Lokomotiv Rostov vs CSKA

Victor Alexander (photo cskabasket.com)
Victor Alexander has return to the starting five of CSKA in the game against Lokomotiv Rostov. In first four minutes all players of the army team scored points. They begun to lead by 4-12 and the head coach of Lokomotiv had to take time-out. It was good for his team. Thanks Koudelin and Georgevich they downed CSKA advantage to only 2 points: 11-13. This moment Dusan Ivkovic had to tike 1-minute pause to talk to his guys. To the minute to the first rest Yang has equalized the score: 17-17. But after that he made a foul on Turkcan, and CSKA went to the rest as a leader: 17-21.

Ivkovic did not make ay substitutions in the rest, he made it in the second quarter. Panov, Yudin, Papaloukas and Tarlac moved the game. It was the same fight during this 10 minutes, and only in the end of the quarter the army team could grow their advantage: 32-38.

Of course, the head coach of CSKA could find right words for his team in the locker room. Anton Yudin make his 3-pointer, that Papaloukas and Alexander has begun to score their points, and CSKA advantage has grow to 10 points: 40-50. This moment hosts has find something to answer. Cipachev and Tompson made the spurt: 50-54. In the last minutes of the quarter Turkcan and Alexander has return advantage to 10 points: 50-60.

Only in the beginning of last 10 minutes hosts could hopes for the win. In last 5 minutes CSKA scored 18 points, while Lokomotiv scored only 2. The best players in CSKA this moment were Khryapa and Alexander. American center became the best sniper of the game, he scored 20 points.

Lokomotiv Rostov vs CSKA: 62-83