Chacho is stronger than chacha

29.12.2017
Will Clyburn (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
The Army Men showed character in traditionally tough game at Vitoria. CSKA finished the year and EuroLeague regular season first leg with a victory.

Baskonia Vitoria vs. CSKA: 81-90 (+9)


Baskonia: Timma (17 + 5 rb + 4 pf), Voigtmann (7 + 3 rb), Huertas (7), Beaubois (13 + 3 st), Janning (3), Granger (3 + 3 to), Poirier (9 + 7 rb + 3 bs), Jones (2), Shengelia (20 + 13 rb)

CSKA: De Colo (11 + 3 rb + 3 to), Rodriguez (25 + 6 rb + 8 as), Vorontsevich (6 + 4 rb), Clyburn (20 + 6 rb + 4 to), Higgins (9), Kurbanov (2 + 4 pf), Hines (7 + 4 rb), Hunter (10)



Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
Our defensive stops were key, but not from the beginning because we had a bad start. We had to shake it up a little bit and find the right chemistry, and we came back very soon. The players realised we had to play more physical and more aggressive at both ends. Our defense in the second and fourth quarters contained a very physical and aggressive team, and a win is a win in this marathon. Were approaching the second leg of EuroLeague being humble and dedicated. Were in first spot but weve only had 15 games. Were happy to be first but we have to work hard and be better with every practise. We know there are a lot of quality teams out there from 1 to 16, with pride, quality and the desire to play in the highest competition in Europe. We are humble, were going to work and see what we have, but we have tough games ahead of us.



Photos
Sergio Rodriguez (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nando De Colo (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Will Clyburn (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA fans (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Othello Hunter (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Semen Antonov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nando De Colo (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Sergio Rodriguez and Othello Hunter (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Othello Hunter (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Will Clyburn (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Vitaly Fridzon (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nando De Colo (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
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