CSKA vs. EA7 Milan: 97-75 (+22)
CSKA: De Colo (18 + 4 rb + 7 as + 4 st), Teodosic (19 + 5 rb + 6 as + 5 to), Fridzon (13 + 9 rb), Nichols (5 + 6 rb + 2 bs + 4 to), Markoishvili (5), Korobkov (1), Weems (14 + 8 rb + 3 to), Zozulin (1), Vorontsevich (3), Kaun (10 + 4 pf), Hines (8 + 3 rb)…
EA7 Milan: Ragland (18 + 3 to), Brooks (24 + 5 rb + 4 to + 4 pf), Gigli (1), Cerella (6 + 3 st), Melli (10 + 6 rb + 3 st), Kleiza (2 + 4 pf), Hackett (2), Samuels (10 + 3 rb + 3 to + 4 pf), Moss (2 + 3 rb + 4 pf)…
Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
I want to congratulate my team with such desired win. Still we have much things to work on, we played very bad at the start of the third quarter but I like how we played through and found the way to get back on the right track. With all respect to Milan (I think they very good coached team), we gave them too many easy shots. We made 20 turnovers, this is too much, we can’t afford to do that. On the other side we had 21 assist, that’s a good number. Fridzon got 9 boards, Weems – 8, Teo – 5 and De Colo – 4, so our guards grabbed 26 rebounds. This is huge, I like it. It’s just half of Top 16, it is marathon, not sprint, so I like where we are so far. We’re doing the right things. And special thanks to our fans! The crowd was great today, we’re really appreciate it.
Demetris Nichols, CSKA Moscow forward:
The game was good, we did all we needed to do defensively. We worked hard and made good passes, we had some mistakes in the middle part of the game but in the end our team came together and that let us win.
Andrey Vorontsevich, CSKA Moscow forward:
We started the game positively. In the third quarter we played not so good and let Milan score make their shots and start the second half better, we made few turnovers, missed a couple of shots. But after that we started to play team game. We needed to continue playing our basketball. Thanks to our fans, the great atmosphere, they always support us.