Collecting upsets

(photo: M. Serbin,
Just another time our team lost while having the win in the pocket. In the last seconds of the Euroleague semifinal game against Maccabi our team gave away 4-point lead and send itself to the third place game.

CSKA vs. Maccabi (Tel Aviv): 67-68 (-1)

CSKA: Teodosic (12 + 6 rb + 4 pf), Micov (4 + 3 rb), Fridzon (6), Jackson (2), Krstic (5 + 4 rb), Weems (6 + 3 rb + 6 as + 3 to), Vorontsevich (3), Kaun (14 + 5 rb + 3 st + 2 bs), Khryapa (9 + 10 rb), Hines (6)…

Maccabi: Rice (13 + 5 rb), Smith (7 + 9 rb), Hickman (10 + 3 rb), Ingles (2), Tyus (10 + 5 rb + 3 bs + 4 pf), Pnini (3 rb), Ohayon (7 + 4 as), Blu (15), Schortsanitis (4)…

Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:
I have not so much to say. It was a very painful loss. We hold the lead for 39 minutes 55 seconds and could not win. For three quarters our team played good, disciplined basketball, we defended, rebounded, passed the ball under the basket, controlled the tempo. In the last quarter we did not do any of this and gave the victory away. We did a lot of mistakes which resulted in the loss.

Sonny Weems (photo: M. Serbin,
Victor Khryapa (photo: M. Serbin,
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin,
Alexander  Kaun (photo: M. Serbin,
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: M. Serbin,
Sonny Weems (photo: M. Serbin,
CSKA fans (photo: M. Serbin,
Aaron Lee Jackson (photo: T. Makeeva,
Kyle Hines and Nenad Krstic (photo: T. Makeeva,
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: T. Makeeva,
Milos Teodosic (photo: M. Serbin,
Ettore Messina (photo: M. Serbin,
Alexander  Kaun (photo: T. Makeeva,
Victor Khryapa and Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: T. Makeeva,
Milos Teodosic (photo: T. Makeeva,
Ettore Messina (photo: M. Serbin,
Vitaly Fridzon (photo: M. Serbin,
Aaron Lee Jackson (photo: M. Serbin,
Nenad Krstic (photo: M. Serbin,
Vladimir Micov (photo: M. Serbin,
Alexander  Kaun (photo: M. Serbin,