Keeping the lead

18.12.2016
Aaron Jackson (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
In the first part of this seasons Leningradka Derby our team defeated Khimki and remained on the first place in VTB League standings.

CSKA Moscow vs. Khimki Moscow region: 95-79 (+16)


CSKA: D.Kulagin (9), Teodosic (16 + 9 as), Augustine (6 + 5 rb), Fridzon (18 + 3 rb + 4 pf), Jackson (20 + 6 as), Antonov (3), Freeland (4 + 4 pf), Vorontsevich (3), Higgins (12), Kurbanov (7 rb), Hines (4)

Khimki: Pullen (14 + 4 as), Brown (3), Hummel (5 + 6 rb), Zaytsev (8 + 4 pf), Vyaltsev (4), Sokolov (10 + 5 rb), Ilnitskiy (2), Monya (7 + 6 rb), Boungou-Colo (13 + 7 rb), Todorovic (10 + 6 rb + 3 to), Rowland (3 + 5 as)



Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
We were the better team today and played well enough the entire game to win. After the game against Barcelona, there were less than 40 hours and we needed to find energy and focus. Khimki is our rival and an important opponent. Its a strong team with a good coach. In the locker room, we said that we didnt play our best game, but we were hot from the perimeter, moved the ball, and recorded 26 assists to 10 turnovers. At the same time, we didnt do a very good job of making free throws and allowed our opponents to get a lot of offensive rebounds, which indicates we werent at full strength. I understand the players. We have a tough calendar and there are a lot of injuries and sickness. That said, both this season and last season, my first year here, when weve been missing leading players, the team has shown good basketball and won.

Photos
Vitaly Fridzon (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
James Augustine (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Milos Teodosic (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Dmitriy Kulagin (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Joel Freeland (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Victor Khryapa (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Semen Antonov (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Dimitris 	Itoudis (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
CSKA fans (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
(photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Aaron Jackson (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Vitaly Fridzon (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Victor Khryapa (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA dance team (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Aaron Jackson (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
James Augustine (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Milos Teodosic (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Joel Freeland (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA dance team (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Victor Khryapa (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
James Augustine (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
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