CSKA is in the Final Four of the Russian Cup

Anatoliy Kashirov (photo Y. Kuzmin)
By beating Ural Great 102-64 CSKA qualified to the Final Four of the Russian Cup. Matjaz Smodis came back on the court after the injury. And it was a chance for CSKA to use all the players of the roster as after the first quarter the score was 25-6.

CSKA – Ural Great Perm: 102-64

Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:

- This game was very important for us in the preparations for the Top 16. Our veterans did maximum to give our young players an opportunity to step on the court. The other goal of the game was to give the playing time for Matjaz Smodis and David Vanterpool. Both are recovering from the injuries and the need to get into the rhythm.

David Andersen (photo Y. Kuzmin)
Nikita Kurbanov  (photo M. Serbin)
Alexey Savrasenko (photo M. Serbin)
Zakhar Pashutin (photo M. Serbin)
Anatoliy Kashirov (photo M. Serbin)
Matjaz Smodis (photo Y. Kuzmin)
Theodoros Papaloukas (photo Y. Kuzmin)
Trajan Langdon (photo Y. Kuzmin)
David Vanterpool (photo cskabasket.com)
Jon Robert Holden (photo Y. Kuzmin)
Anton Ponkrashov (photo Y. Kuzmin)
Ettore Messina (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA dance team (photo Y. Kuzmin)
Zakhar Pashutin (photo Y. Kuzmin)
Alexey Savrasenko and Alexander Bashminov (photo M. Serbin)
Maria Pozdnyakova (photo M. Serbin)
Matjaz Smodis (photo cskabasket.com)
Alexey Savrasenko, Anatoliy Kashirov and Anton Ponkrashov (photo Y. Kuzmin)