In the final of UMMC Cup last year's title game repeated itself in terms of the participants, which was also identical to that of last season's Euroleague final. Our team was ahead in the first half, but in the end the hosts have deservedly taken the cup back from us.
The game began nicely against the Euroleague champions. Even though they did not have their international players at hand because of the World Cup, their team featured most of the Russian national team. We were abe to not only keep up with them, but sometimes we were also ahead of them by a few points. After the break Musina and the others took it up a notch and got away from us. In the final quarter we came back on their necks at 56-50, but they shook themselves and protected their lead that stagnated around 10 points by being calm and determined on offense.