We did not want to quit

Sonny Weems (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Our team did not want to say goodbye to the fans in 2013 and sent the game against Neptunas to overtime. Fortunately it ended with the victory as perfect New Year gift.

CSKA vs. Neptunas (Lithuania):90-77 (+13)

CSKA: Teodosic(13+4as+3st+3to), Micov(8+4rb), Fridzon(5), Jackson(3rb+5as), Pargo(7+6as), Krstic(11+3st), Weems(13+4rb+5as), Vorontsevich(5+4rb+4st), Kaun(20+6rb), Khryapa(8+3rb+5pf)

Neptunas: Girdziunas(15+4as+4to+4pf), Sinica(2+4rb+4to+4pf), Eitutavicius(2), Sarakauskas(11+13rb+4pf), Galdikas(5+7rb+5pf), Runkauskas(15), Ulanovas(8+3rb+4to), Vasylius(19+8rb+4pf)

Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:
As we expected, we needed a lot of time to find our rhythm. But the players needed the break to rest during Christmas time so we had to take this risk. Neptunas played great, the team has a number of big men who shoot the ball well and spread the floor, and it is very difficult for us to play against the teams like this. The end of the game was tough, we were lucky that the opponents missed one free throw and let us send the game to overtime. Still we were able to play focused and take the right decisions in the clutch time. I want to congratulate my players as well as all the fans with the win and with all the holidays. My congratulations also to Neptunas which played great basketball game.

Alexander  Kaun (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nenad Krstic (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Milos Teodosic (photo: Y. Kuzmin, cskabasket.com)
Vladimir Micov (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Victor Khryapa (photo: Y. Kuzmin, cskabasket.com)
Jeremy Pargo (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Vitaly Fridzon (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: Y. Kuzmin, cskabasket.com)
Aaron Lee Jackson (photo: Y. Kuzmin, cskabasket.com)
Ettore Messina (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA dance team (photo: Y. Kuzmin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA fans (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Alexander  Kaun (photo: Y. Kuzmin, cskabasket.com)
Nenad Krstic (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Sonny Weems (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Victor Khryapa (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
CSKA dance team (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Aaron Lee Jackson (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Jeremy Pargo (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)