After a strong debut scoring 23 points and grabbing 11 boards for his Russian team Krasnye Krylya Samara in a 98-78 win over Siauliai in Lithuania, San Antonio Spurs forward/center DeJuan Blair have led his team to stay undefeated at the VTB United League Basketball.
Blair followed up his impressive debut effort, with 21 points and seven rebounds in a 98-83 win over Dnipro in the qualifying round and then helped Krasnye Krylya advanced to the VTB regular season by defeating Anwil in the final stage.
Led by Blair, Krasnye Krylya took a 29-26 lead after the first quarter and stretch their lead over Anwil to 55-46 at halftime.
Blair and the Russian squad put the game away in the third quarter, and headed in the fourth quarter with an 81-63 advantage, and eventually won the game in easy fashion 99-79.
The Spurs’ forward who opted to play in Russia during the NBA lockout had another double-double performance with 23 points and 12 rebounds in the victory.
Blair is averaging an impressive, 22.3 points and 10.0 rebounds after three games with his Russian team.
Krasnye Krylya will face another undefeated team Enisey on their next game with both teams already clinching the first two spots.