With evident advantage

23.04.2004
CSKA defence (photo M.Serbin)
Lokomotiv had enough assurance to fight against Army team only in the starting quarter. After in only one team stayed on the parquet CSKA. To several second to the final buzzer our advantage was 50 points. Eugeny Voronov by his 3-pointer slightly ruined beautiful score:

CSKA Lokomotiv: 106-59


On the threshold of forthcoming Euroleague Final Four the head coach of CSKA Dusan Ivkovic continued to experiment with the starting squad. This time he put to the parquet Anton Yudin as a small forward. In the early beginning of the game Mirsad Turkcan and Marcus Brown get leadership for our team: 5-0. But after that it was like yesterday game. Lokomotiv took initiative and by Gennady Silantiev and John Tompson forces has fight as equally against CSKA starting five. Only in the end of these 10 minutes Mirsad Turkcan returned advantage to our team: 24-22.

It was likely that coaching staff do not want to see the repeat of yesterday team. CSKA returned to the parquet in the changing look: Papaloukas as playmaker, Khryapa as small forward, Savrasenko as center. In the middle of the quarter Turkcan and Brown went to the bench. Till 3 minutes to the big rest our team made 16-2 spurt. CSKA finished this quarter with advantage in 19 points: 56-37.

This time after getting comfort advantage our team did not stop. Ivkovic put on the parquet all players and all of them scored points. To the start of the last quarter the score was already slashing: 83-46. But in last 10 minutes CSKA continued to attack opponents basket. To several second to the final buzzer our advantage was 50 points. Eugeny Voronov by his 3-pointer slightly ruined beautiful score: 106-59.

This game was last official preparation to Euroleague Final Four. In the semifinal CSKA will play against Maccabi Tel-Aviv, who is closely watch to our games. Yesterday and today several men who are saying that they are journalists from Israel were in Sport Hall Dynamo. On of them shoot the game on camera, others made some notices during the game. And one of them pictured playing schemes which are using by our players during the game

Photos
J.R. Holden (photo M.Serbin)
Ivkovic & Monya (photo M.Serbin)
Theodoros Papaloukas (photo M.Serbin)
Victor Kryapa (photo M.Serbin)
CSKA Dance Team (photo M.Serbin)
Anton Yudin (photo M.Serbin)
Sergey Monya (photo M.Serbin)
Panov vs Sokolov (photo M.Serbin)
Israeli journalist (photo cskabasket.com)
...and his report (photo cskabasket.com)