Pau - CSKA: 73-67

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CSKA lost in the 3rd Euroleague game to Pau Ortez. The Ettore Messina squade had only 10 players on the roster and missed Smodis and Van Den Spiegel badly. The final result of the game is 73-67.

Pau-Orthez - CSKA: 73-67

Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:

- I would like congratulate Pau on the win. They played better than us in the crucial moments of the game. For us the game was very tough. Without Van Den Spiegel and Smodis our line up became very small. Besides, Papaloukas conditions were not perfect tonight. But nevertheless we controlled the game in the 2nd and the 3rd quarters with 4 guards on the court. In the last quarter we were short of the legs and the ideas. Coach Gordon Herbert was right insisting on the zone defense and the low post play.