CSKA breaks the black series

Trajan Langdon (photo M. Serbin)
The game was a tough one and it was expected by both of the rivals. The way back from the two losses is not easy. And CSKA showed it pretty well. Olympiacos still has problems with the team play. But none of the rivals surprised another with something that could determine the winner long before the end of the game so the key were the last minutes.

CSKA vs. Olympiacos: 88-79

Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:

- The game was difficult for the both teams but more for CSKA. We expected Olympiacos to use zone defense and they did it. I am pleased that in the game when Smodis was absent we got so much help from Goree and Zisis. Zisis took the leadership in the crucial moments. Goree gave us some consistency.

Ramunas Siskauskas (photo M. Serbin)
Trajan Langdon (photo M. Serbin)
Theodoros Papaloukas (photo T. Makeeva)
Jon Robert Holden (photo Y. Kuzmin)
Marcus Goree (photo Y. Kuzmin)
Alexey Savrasenko (photo T. Makeeva)
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo T. Makeeva)
CSKA fans (photo M. Serbin)
Matjaz Smodis (photo M. Serbin)
Ettore Messina (photo M. Serbin)
Nikos Zisis (photo M. Serbin)
David Andersen (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA dance team (photo M. Serbin)
Marcus Goree (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA fan (photo M. Serbin)
 (photo M. Serbin)
Theodoros Papaloukas  (photo M. Serbin)
Trajan Langdon (photo Y. Kuzmin)