The playoffs resumed after the break for EuroLeague as the two finalists returned home to search for more silverware. UMMC welcomed Spartak Moscow back to Ekaterinburg and the champions won 81-58 with Diana Taurasi leading the way again. It was a different story in Orenburg as Nadezhda fell 72-66 to Dynamo Kursk as they could not stop Nneka Ogwumike, putting themselves at risk of not making it to another final. The teams will now hit the road for the next games on Sunday.
April 21, 2016
UMMC vs. Spartak Moscow 81-58 UMMC Taurasi 23 Griner 19/6r Vieru 10 Torrens 10 Nolan 8 Belyakova 6 Lyttle 2/9r SPM Alexander 14/10r Vadeeva 11/10r Kiseleva 11
Nadezhda vs. Dynamo Kursk 66-72 NAD McBride 14/6s Cruz 13/8r Robinson 8 Bonner 1 DYK Ogwumike 25/10r Augustus 13/6r Osipova 8 Jekabsone-Zogota 8 Harding 6/6r
5th Place Playoffs:
The playoffs for fifth place started on Wednesday with the lower placed teams hosting the first games to minimize travel. Dynamo-GUVD beat Chevakata 69-63 in Novosibirsk behind Miah-Marie Langlois. The home team also won the other game as MBA’s balance in Moscow led them past Olga Vorobyeva and Enisey 89-66. The teams will now hit the road for games to be played on Saturday.
April 20, 2016
Dynamo-GUVD vs. Chevakata 69-63 DYG Langlois 23 Komarova 15 CHE Medvedeva 17/8r Jones 15/6r Razheva 10 Paris 2
MBA vs. Enisey 89-66 MBA Gorbacheva 19/7r Sytnyak 18/6r Degtyarskaya 17 Leshovceva 15/6r Kaytukova 11 ENI Vorobyeva 22/6r Hamson 4