Another preseason final

21.09.2018
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Our team defeated Bayern Munich and qualified for the final of Zadar International Tournament.

CSKA vs. Bayern Munich: 79-73 (+6)


CSKA: Antonov (8 + 7 rb + 2 st), Higgins (15 + 4 as + 2 st + 5 to), Hackett (3 + 3 as), Kurbanov (6 + 4 pf), Hunter (3 + 5 rb) start; De Colo (4 + 4 as + 3 to), Bolomboy (2), Ukhov (12 + 2 as + 2 st), Rodriguez (3 as), Vorontsevich (10 + 6 rb + 2 st), Lopatin (DNP), Hines (16 + 5 rb)

Bayern: Koponen (10 + 6 as + 4 pf), Lucic (7), Lo (7 + 4 pf), Barthel (5), Booker (21 + 4 rb + 2 as) start; Dangubic (6 + 3 as), Hobbs (2), King (2 + 3 rb), Radosevic (3 + 2 as), Amaize (2), Jovic (8 + 11 rb + 2 as + 5 st + 5 to), Ogunsipe (0)



Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
That was another friendly game, we saw what we wanted to see at this moment. It was a lack of energy, communication and automatism on our side. Our first half was much better than the second one. I will keep our competitiveness as a positive thing, we fought and grabbed the win even though it is not that important right now. I take some good and bad things, we take some ideas of where we can be, what we have to work on. Dont forget that we had two players just coming after their National Team campaigns, they arrived early morning, Chacho had minor injury. This is a reality. Obviously, I am satisfied with the way Ivan Ukhov played, and I said about it in the locker room even though usually I am trying to avoid talking about somebody individually. He got some appreciation from me because I see that after just two practices with the team he has zero fear, he has confidence in what he can do, defensively first of all. His minutes were earned, not just given because he is a newcomer. He played three positions tonight and it was not easy because now we have 55-60 calls, but Ivans adaptation was great.



Photos
Semen Antonov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Ivan Ukhov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nando De Colo (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Daniel Hackett (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Sergio Rodriguez (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Joel Bolomboy (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Dimitris Itoudis and Semen Antonov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Othello Hunter (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nando De Colo (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Semen Antonov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Daniel Hackett (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Joel Bolomboy (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)