We lost the coach but won the game

10.11.2019
Mike James (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Our team defeated Lokomotiv-Kuban in the emotion-filled game.

CSKA vs. Lokomotiv Krasnodar: 81-72 (+9)


CSKA: James (22 + 4 rb + 4 as + 6 to), Vorontsevich (10 + 7 rb + 2 as), Koufos (7 + 9 rb), Hilliard (10 + 6 rb + 3 as), Kurbanov (6 + 5 rb + 2 as) start; Khomenko (DNP), Ukhov (4 rb + 2 as), Antonov (0), Strelnieks (11 + 2 as), Voigtmann (5 + 3 rb + 2 st), Lopatin (DNP), Hines (10 + 3 rb + 2 as)

Lokomotiv: Dekker (6 + 4 rb), Cummings (19 + 3 as + 2 st + 3 to), Ivlev (4 + 4 pf), Kulagin (7 + 9 rb + 5 as), OBryant (12 + 3 as + 4 pf) start; Motovilov (0), Kalnietis (15 + 3 rb + 2 as), Ilnitskiy (7), Williams (2 + 3 rb + 2 bs), Popov (DNP), Dolinin (DNP), Gerasimov (DNP)




Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
Congratulations to the team, assistant coaches, everybody who had my back. We showed toughness, we played against a very good opponent, they are ambitious and decisive to grab the win here. Still we were better for most of the game and deserved to win. Unfortunately, we have to talk about this situation that need to be investigated, it requires the attention of lawyers, sports or in general. At the moment I was talking to the Vice President of the club, I did not refer to the referees on the second technical foul. I dont know where he found a right to call it. I was asking why nobody answered. It needs to be addressed to the lawyers, because it was a call against the image of the club, against the image of the head coach.

Andreas Pistiolis, CSKA assistant coach:
Congratulations to our players, it was tough for them because it was a back-to-back games. Unfortunately, I have to be here because coach Itoudis was ejected for talking to miss Furaeva during the game. It was important for us because we won the battle for rebounds, thats the first thing we prepared for. Our players really executed our defensive game plan even though we did not have enough time to prepare. In the end, it was the battle that players won, it was a win against very good opponent. We move forward and prepare for next game against Fenerbahce that is really important for us.


Photos
Janis Strelnieks (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Darrun Hilliard (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Dimitris Itoudis (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kosta Koufos (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Semen Antonov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Ivan Ukhov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Johannes Voigtmann (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Mariya Vilkova (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Dimitris Itoudis and Mike James (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov and Andreas Pistiolis (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
CSKA (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Mike James (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Janis Strelnieks (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Darrun Hilliard (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kyle Hines (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
CSKA dance team (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Ivan Ukhov (photo: T. Makeeva, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich and Kosta Koufos (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
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