CSKA made it to Russian cup final!

19.04.2006
Sergey Panov became the game best scorer of CSKA (photo M. Serbin)
Semifinal was a good strengh test for CSKA. It was an opportunity to prove everybody that qualifying to Euroleague Final Four didn't weaken the team. And Army men showed that they have enough motivation to do their best in every game they play. A confident and beauty win - 77-63.

UNICS - CSKA: 63-77

CSKA qualified to Russian cup final for a fourth time in row

Sergei Panov scored 17 points. It is a repeat of his high this season in all the official games

Sergei Panov collected 9 rebounds. It is a repeat of his high this season in all the official games

Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach

- This game was important for us and Im glad that we managed to win it in style. The key to this victory were team passing and defense: against rivals snipers and picknroll both. However UNICS defended quite well against our picknroll too, thats why we were forced to use one on one dribbling and team passing more frequently.

The only sad moment in this game was loss of Matjaz Smodis. Its difficult to say when hell be back on court the checkup will be conducted later in the evening. This injury is the reason why Smodis played for only 10 minutes. But on the other hand Panov, Kurbanov and Van Den Spiegel played rather well in his absence.

Photos
Sergey Panov 17 points + 9 rebounds (photo M. Serbin)
Trajan Langdon 15 points (photo T. Makeeva)
Theodoros Papaloukas 11 points (photo M. Serbin)
Matjaz Smodis (photo M. Serbin)
Tomas Van Den Spiegel (photo T. Makeeva)
David Vanterpool (photo M. Serbin)
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin)
Alexey Savrasenko (photo T. Makeeva)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo T. Makeeva)
Vasiliy Zavoruev (photo M. Serbin)
Vladimir Dyachok (photo M. Serbin)
Zakhar Pashutin (photo T. Makeeva)
David Andersen (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA sanks for fans (photo T. Makeeva)
Ettore Messina (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA dance team (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA fans (photo M. Serbin)