ZEN vs MOS Dream11: We are in the Finals of the Russian Basketball League and two games are already done. CSKA Moscow won the second game against Zenit 82:73 as Alexey Shved piled up 17 points and 8 assists while Nikolina Miltuinov compiled 16 points and 17 rebounds, supported by 19 points by Will Clyburn. Can Zenit at least force a Game 4 or will their hopes be quashed?
Host: Zenit St Petersburg
Visitors: CSKA Moscow
Match Timing: 25 May, @ 10:00 PM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Sibur Arena
Zenit needs to do better
CSKA once again extracted a free-throw advantage over Zenit, shooting 21 in compared to 9 made free-throws by Zenit. On the rebounding end, CSKA extracted a 39:33 rebounding advantage versus Moscow. The Zenit squad did a decent job of shooting from the three-point line, clicking on 14 triples compared to 9 by CSKA Moscow. Can Zenit get a free-throw advantage at least this time around after being outgunned twice in a row.
The CSKA team seems to have more options than Zenit. All the starters scored at least 10 points but the play of inside player Nikola Milutinov has been the most inspirational as he clinched 17 rebounds in the last game and has been an effective option. On the other hand, Zenit received a 20 points boost from Sergey Karasev but no other player even hit the double-digit mark. Can Zenit get more out of others after two poor shooting nights?
NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Center Nikola has been an incredible all-around player and has led the rebounding effort twice. I expect a 15-20 points, 10-14 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Jordan Loyd (ZEN)
Loyd is a strong playmaker but more is needed out of him scoring-wise, shooting just 2/14 in the last game. I believe he will be in 11-17 points and 5-8 assists range.
Casper Ware (MOS)
Casper is an incredible scorer and he has been a strong presence. I expect a 13-18 points range.
Karasev was the only strong scorer for Zenit in the last game. I expect a 12-16 points range here.
Guard Alexey shot 6/15 in the last game and he is an incredible playmaker at times. I expect a 13-19 points, 4-8 assists, and 3-6 rebounds range.
Alexander Polythress (ZEN)
Alexander is a strong rebounder and inside finisher. I believe he will be in 8-14 points and 8-12 rebounds range.
Will was on fire in the last game and I expect a 12-17 points range here.
Jordan will need a big night here. I believe he will be in 8-13 points range.
Antonov can be in 7-11 points range.
Dmitri Kulagin (ZEN)
Kulagin can be in 7-12 points range.
I believe Jonas will be in 6-12 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Andrey Zubkov (ZEN)
Zubkov can be in 4-8 points range.
Kurbanov can be in 2-4 points range.
Billy Baron (ZEN)
Baron can be in 5-9 points range here.
Vitaly Frizdon (ZEN)
Frizdon can be in 3-6 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
PG: C Ware,
SG: J Loyd(PP), V Frizdon, A Shved
SF: S Antonov
PF: J Jerebko, A Zubkov
C: N Milutinov(SP)