At least Smodis is back

Matjaz Smodis (photo M. Serbin,
Our team postponed the chance to claim the first place in Russian Superleague regular championship allowing Khimki to celebrate their first win over CSKA in four games this season.

CSKA vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 68-73

Evgeny Pashutin, CSKA head coach:

Id like to congratulate Khimki with the win and decent game. They played zone for 40 minutes and we werent effective enough against it. We were passive both on defense and on offense, we were lacking aggressiveness which is natural for us. Its difficult to say why we werent ready for the game mentally we prepared very seriously. We will analyze, well try to find out what went wrong, but I ask you not to look for the players who are guilty. I took full responsibility for the lack of attitude. I am glad for Matjaz who looked good in our teams actions, showed worthy basketball, defended effectively and interacted with Khryapa quite well. During last possession we planned that Holden will drive and he will try to organize three-point play but Langdon got the ball. Trajan tried to do what was planned but unfortunately committed the turnover in the centercourt.
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo T. Makeeva,
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin,
Trajan Langdon (photo M. Serbin,
Matjaz Smodis (photo T. Makeeva,
Zoran Planinic (photo M. Serbin,
Pops Mensah-Bonsu (photo M. Serbin,
Viktor Khryapa (photo M. Serbin,
Anton Ponkrashov (photo T. Makeeva,
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo M. Serbin,
Alexander Kaun (photo M. Serbin,
Nikita Kurbanov (photo M. Serbin,
Eugeny Pashutin and Dmitriy Shakulin (photo M. Serbin,
CSKA fan (photo M. Serbin,
Jon Robert Holden (photo T. Makeeva,
Alexander Kaun (photo M. Serbin,
 (photo M. Serbin,
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo M. Serbin,
Pops Mensah-Bonsu (photo M. Serbin,
FLV: 27.82 b ZIP: 100.36 b [03:30]
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