Russian Championship. Play Offs. 1-0 in quarterfinals

Zakhar Pashutin (photo Y. Kuzmin)
CSKA won the first game of the quarterfinals series versus Spartak from St.Petersburg. Despite the absence of Savrasenko and Torres the team was ahead 46-25 after the half time break.

CSKA – Spartak St.Petersburg: 74-52

Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:

- We had a good start in the play offs. We started the game with the balances performance and shared the minutes between almost all the players. I am happy for young Andrei Vorontsevich. In the absence of Savrasenko and Torres he managed to show good defence, rebounding.
I hope that tomorrow we would manage to show the same level of the game and concentration. We respect Spartak St.Petersburg, they are a good team.

As for our injuries Savrasenko probably would play tomorrow (if he feels the same like today), Torres surely will not.

David Andersen  (photo Y. Kuzmin)
Zakhar Pashutin (photo Y. Kuzmin)
Trajan Langdon (photo M. Serbin)
Tomas Van Den Spiegel (photo Y. Kuzmin)
Matjaz Smodis (photo Y. Kuzmin)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo M. Serbin)
Anton Ponkrashov (photo M. Serbin)
Theodoros Papaloukas (photo Y. Kuzmin)
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin)
Nikita Kurbanov (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA coaches (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA dance team (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA fan (photo M. Serbin)
Trajan Langdon (photo Y. Kuzmin)
David Andersen (photo M. Serbin)
Ettore Messina and Eugeny Pashutin (photo M. Serbin)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo Y. Kuzmin)
CSKA dance team (photo Y. Kuzmin)