Unics Kazan and Lokomotiv Kuban start semifinal duel in VTB United League.
Unics Kazan hosts Lokomotiv Kuban in an all-Russian semifinal showdown in the VTB United League on Wednesday.
Unics was given an automatic semifinal berth after topping Group A with a 14-2 record.
Unics is coming off a 72-62 victory over Spartak Primorie Vladivostok in the Russian League. The club's top players are Terrell Lyday and Henry Domercant. Backing them up are Kelly McCarty and Vladimir Veremeenko.
It was a tougher journey for Lokomotiv, which went through the playoffs and quarterfinal to reach the last four.
They first eliminated Zalgiris before ousting Spartak St Petersburg in the quarterfinal. It's quite a feat for Lokomotiv, which placed only fourth in Group B.
Jeremiah Massey and Sergey Bykov are back to lead the team. Also out to step up are KC Rivers and Ali Traore.
Unics and Lokomotiv met in the Russian League last April 24 with the Kazan team posting a 101-75 victory.