 advantage late in the third quarter. Stefan Markovic and Kalinic led the Zvezda comeback while Wolters and Hollins each hit a triple to give the guests a 71-78 edge with 3 minutes left, enough to control the game in crunch time.
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Magic Moment: Kalinic's coast-to-coast dunk!
Magic Moment: Larkin sinks a huge three!
Magic Moment: Petrusev throws it down!
Magic Moment: Cavanaugh forces overtime
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Magic Moment: Save and assist by Davidovac
Magic Moment: Dobric slashes and slams
Magic Moment: Nebo finishes the alley-oop
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Magic Moment: Hollins goes all the way!
Nikola Kalinic, Zvezda: 'Chess helped me improve my offensive game'
Focus on: Nate Wolters, Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
Spalding Dunk of the Night: Lazarevic super-dunk!
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Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv | Highlights | Round 29
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Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz | Highlights | Round 28
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade v Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Highlights | Round 19
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs Crevna Zvezda mts Belgrade | Highlights | Round 27
AS Monaco vs UNICS Kazan | Highlights | Round 20
2021-22 EuroLeague MVP candidate: Lorenzo Brown
2021-22 Best Defender Candidate: John Brown, UNICS Kazan
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Zalgiris Kaunas - UNICS Kazan - Highlights - Round 25
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade - AS Monaco - Highlights - Round 25
ALBA Berlin v UNICS Kazan - Highlights - Round 24
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade v AX Armani Exchange Milan - Highlights - Round 24
UNICS Kazan v CSKA Moscow - Round 23 - Highlights
Olympiacos Piraeus v Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade - Round 23 - Highlights
Real Madrid v UNICS Kazan - Round 19 - Highlights
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne v Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade - Round 22 - Highlights
UNICS Kazan v FC Barcelona - Round 22 - Highlights
Austin Hollins, Zvezda: 'You can't stop everybody'
Lookback: Zenit returns to Nikolic Hall
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade v Zenit St Petersburg - Round 18 - Highlights
UNICS Kazan v Anadolu Efes Istanbul - Round 18 - Highlights
FC Barcelona v UNICS Kazan - Round 17 - Highlights
Anadolu Efes Istanbul v Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade - Round 17 - Highlights
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade v FC Bayern Munich - Round 16 - Highlights
UNICS Kazan v Zalgiris Kaunas - Round 16 - Highlights
Spalding Dunk of the Night: Hammer time for Super-Mario Hezonja!
CSKA Moscow v UNICS Kazan - Round 15 - Highlights
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade v FC Barcelona - Round 15 - Highlights
Spalding Dunk of the Night: Super Mario dunk!
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv v UNICS Kazan - Round 14 - Highlights
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade v Olympiacos Piraeus - Round 14 - Highlights
Mario Hezonja, UNICS: 'The perfect situation'
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UNICS Kazan v Olympiacos Piraeus - Round 13 - Highlights
White got Zvezda going with 4 quick points, including an alley-oop slam. Nate Wolters added a floater and Mitrovic hit a jump-hook to make UNICS call timeout at 0-9. Viacheslav Zaitcev struck from downtown and Andrey Vorontsevich matched Kalinic's jumper with a layup to calm the hosts. Zaitcev kept pacing UNICS and John Brown banked in a close shot for a 9-11 deficit. Kalinic buried a baseline jumper, igniting a 0-6 run that Dobric capped with a fastbreak layup off a steal. Jarrell Brantley and Ognjen Kuzmic traded layups, then Dobric buried a three-pointer that made it a double-digit game, 11-22, after 10 minutes.
Spissu struck twice from beyond the arc early in the second quarter and followed O.J. Mayo's jumper with a corner triple to get UNICS as close as 22-26. Wolters and Hezonja traded triples, then Mayo downed a mid-range shot for a 27-29 score. Hezonja took over with a driving layup and Jekiri's jumper gave UNICS its first lead, 31-29. Wolters hit a close shot and Hollins fired in a three-pointer and Kalinic added a layup-plus-foul to make Zvezda regain a 33-39 edge. Brown bettered Mitrovic's with a three-point play and Hezonja fired in a three-pointer that got the hosts within 40-43. Spissu sank his fourth bomb from downtown to tie the game, 43-43, at halftime.
Dmitrii Uzinskii took over with an up-and-under layup for UNICS soon after the break. Hezonja hit a jumper and Brown added a wild three-point play but Wolters kept Zvezda within 50-47. Kalinic nailed a close shot and Wolters erased Jekiri's layup with a floater. Brown followed a fastbreak slam with a layup in transition, then Hezonja swished a turnaround jumper that made it 58-53. Dejan Davidovac sank a triple for Zvezda, but Jekiri and Vorontsevich fueled a 7-0 run that boosted UNICS's lead to 65-56. Markovic struck from beyond the arc and Mitrovic added a fastbreak layup in a 0-7 run that gave Zvezda hope, 65-63 after 30 minutes.
Mitrovic scored again early in the fourth quarter and Kalinic added a one-handed jumper in the lane for a 65-67 Zvezda lead. Spissu fired again from downtown for UNICS, while Mitrovic answered with a jump hook. Mayo banked in a jumper for another lead change, 70-69, but when Kalinic nailed one three-pointer and fed Wolters for another, Zvezda was in front 71-75 and UNICS took a timeout. Next, Hollins and Hezonja exchanged bombs from downtown, then Kalinic buried a jumper that gave Zvezda a 74-80 margin with 2 minutes left. UNICS struggled to score when it mattered most and Wolters's driving layup sealed the outcome in the final minutes.