We dont run away from the fight

25.10.2017
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
De Colo was ejected in the second quarter but our team did not lot the tempo and went all the way to confident victory over Panathinaikos.

CSKA vs. Panathinaikos Athens: 81-63 (+18)


CSKA: De Colo (4), Fridzon (2), Westermann (5 + 4 as), Rodriguez (25 + 9 as + 3 to), Vorontsevich (2), Clyburn (7 + 7 rb), Higgins (9 + 4 pf), Khryapa (2), Kurbanov (2 + 5 rb + 2 bs), Hines (21 + 4 rb + 4 st), Hunter (2 + 5 rb)

Panathinaikos: Singleton (10 + 6 rb), Rivers (17 + 4 rb + 4 pf), Lekavicius (9 + 4 rb), Gabriel (3 rb), Auguste (8 + 4 rb + 4 pf), Lojeski (6 + 3 rb), Calathes (7 + 4 as + 4 to), Antetokounmpo (6 + 6 rb)




Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
I would like to give my congratulations to my team. Our mindset was crystal clear at both ends, and especially defensively we were focussed, determined and had good communication. We managed to take out a great player and creator, Calathes, and thats a key point for me. We had the wrong attitude in Madrid, but for sure that game helped us watching the film and realising where we could play better. Now we have to stay healthy and stay together because we are a new team, but today we found other ways to score without Nando. We have seen a totally different picture of our team from our last EuroLeague game. We had a different approach on offense and defense, and holding a great team to 63 points shows that defense was the key.


Photos
Sergio Rodriguez (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Will Clyburn (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Leo Westermann (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Nando De Colo (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Vitaly Fridzon (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Victor Khryapa (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Othello Hunter (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Dimitris 	Itoudis (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA fans (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
CSKA dance team (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Will Clyburn and Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kyle Hines (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Sergio Rodriguez (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Pre-game show (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Victor Khryapa (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA dance team (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
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