Kyiv hosted the Match of the Stars of the Super League Pari-Match 2020
On February 1, 2015, the Pari-Match Super League Stars Match took place in Kyiv. In addition to the match, traditional contests were held within the framework of the star event — skill, three-point and dunks.
For the first time in history, the winners of the competitions were exclusively Ukrainian basketball players. Fc Mykolaiv defender Maksym Lutsenko won the skill contest, which was ahead of Bruce Messi of Odessa in the final round.
In the competition of snipers – a three-point competition – the victory was made by the forward "Kyiv-Basquet" and the national team of Ukraine Maxim Pustozvonov, who in a fierce struggle won again Bruce Macy from "Odessa".
In the decisive round of the dunk contest, the fans were also waiting for the confrontation between Ukraine and the United States. FC Kyiv-Basquet forward Pavel Krutous overcame Nikolaev defender Quentin Peterson in a spectacular dunk.
The main event — the Match of the Stars — was held in the traditional format of the ukrainian teams' game against the Legion and here legionnaires took theirs, winning a spectacular match with a score of 126:119. The most valuable player of the Match was recognized as the defender of "Dnipro" Henry Dugat, in the team of Ukraine the most effective with 22 points in the asset was the favorite of the local public Maxim Pustozvonov.
The star-studded event has traditionally gathered a hall and the first All Star in Kiev in the last 8 years has become a real decoration of the regular Super League Championship Pari-Match, which returns after a pause as early as next week.
"The Match of the Stars of the Super League Pari-Match is a new, but already successful tradition of Ukrainian basketball. Today we saw a show of European quality and the more pleasant TM Parimatch to support such endeavors. We believe that the completed grandstands in Kiev are worthy of confirmation that such sporting events should become more not only in basketball, but also in other sports", said Vadim Misyura, representative of TM Parimatch.
In addition to the game and competitions, fans gathered in the stands of the Palace of Sports witnessed a spectacular show, including a performance of Barjort Dunkers dunkers, various contests and flash mobs, as well as performances by popular artists — the headliner of the Music Program of the Match of the Stars was Gaitan.
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