Got 'killer instinct'?

Zoran Erceg (photo S. Mukhtarulin,
Our team made the crowd nervous in the first quarter only. In the remaining part of the game CSKA dominated over Caja Laboral.

CSKA vs. Caja Laboral: 90-68 (+22)

Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:
I just have to say ‘bravo’ to my players. It is not easy to beat a good team like Caja Laboral two times in three days and especially to play even better in the second game. We were down in the beginning but I don’t think that was because of lack of effort. I think we were a bit tired and we needed time for our engines to start. I think Aaron Jackson played big role in making the team play in full speed. He did not score a lot – just 6 points – but he pushed the team. I am happy that in the first half the team did not panic, it remained calm and raised the defensive level. All of us can be proud for the second and third quarters. But the truth is that we just defended the home-court advantage. Now we go to Vitoria, the city of pride, and we will play different game there. They will fight from the warm-up. We have to work with the same sense of togetherness we have now. Game by game we look more as a team.

Zan Tabak, Caja Laboral head coach:
We fought for two quarters only. In the third quarter the home team kept good flow on offense and did not allow us anything on defense. Basically the game was over during the third quarter. We tried hard to get back to the game but never succeed. CSKA is one of 2-3 best teams in Europe. We just hope to do a better job on our court.

Alexandr Kaun (photo M. Serbin,
Nenad Krstic (photo S. Mukhtarulin,
Milos Teodosic (photo M. Serbin,
Vladimir Micov (photo M. Serbin,
Viktor Khryapa (photo T. Makeeva,
Aaron Lee Jackson (photo T. Makeeva,
Theodoros Papaloukas (photo T. Makeeva,
Anton Ponkrashov (photo M. Serbin,
Sonny Weems (photo T. Makeeva,
CSKA (photo M. Serbin,
Pre-game show (photo M. Serbin,
Vip guests (photo T. Makeeva,
Zoran Erceg (photo T. Makeeva,
Alexandr Kaun (photo T. Makeeva,
CSKA fans (photo S. Mukhtarulin,
Milos Teodosic (photo M. Serbin,
Nenad Krstic (photo T. Makeeva,
(photo M. Serbin,
Vladimir Micov (photo T. Makeeva,
CSKA (photo M. Serbin,
Viktor Khryapa (photo M. Serbin,
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Author: CSKAbasket.TV | Sergey Makarov

Music: Storm (Vanessa Mae)

Duration: 03:13

CSKA vs. Caja Laboral: 90-68. Interviews

Author: CSKAbasket.TV | Evgeny Sedyh

Duration: 02:34