UNICS Kazan features came into Tuesday night's game featuring five players averaging in double figures in scoring. And after Errick McCollum's big game against Rytas Vilnius, he became the sixth. McCollum stepped to the fore with 18 fourth-quarter points and 26 overall to lead UNICS to an 81-87 victory.
McCollum's season-best effort saw him make 8 of 10 two-point shots, 1 of 3 three-pointers and all 7 of his free throws to go with 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal for a performance index rating of 28. With UNICS trailing 74-72 midway through the fourth quarter, McCollum pulled out a full array of scoring moves to amass 9 points in the decisive 5-15 run to decide the game.
His 26 points were well over his previous best performance this season of 15 points against Fiat Turin in Round 3 and his most since McCollum scored 30 for Galatasaray Istanbul against another Lithuanian side, Neptunas Klaipeda, in November 2015.