Its complicated in Piter

11.10.2011
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Team defense did not erase too much questions in previous games, but in VTB League game against Spartak it could not stop Beverleys drives and opponents three-point shooting. CSKA lost for the first time this season in difficult ending.

Spartak St.Petersburg vs. CSKA: 83-81 (-2)

Jonas Kazlauskas, CSKA head coach:
The opponents played well, smart. They deserved the victory. I see my reasons in this loss and I take full responsibility. I think Ive made it difficult for the team and Andrei. We were in good rhythm, and we missed this rhythm tonight. Probably it was to early to use him now, but this is his city, his friends are on the stands. Besides, I think it was too deep in players minds that if we win without Kirilenko it will be much easier with him. It led to less activity, worse defense. Spartak shot well but we had to defend better on a perimeter. I also expected more from our bigs to compensate it. We missed injured Vorontsevich. Partly because of that I used Kirilenko as 3 and 4, complicating the game for him and the team.

Photos
Milos Teodosic (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Kirilenko (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Aleksey Shved (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Darjus Lavrinovic (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nenad Krstic (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Anton Ponkrashov (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Jamont Gordon (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Jonas Kazlauskas (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA fans (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Milos Teodosic (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Kirilenko (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Darjus Lavrinovic (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nenad Krstic (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)