Sirtaki in Russian

Viktor Khryapa (photo M. Serbin,
Our team started slowly but gained more speed during the game and defeated Panathinaikos in crazy final minutes of nervous Euroleague semifinal.

CSKA vs. Panathinaikos Athens: 66-64 (+2)

Jonas Kazlauskas, CSKA head coach:
For sure we are very happy that we won the game, and on Sunday we will play the final. At the beginning we started really very bad. The first problem was that we didn’t control our nerves. We have a very talented team, but we are only a one-year team this season. We face very big pressure. CSKA has to win every time. And they have a team that has played together a long time. They have the same coach and many of the same players. And they know how to play in big situations. In the beginning we played horrible pick-and-roll defense and missed some easy shots. We changed defense and those things brought us back into the game. We were very nervous in the beginning. But if Teodosic makes 1 or 2 of those shots, we have a more easy game in the end.

CSKA fans (photo M. Serbin,
Andrey Kirilenko (photo S. Mukhtarulin,
Nenad Krstic (photo M. Serbin,
Milos Teodosic (photo M. Serbin,
Viktor Khryapa (photo T. Makeeva,
Aleksey Shved (photo M. Serbin,
Jonas Kazlauskas (photo M. Serbin,
Jamont Gordon (photo M. Serbin,
Aleksandr Kaun (photo M. Serbin,
Vip guests (photo T. Makeeva,
CSKA fans (photo T. Makeeva,
Darjus Lavrinovic (photo T. Makeeva,
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo S. Mukhtarulin,
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo S. Mukhtarulin,
CSKA fans (photo M. Serbin,
Aleksandr Kaun (photo S. Mukhtarulin,
Andrey Kirilenko (photo M. Serbin,
Nenad Krstic (photo T. Makeeva,
Darjus Lavrinovic and Andrey Kirilenko (photo T. Makeeva,
CSKA fans (photo M. Serbin,
Aleksey Shved (photo M. Serbin,
Milos Teodosic (photo M. Serbin,