Rescued by Holden

Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin,
CSKA led from the first possession during the meeting with Triumph Lyubertsy, but the victory turned out to be hard working. The team stays unbeaten in Russian Superleague thanks to late-game heroics by J R Holden.

CSKA vs. Triumph Lyubertsy: 67-62

Evgeny Pashutin, CSKA Head Coach:
“Our starters defended very aggressively today, so we immediately gained some advantage. Unfortunately, as it often happens in the course of this season, we lost our rhythm after the substitutions, especially in the defense, letting the opponents to score 20 points in the second quarter. Triumph used ‘bigs’ who can score from the distance in the end - Shabalkin, Nesterov and Miller - and we had to use two power forwards. We tried to solve our problems in defending the pick-and-roll by switching the defenders, except Holden who always tried to follow his opponent.”

Jon Robert Holden (photo Y. Kuzmin,
Trajan Langdon (photo M. Serbin,
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo M. Serbin,
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo M. Serbin,
Zoran Planinic (photo M. Serbin,
Nikita Kurbanov dunks the ball (photo T. Makeeva,
Anton Ponkrashov (photo M. Serbin,
Alexander Kaun (photo M. Serbin,
Dmitry Sokolov (photo M. Serbin,
Viktor Khryapa (photo T. Makeeva,
Eugeny Pashutin (photo Y. Kuzmin,
Andrey Vorontsevich MVP of the 1st round VTB League (photo T. Makeeva,
Irina Kaganer (photo Y. Kuzmin,
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin,
Viktor Khryapa (photo T. Makeeva,
Nikita Kurbanov (photo Y. Kuzmin,
Trajan Langdon (photo Y. Kuzmin,
 (photo Y. Kuzmin,
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