2-1. The series goes on

Marcus Brown (photo M. Serbin)
Although Dynamo was ahead of CSKA for 13 points in the first quarter and for all the game long the maximum lead of the Army club was just 6 points, the Russian champion managed to win the 3rd game of the final series.

Dynamo Moscow vs CSKA: 85-91

Marcus Brown was the best scorer of the game with 27 points. But the American should share the hero of the game award with Martin Muursepp who helped the team in the beginning of the game and finished with 14 points and Sergey Panov who pulled himself together in a very tough moment for CSKA in the 4th quarter.

The game itself was a very spectacular. Both teams showed a basketball of the highest level. And the match with any doubts can be placed among 3 best games in last 3 or 4 years in the Russian league.

The head coach of CSKA Dusan Ivkovic:

- This game was the best in the final serie and one of the best in this season. The game was hold on the high European level. The beginning was not expected, we lose it by 13-0, but then we could recover and change the course of the game. We had many problems in the defense. In the last quarter Dynamo scored three 3-pointers in a row and did not give up until the final buzzer. After this game we have psychological advantage and need to be very concentrated and serious tomorrow. Granger missed this game because I expected tough game in the front line and prefer to use Muursepp and Dikoudis. He is not injured and he will play tomorrow.

The head coach of Dynamo Valery Tikhonenko:

- I am regret very much about this lose. It was very good game with many good and bad moments. Today the key moment of our game were our height players. We were better under the boards. I was surprised about very good game of our team and it is honor for me to work with this players. This year two very strong teams are playing in the final, and after the third game the result is not clear it.

Martin Muursepp (photo M. Serbin)
David Andersen (photo M. Serbin)
Sergey Panov (photo M. Serbin)
Marcus Brown (photo M. Serbin)
Zakhar Pashutin (photo M. Serbin)
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin)
Theodoros Papaloukas (photo M. Serbin)
Alexey Savrasenko (photo M. Serbin)
Sergey Monya (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA fans (photo M. Serbin)