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Yelevich estimated the chances of Lokomotiv-Kuban to become the champion of the VTB United League

MOSCOW, May 1, Svetlana Bonopartova. If the Krasnodar Lokomotiv “Kuban” will continue to demonstrate the same strong game, they have a chance to win the championship title of the VTB United League, said the former head coach of the Russian national basketball team Sergei Elevich.
On Monday Lokomotiv Kuban beat CSKA in overtime in the seventh match of the VTB United League semi-final playoff series and advanced to the final of the tournament. Krasnodar's opponent in the final will be determined on Tuesday in the match between UNICS Kazan and Zenit, the score in the series is 3-3.
“Of course, no one expected this, but considering how Lokomotiv played and what will to win it showed, everything turned out well deserved. Very good team, and most importantly, I saw Russian players who made the result for this team. Most of all, I am glad that we were looking for these players and were able to find them. Yes, we found them thanks to the pandemic, sanctions, but now we will develop our basketball, which will show that we can also work and win,” said Elevich.
“I'm very happy for Lokomotiv. Moreover, it's almost impossible to win two games against CSKA on their field. Of course, the fact that (Nikola) Milutinov could not get the form that gave “I wish CSKA had the opportunity to play at full strength. But in any case, we saw the kind of basketball that I personally wanted to see. Lokomotiv have a very good chance of winning the final. If they play like this, I'm sure they will become champions,” – added the interlocutor of the agency.


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