Counting to three

Milos Teodosic (photo M. Serbin,
After dropping some seeds of doubt in the previous Top 16 game our team shot Olympiacos down from outside in the first half making the second part of the game meaningless. More than confident victory guaranteed the first place in Group E to CSKA with one more game to play.

CSKA vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 96-64 (+32)

Jonas Kazlauskas, CSKA head coach:
First of all, I would like to thank the fans for tremendous support we received. It was a pleasure to play on our arena tonight. I am very glad for our guys who focused on the game very well, especially considering that it was one of the most important games on this stage of the season. It’s great also to have Khryapa back. I did not want to start him because that would mean that he will be thrown into fire, without chance to be careful towards himself. He went on the floor when there was no need to risk and showed that he is the same Khryapa we used to see.

Dusan Ivkovic, Olympiacos head coach:
My congratulations to CSKA which played big game tonight. It is a rarity to see the team missing only 4 shots in the first half. And I feel sorry for my team which did not react to the game showed by the opponents. As Joey Dorsey said, we played scared in the first half. I used 11 players in the first quarter and still we were able to organize only 6 set plays. But we have a lot of important games in the future, so we will concentrate on them.

Andrey Vorontsevich (photo S. Mukhtarulin,
Darjus Lavrinovic (photo M. Serbin,
Andrey Kirilenko (photo M. Serbin,
Anton Ponkrashov (photo M. Serbin,
Aleksey Shved (photo M. Serbin,
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo M. Serbin,
Nenad Krstic (photo M. Serbin,
Evgeniy Voronov (photo T. Makeeva,
Aleksandr Kaun (photo S. Mukhtarulin,
Jamont Gordon (photo T. Makeeva,
Viktor Khryapa (photo T. Makeeva,
Jonas Kazlauskas (photo M. Serbin,
CSKA dance team (photo M. Serbin,
Milos Teodosic (photo S. Mukhtarulin,
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo M. Serbin,
Darjus Lavrinovic (photo M. Serbin,
Viktor Khryapa (photo M. Serbin,
Andrey Kirilenko (photo T. Makeeva,
CSKA fans (photo M. Serbin,
Valeria Mileshkina (photo M. Serbin,
Jamont Gordon (photo S. Mukhtarulin,
Aleksey Shved (photo M. Serbin,
Milos Teodosic (photo T. Makeeva,
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo M. Serbin,
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