Credit: VTB League
Credit VTB League

Errick McCollum scored 38 career-high points in the VTB League game between his team, Lokomotiv Kuban, and Belarussian side Tsmoki Minsk, registering the 8th-best performance in the league's history and the best among all players of the Krasnodar team.

Loko won the game 92-87 (19-18, 20-15, 28-21, 25-33), while the 33-year-old guard combined his scoring input with 8 assists and 43 PIR points.

Jonathan Motley had 19 and 9 rebounds, whereas Darius Thompson poured in 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists) for Pashutin's team.

On the other end, Tsmoki Minsk saw Angelo Warner lead with 29 points, 6 rebounds plus 6 assists, followed by Evgeny Belyankov (15 points, 7 rebounds).

The first half was held at a high pace since the teams willingly ran into fast breaks. Loko quickly recovered after an unsuccessful start and, thanks to the efforts of Eric McCollum, who scored 17 points in the first half, took the lead.

By the big break, the scoreboard read 39-33 in favor of the red-green. After the resumption of the game, Loko's long-range artillery turned on: Stanton Kidd scored three times from a distance, supported twice by McCollum.

Kuban took control of the game, and despite Tsmoki fighting to the end, the visitors suffered their second defeat. In contrast, that was Loko's first domestic win.

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