From another league

28.09.2016
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Our team leaft no doubt in the game vs Sichuan Blue Whales, Chinese League champion taking the first win in the Euroleague China Tour.

Sichuan Blue Whales vs. CSKA: 49-92 (+43)


Sichuan: Cai (1), Liu (12), Xu (14 + 4 rb + 4 pf), Zuo (2), Wang (2 + 4 pf), Chen (5 + 3 rb + 4 to), Harris (13 + 7 rb)

CSKA: De Colo (10), Kulagin (4 + 4 rb + 5 as), Augustine (8 + 3 rb), Fridzon (11 + 6 rb), Jackson (5 + 3 rb + 6 as), Antonov (2), Lazarev (10 + 2 bs), Vorontsevich (10 + 6 rb), Higgins (3), Ayres (6 + 4 rb + 5 to), Kulagin (8 + 3 to), Khryapa (4 + 4 rb + 3 to), Kurbanov (11 + 7 rb)



Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
It was obvious that we got into the game very seriously and we respect the game. We always respect the game. We respect what we are representing over here; we represent Euroleague Basketball. Obviously, the opposing team was not at that level right now, because they recently started their preseason. Regarding my team, we tried to share the time. Milos had some injury; thats why he didnt play. The same for Kyle Hines. And unfortunately we had Cory Higgins injured during the game. If Milos feels pain tomorrow, Im not going to dress him in the second game. It depends on the level of pain in his knee.


Photos
Nando De Colo (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Ivan Lazarev (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Vitaly Fridzon (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
James Augustine (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Jeff Ayres (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Aaron Jackson (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Dmitriy Kulagin (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Victor Khryapa (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Mikhail Kulagin (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Semen Antonov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Dimitris 	Itoudis (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
(photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Vitaly Fridzon (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Dmitriy Kulagin (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Aaron Jackson (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Ivan Lazarev (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Jeff Ayres (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Mikhail Kulagin (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)