CSKA qualificated to Russian Cup Final Four

Zakhar Pashutin (photo M. Serbin)
The result of the second Cup game against Sibirtelekom Novosibirsk did not become a surprise. After equal first quarter, army team get the initiative in the second and won this beautiful game with many effect shots.

CSKA - Sibirtelekom: 114-76

Marcus Brown was the foreigner who this time missed the game against the club from Novosibirsk.
Zakhar Pashutin becamу the best sniper and scored 19 points in the game, David Andersen added 18. Every CSKA player who was in the line up for the game spend no less than 8 minutes on the court including young Vassily Zavoruev who was in the starting five of CSKA for the first time in his career. SibirTeleсom good started in the early beginning but after the first quarter lose the initiative.

The head coach of CSKA Dusan Ivkovic:

I want to congratulate my players who participated to Russian Cup Final Four. Sibirtelekom started good, but in other 3 quarter my team was absolutely dominate. I respect very much Sibirtelekom with 2 very experienced players Grachev and Makshancev. I want to thank them again. They agreed to hold both games in Moscow due of our tough schedule. Now we need to continue our preparation to the key game against Real Madrid.

The head coach of Sibirtelekom Viktor Kukharenko:

This game was like the first Cup game. We started good, it was equal fight, but then CSKA get the initiative and started to grow their advantage very fats with every minute. I think that for my team it is very good lessons and practice - to play 4 games against one of the strongest teams in Europe in one season. That is why today I get more playing time for our young players.

Theodoros Papaloukas (photo M. Serbin)
Zakhar Pashutin (photo M. Serbin)
David Andersen (photo M. Serbin)
Alexey Savrasenko (photo M. Serbin)
Sergey Monya (photo M. Serbin)
Demos Dikoudis (photo M. Serbin)
Antonio Granger (photo M. Serbin)
Sergey Panov (photo M. Serbin)
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin)
Vasiliy Zavoruev (photo M. Serbin)
Martin Muursepp (photo M. Serbin)
Dusan Ivkovic (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA dance team (photo M. Serbin)