The first pancake is always lumpy

Zoran Planinic (photo M. Serbin,
Third quarter collapse did not allow CSKA to profit from probably the best game by Zoran Planinic. Lottomatica make the hosts to suffer their first home loss...

CSKA vs. Lottomatica Roma: 69-74

Evgeny Pashutin, CSKA Head Coach:
We could not control the tempo of the game, especially in the third quarter. We talked a lot about the importance to stop Lottomatica fast breaks but we werent able to execute it. Then we changed our defense, began to play more confident, but that was not enough. Langdon is a big loss for us, Vorontsevich and Kaun arent ready to play at full strength, and you remember how important Vorontsevich was in the first games of the season.

Nando Gentile, Lottomatica Head Coach:
It was a very tough game against great team, and we played strong. It is very difficult to win here, win is a rare thing for Moscow visitors. I hope this victory will push us to more successes in Euroleague. We knew how important is Langdon for our opponents: CSKA with and without him are two different teams. But you should not forget that we also miss two players, maybe not of the same level but still very important for us. CSKA is a renewed team, and I am sure it will improve game by game.

Zoran Planinic became the game best scorer (photo M. Serbin,
Jon Robert Holden (photo T. Makeeva,
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo M. Serbin,
Dmitry Sokolov (photo T. Makeeva,
Viktor Khryapa (photo T. Makeeva,
Anton Ponkrashov (photo M. Serbin,
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo M. Serbin,
Ivan Radenovic (photo T. Makeeva,
Alexander Kaun (photo T. Makeeva,
Eugeny Pashutin (photo M. Serbin,
Andrey Vatutin, Sergey Ivanov and Sergey Kushchenko  (photo M. Serbin,
Valeria Mileshkina (photo Nikita Gusev)
Zoran Planinic (photo M. Serbin,
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin,
Pre-game show (photo M. Serbin,
Dmitry Sokolov (photo M. Serbin,
Anton Ponkrashov (photo T. Makeeva,
Eugenia Yurieva (photo M. Serbin,
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