Budivelnyk won the first match of 1/8
Kiev team began the two-round battle with French Nanterre with a victory.
Budivelnyk held the first game of the European basketball Cup playoffs. Because of the unstable situation in the country, Ukrainians held the home match not in Kiev, but in Vilnius. Lithuanians provided Budivelnyk with excellent support. Including due to it champions of Ukraine defeated Nanterre with the score 86:82.
The Lithuanian legionary Darjus Lavrinovic became the most efficient player of the team of Kiev. He scored 28 points, and added 9 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. Ukrainians will try to retain the advantage in 4 points on March 11 in France.