CSKA lost in St.Petersburg once again

21.01.2006
Theodoros Papaloukas (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA lost in St.Petersburg - in the city where the first loss of the Army club this season happened. CSKA was leading 11 points in the second quarter, but Dynamo answered with a hurtful comeback in the second half. JR Holden had a chance to become a hero of the game but his 3-pointer on the last seconds wasn't succesful.

Dynamo St.Petersburg - CSKA: 62-61

Quick facts about the game:

From St.Petersburg to St.Petersburg: CSKA was unbeaten in Superleague during nearly 3 months since the away loss to Spartak on the 26th of October

61 the lowest number of points scored by CSKA in all the official games

7 the lowest number of points scored by CSKA in one quarter in all the official games

CSKAs 3-Pt shooting percentage was 18 (4-22). It is a repeat of the CSKA lowest 3-Pt shooting percentage in all the official games this season

David Andersen made 4 assists. It is a single player's high in CSKA this season in all the official games

Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach

- Its hard to speak after the loss in a game where your team was leading during 39 minutes 50 seconds. We made too many mistakes at the decisive moment during the last attack. Everything was OK at first. In the second quarter we couldnt count on our big men who got many fouls at the beginning of the game, but guards and forwards managed to read the game quite well. It gave us a certain advantage after the first half. In the third quarter I decided to use again our centers who were good on boards and collected some rebounds. But our offence wasnt at the required level. We didnt manage to make decisions that could steadily bring us points. And three last minutes showed this problem best of all. Now we need to understand what is going on in the team, why we cant win at the moment when everything depends on the last decisive attacks.
Photos
Theodoros Papaloukas (photo M. Serbin)
David Andersen 16 points + 5 rebounds (photo M. Serbin)
Trajan Langdon (photo M. Serbin)
David Vanterpool 9 points + 8 rebounds (photo M. Serbin)
Sergey Panov (photo M. Serbin)
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin)
Alexey Savrasenko vs Ognjen Askrabic (photo M. Serbin)
Zakhar Pashutin (photo M. Serbin)
Nikita Kurbanov vs Kelly Ma arty (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA (photo M. Serbin)
Ettore Messina (photo M. Serbin)