Too much heroics for one week

Nikola Milutinov (photo: M. Serbin,
Our team lacked energy to finish the second game in three days well. ALBA won.

CSKA vs. ALBA Berlin: 88-93 (-5)

CSKA: Bolomboy (5 + 5 rb + 4 bs), Hilliard (8 + 2 as), Hackett (3 + 2 st + 4 pf), Shengelia (9 + 7 rb + 2 as + 3 to), Kurbanov (5 + 3 rb + 3 to) start; Khomenko (DNP), James (27 + 3 rb + 6 as + 5 to), Ukhov (0), Voigtmann (2 + 4 rb), Clyburn (25 + 4 rb + 3 to + 4 pf), Umrikhin (DNP), Milutinov (4)

ALBA: Siva (12 + 4 as + 2 st), Eriksson (13 + 3 st), Fontecchio (20 + 3 rb), Sikma (11 + 9 rb + 5 as + 3 to + 4 pf), Lammers (4 + 3 rb + 2 bs) start; Lo (15 + 3 rb + 2 as), Giffey (9 + 3 rb + 4 pf), Mattisseck (DNP), Schneider (0), Olinde (2), Granger (7 + 5 as)

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
Congratulations to ALBA for the win. Unfortunately it was a very bad night for us. Even though in the first half we shot the ball with the best percentages so far 75% for threes and 64% for twos I went into the locker room telling my players that was not the way to perform because they already had 8 offensive boards and we turned over the ball 8 times. Unfortunately I was proven right. In the second half, we started by shooting 0 of 9 for three and we turned over the ball 11 more times, and we gave them 14 more possessions than we had. I take all the blame for this performance but everybody needs to think seriously about how to communicate better and be more concentrated. We didnt match their energy, we didnt match their enthusiasm. We have not fought enough, and we paid the price.

Mike James (photo: T. Makeeva,
Will Clyburn (photo: M. Serbin,
Tornike Shengelia (photo: M. Serbin,
Darrun Hilliard (photo: T. Makeeva,
Joel Bolomboy (photo: M. Serbin,
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: T. Makeeva,
Nikola Milutinov (photo: T. Makeeva,
Daniel Hackett (photo: M. Serbin,
Johannes Voigtmann (photo: T. Makeeva,
Ivan Ukhov (photo: T. Makeeva,
Dimitris Itoudis (photo: T. Makeeva,
CSKA dance team (photo: M. Serbin,
(photo: T. Makeeva,
Mike James (photo: M. Serbin,
Ivan Ukhov (photo: T. Makeeva,
Joel Bolomboy (photo: T. Makeeva,
CSKA dance team (photo: M. Serbin,
Darrun Hilliard (photo: M. Serbin,
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin,
Mike James (photo: T. Makeeva,
(photo: M. Serbin,
Will Clyburn (photo: M. Serbin,
Nikola Milutinov (photo: T. Makeeva,
Will Clyburn (photo: T. Makeeva,
Dimitris Itoudis and Mike James (photo: M. Serbin,
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