Defensive specialists

Nando De Colo (photo: M. Serbin,
Our team again, like in previous EuroLeague game, did not shine on offense but pressed Bamberg on defense and got the win.

CSKA vs. Brose Bamberg: 81-72 (+9)

CSKA: De Colo (20 + 4 as), Fridzon (5), Antonov (9 + 4 pf), Rodriguez (13 + 6 as + 3 to), Vorontsevich (4 pf), Clyburn (6 + 8 rb), Higgins (12 + 3 rb), Kurbanov (2 + 3 rb), Hines (6 + 3 rb), Hunter (8 + 7 rb)…

Brose Bamberg: Hickman (5 + 3 rb + 3 to), Wright (11 + 7 rb), Zisis (9), Nikolic (2), Staiger (8), Lo (10 + 3 rb + 6 as + 4 pf), Rubit (10 + 3 rb), Heckmann (2), Musli (5 + 6 rb), Radosevic (10 + 5 rb)…

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
Congratulations to the team for another win. It is important to collect wins in this marathon. Obviously, it was not one of our best games but we played seriously and were ahead. We had a sloppy start at the beginning, we did not use our fouls well and after that, we managed to control the tempo and reduce their creativity. Therefore, keeping them to 11 points in the second quarter was a key. We forced a lot of turnovers against a team that is not turning the ball over that often – I think they had 16. Overall, it was a win we needed and as I said, it was not our best performance, especially on offense. We could do better but had our moments. We were up 18 twice, but gave up some easy points. I want to say thank you, 7,000 fans came over here to applaud and see the team. We cannot expect to always have a brilliant performance, but it was enough to control the game from the beginning, playing seriously to get the win.

Sergio Rodriguez (photo: M. Serbin,
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin,
Semen Antonov (photo: M. Serbin,
Othello Hunter (photo: T. Makeeva,
Will Clyburn (photo: M. Serbin,
Kyle Hines (photo: T. Makeeva,
Vitaly Fridzon (photo: T. Makeeva,
CSKA fans (photo: M. Serbin,
Anna 	Kuznetsova (photo: M. Serbin,
Dimitris Itoudis and Leo Westermann (photo: T. Makeeva,
(photo: T. Makeeva,
Nando De Colo (photo: T. Makeeva,
Othello Hunter (photo: M. Serbin,
Will Clyburn (photo: M. Serbin,
CSKA fan (photo: T. Makeeva,
CSKA (photo: M. Serbin,
CSKA (photo: M. Serbin,
(photo: M. Serbin,
Nando De Colo (photo: T. Makeeva,
Semen Antonov (photo: M. Serbin,
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin,
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin,
Othello Hunter (photo: M. Serbin,
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