Game 1. CSKA lost to Olympiacos

Ettore Messina (photo M. Serbin,
CSKA lost the first game of the Quarterfinal series to Olympiacos 74-76. With 15 seconds to go the Army club managed to even the score 74-74 but Lynn Grir hit the buzzer.

CSKA vs. Olympiacos: 74-76

Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:

- First of all, I must congratulate Olympiacos for a well-deserved win. They had the lead for the best part of the game and controlled the tempo. We were never aggressive enough against them to win a game like this. We allowed them to score more than 70% of their two-pointers in the first half, and that is unacceptable. We need to step up in the next game if we want to continue our Euroleague season. We will try to do that in the next two days. We allowed 9-for-9 two-pointers in the first quarter and we lacked confidence. We found good balance in the fourth quarter

Matjaz Smodis (photo T. Makeeva,
David Andersen (photo M. Serbin,
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo M. Serbin,
Trajan Langdon (photo Y. Kuzmin,
Nikos Zisis (photo M. Serbin,
Theodoros Papaloukas (photo M. Serbin,
Viktor Khryapa (photo Y. Kuzmin,
Jon Robert Holden (photo T. Makeeva,
Ettore Messina (photo Y. Kuzmin,
CSKA fans (photo M. Serbin,
Vip guests (photo M. Serbin,
Pre-game show (photo N. Malakhov,
David Andersen (photo M. Serbin,
Matjaz Smodis (photo Y. Kuzmin,
CSKA dance team (photo M. Serbin,
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin,
Ettore Messina (photo Y. Kuzmin,
Trajan Langdon (photo M. Serbin,
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo Y. Kuzmin,
Marcus Goree (photo Y. Kuzmin,
Anna Burkina (photo M. Serbin,
Nikos Zisis (photo Y. Kuzmin,
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