Knock-out in the third round

Sergio Rodriguez and Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin,
Our team made 7 threes in the third quarter and routed Baskonia in the EuroLeague quarterfinals Game 1.

CSKA vs. Baskonia Vitoria: 94-68 (+26)

CSKA: Rodriguez (19 + 5 as), Clyburn (10 + 6 rb + 2 as + 2 st + 2 bs), Higgins (12 + 3 rb + 2 as + 4 to), Kurbanov (10), Hunter (7 + 5 rb + 2 as) – start; De Colo (11), Bolomboy (3), Peters (4 + 2 st), Ukhov (3), Antonov (DNP), Vorontsevich (3), Hackett (7 + 2 as), Hines (5 + 2 as)…

Baskonia: Vildoza (5 + 2 as + 4 pf), Voigtmann (2 + 5 rb + 5 as + 3 to), Poirier (12 + 5 rb), Garino (4), Shields (17 + 3 rb + 2 as + 5 pf) – start; Gonzalez (DNP), Huertas (5 + 2 as + 3 to + 4 pf), Janning (5), Diop (0), Jones (DNP), Shengelia (6 + 2 st), Hilliard (12 + 4 rb)…

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
First of all, I would like to say congratulations to my players, to my team. This is a playoff series and we are playing against a very tough opponent. We know that it’s tough. We are smart enough to understand that this is the playoffs. We won with a big margin at the end, but we know what kind of a big effort we put in, especially in that third quarter where we outplayed them. It’s the second time that this happened. Recently we played them in the final round of the regular season and in the last quarter, we really played outstanding defense where we gave up only 12 points and scored 27. Today happened a similar thing. Overall I’m happy with the way it went. But we know that it’s just 1-0.

Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin,
Nando De Colo (photo: M. Serbin,
Will Clyburn (photo: M. Serbin,
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin,
Othello Hunter (photo: T. Makeeva,
Daniel Hackett (photo: M. Serbin,
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin,
Alec Peters (photo: M. Serbin,
Ivan Ukhov (photo: M. Serbin,
Joel Bolomboy (photo: M. Serbin,
Dimitris Itoudis (photo: T. Makeeva,
(photo: T. Makeeva,
Sergio Rodriguez (photo: M. Serbin,
CSKA fans (photo: T. Makeeva,
CSKA dance team (photo: M. Serbin,
Cory Higgins (photo: T. Makeeva,
Othello Hunter (photo: T. Makeeva,
(photo: M. Serbin,
Sergio Rodriguez (photo: M. Serbin,
Kyle Hines (photo: T. Makeeva,
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: T. Makeeva,
CSKA dance team (photo: M. Serbin,
Sergio Rodriguez (photo: M. Serbin,
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