Lets think it was a game with handicap

14.09.2012
Sonny Weems (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Without five key players our team fought hard against the Euroleague champions but couldnt make one last step in the very end.

Olympiacos vs. CSKA: 83-76 (-7)

Olympiacos missed Law (groin) but CSKA which was already without three Serbian National Team lost also Kaun (shoulder) and Voronov (hamstring) to injuries.


Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:
I think it was a good game for both teams. Taking into account that we were left without several key players I can say that I am satisfied with the effort and the improvements we were able to make in the course of the game. Surely we have to work to understand each other better. In fact we have a new team and it is especially obvious in contrast with Olympiacos which players play together for years. We missed three big players, Sokolov and Vorontsevich got into foul trouble early so I let Gudumak played more and I am satisfied with his actions.

Photos
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Aaron Lee Jackson (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
(photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Dmitriy Sokolov (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Sonny Weems (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Drew Nicholas (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Viktor Khryapa (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Vladimir Micov (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Vladimir Micov (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Ettore Messina (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Viktor Khryapa (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Aaron Lee Jackson (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Drew Nicholas (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Anton Ponkrashov (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)