CSKA – Maccabi: 92-71

Matjaz Smodis (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA qualified to the Final Four by beating MAccabi in the 3rd game of the quarterfinal series. The key for the game was the first half. CSKA got the advantage by 20+ points and did not let the rival to cut down the difference.

CSKA – Maccabi Tel-Aviv: 92-71

Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:

- I am happy with the win. But it was not easy to get it. I used to tell that it is harder to get to the Final Four than to play there. A lot of the teams would like to go to Athens but did not reacht he tournament. And Maccabi is one of them. They are talented team and they were prepared for the series. But we were able to win two home games in the first half and that was the key. My players transformed the pressure they had to the aggressiveness on the court and that is very important.

Theodoros Papaloukas and David Vanterpool (photo M. Serbin)
Oscar Torres (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA (photo S. Dronaev)
CSKA (photo S. Dronaev)
Trajan Langdon became the game best scorer (photo M. Serbin)
Matjaz Smodis (photo S. Dronaev)
David Andersen (photo S. Dronaev)
Oscar Torres (photo T. Makeeva)
Theodoros Papaloukas (photo Y. Kuzmin)
Jon Robert Holden (photo S. Dronaev)
Alexey Savrasenko (photo cskabasket.com)
Ettore Messina (photo S. Dronaev)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo M. Serbin)
Anatoliy Kashirov (photo T. Makeeva)
Pre-game show (photo S. Dronaev)
CSKA fans (photo S. Dronaev)
Trajan Langdon (photo T. Makeeva)
David Andersen (photo T. Makeeva)
Time-out (photo M. Serbin)
Theodoros Papaloukas (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA fans (photo M. Serbin)
Jon Robert Holden (photo Y. Kuzmin)
CSKA dance team (photo Y. Kuzmin)