Looking like ourselves

13.02.2015
Milos Teodosic (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Our team gave some hope to European opponents in previous games but we did not leave any chance to the leader of Italian League in the last game of the Top 16 first leg.

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 cant afford to do that. On the other side we had 21 assist, thats 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. Its just half of Top 16, it is marathon, not sprint, so I like where we are so far. Were doing the right things. And special thanks to our fans! The crowd was great today, were 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.


Photos
Nando De Colo (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Sonny Weems (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Vitaly Fridzon (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Alexander  Kaun (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kyle Hines (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Demetris Nichols (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Manuchar Markoishvili (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Dimitris 	Itoudis (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Anna Reznitskaya (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Milos Teodosic (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nando De Colo (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
(photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Alexander  Kaun (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
(photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
(photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Demetris Nichols (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Sonny Weems (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
(photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Vitaly Fridzon (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA fans  (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Alexander  Kaun (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
CSKA dance team (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)