Not that beautiful, but still convincingly

Trajan Langdon (photo M. Serbin,
CSKA left no doubt who is the stronger team tonight in final series Game 2 vs Khimki as well. The margin topped +20 again, but this time the hosts did not intend to finish off the opponent.

CSKA vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 69-54

Evgeny Pashutin, CSKA head coach:
We hit the target on defense again. We allowed everyone to play in the fourth quarter, though it wasnt as successful as yesterday. Still we dominated at all points of the game. Now it is very important to recover before the Game 3 and to demonstrate the same aggressiveness, to rebound well. I was not surprised with Kaun having advantage on his opponents. Sasha is improving during the course of the season, he hold his own against Splitter and Ndong, thats why he played well against Javtokas. In my opinion, Sasha is one of the best European centers today. As for Ponkrashov, his absence is explained by our desire to have bigger reserve in our frontline, to oppose Javtokas and Mozgov, thats why we chose Sokolov.

Trajan Langdon (photo M. Serbin,
Zoran Planinic (photo M. Serbin,
Alexander Kaun (photo T. Makeeva,
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin,
Viktor Khryapa (photo M. Serbin,
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo T. Makeeva,
Andrey Vorontsevich dunks the ball (photo T. Makeeva,
Dmitry Sokolov (photo M. Serbin,
Pops Mensah-Bonsu (photo M. Serbin,
Victor Keyru (photo M. Serbin,
Eugeny Pashutin (photo M. Serbin,
Viktor Khryapa (photo M. Serbin,
Valeria Mileshkina (photo T. Makeeva,
Andrey Vatutin (photo T. Makeeva,
CSKA fans (photo M. Serbin,
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo T. Makeeva,
Viktor Khryapa (photo T. Makeeva,
Alexander Kaun (photo M. Serbin,