With almost no threes

09.01.2019
Nando De Colo (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
By playing defense and attacking the paint our team overcame long-range struggles to take confident win over Darussafaka.

Darussafaka Istanbul vs. CSKA: 65-80 (+15)


Darussafaka: Kidd (1 + 5 rb), Douglas (4 + 2 as + 3 st + 3 to), Diebler (8), Evans (8 + 7 rb), Eric (7 + 4 rb + 3 to) start; Ozmizrak (13 + 4 rb + 4 pf), Baygul (7), Kosut (2 + 2 bs + 3 to), Demir (2), Ozdemiroglu (3), Savas (5), Peiners (5 + 3 as)

CSKA: Peters (2 + 4 rb + 2 as), Rodriguez (11 + 6 as + 2 st + 4 pf), Higgins (13 + 2 as + 2 st), Kurbanov (4 + 4 rb + 2 as + 4 pf), Hunter (10 + 4 rb + 2 st) start; De Colo (17), Bolomboy (0), Vorontsevich (2), Clyburn (10 + 7 rb + 2 st), Hackett (7 + 3 as), Kulagin (0), Hines (4 + 3 rb + 2 as)




Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
That [14.3% three-point shooting] doesn’t happen often with us, but if you take a look at our two-point percentages, we shot almost 70%, so the game was there. They were playing very aggressive, so we have to find ways to punish this aggressivity on their defense. We also forced 16 turnovers on their home and defensively, we kept them below 19 points in each and every quarter. They never scored 20 and that is also important. It was important for my team to show character at the defensive end. We have changed a lot of things and especially, my players deserve to be congratulated because they did fight for each and every possession like it is the last, and this is what is going to keep us on track.


Photos
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Sergio Rodriguez (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Will Clyburn (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Othello Hunter (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Daniel Hackett (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Alec Peters (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Joel Bolomboy (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Mikhail Kulagin (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Dimitris 	Itoudis (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nando De Colo (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Othello Hunter (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Will Clyburn (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Sergio Rodriguez (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
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DARUSSAFAKA - CSKA. Report

Author: CSKAbasket.TV

Duration: 04:53