Eaten by the captain

Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin,
In the VTB League semifinal Game 2 Zenit kept it close until the last moments but Hines defense let our team win.

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

CSKA: Clyburn (19 + 4 rb + 2 as), Higgins (4 + 2 as + 4 pf), Hackett (10 + 3 rb + 2 as + 3 to), Kurbanov (11 + 5 rb), Hunter (3 + 5 rb) start; De Colo (10 + 4 as + 5 pf), Bolomboy (0), Khomenko (DNP), Ukhov (1), Antonov (11), Vorontsevich (4), Hines (10 + 6 rb + 3 as + 3 bs)

Zenit: Karasev (9 + 4 pf), Mekel (7 + 4 rb + 8 as), Pushkov (12 + 7 rb + 5 pf), Voronov (8 + 3 to), Simonovic (5 + 8 rb + 3 as + 2 st) start; Armand (12), Miller-McIntyre (14 + 4 as + 3 to), Balashov (0), Trushkin (0), Uthoff (4), Scrubb (0), Valiev (10 + 3 rb + 2 bs)

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
Congratulations to the team for the victory and desire not to give up. It was tough, we lacked energy. During this series and I dont use it as an excuse we have many obligations, visits, though its a sweet hangover after big victory. Tomorrow we will have another visit [to the football game] to please our fans, so we will use this day to rest and rehab. We knew that it is not going to be easy, we expected Zenit to fight, they played on the level of foul, of allowed aggressiveness, sometimes even beyond this level. We know it is never easy in St.Petersburg. Still we havent met our potential tonight, we shot poorly with the opponent playing very physical.

Semen Antonov (photo: M. Serbin,
Will Clyburn (photo: M. Serbin,
Daniel Hackett (photo: M. Serbin,
Nando De Colo (photo: M. Serbin,
Ivan Ukhov (photo: M. Serbin,
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: T. Makeeva,
Nando De Colo (photo: T. Makeeva,
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin,
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: T. Makeeva,
Othello Hunter (photo: T. Makeeva,
Kyle Hines (photo: M. Serbin,
Dimitris Itoudis (photo: M. Serbin,
(photo: M. Serbin,
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin,
Daniel Hackett (photo: M. Serbin,
Andrey Vorontsevich and Dimitris Itoudis (photo: T. Makeeva,
Semen Antonov (photo: M. Serbin,
Kyle Hines and Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin,
(photo: T. Makeeva,
Will Clyburn (photo: T. Makeeva,
Kyle Hines (photo: T. Makeeva,
Daniel Hackett (photo: T. Makeeva,
Mariya Vilkova (photo: M. Serbin,
CSKA (photo: M. Serbin,
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