We can lose but once

14.02.2009
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
After poor start CSKA found a way to tune its offensive machine. In the last quarter of the game against Khimki our team built a big lead and defended its undefeated status in Russian Superleague.

CSKA vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 72-56

Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:

The start of the game told you how difficult mentally for us was to play after the loss in Siena. As you know we also had to rehabilitate ourselves before our home crowd. We started nervous, went down by 12. But after that we found some aggressiveness and played very good second half winning by big margin in the end. From that moment we won the other part of the game by 28. I cannot say we dont have problems. Actually we still do not have the team. But if you remember we were able to use our full roster in maybe 5 or 6 games this season. Now we are like San Antonio Spurs which is the great team when it plays with Ginobili, Duncan, Parker and Finley. But all the year they are missing some of this players

Sergio Scariolo, Khimki head coach:

I want to congratulate CSKA not only with the win but also with the way they bounced back from a loss in Siena. We played 35 good or very good minutes but we were not in the best physical conditions and CSKA played great defense in the second half
Photos
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo Y. Kuzmin, cskabasket.com)
Matjaz Smodis (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Viktor Khryapa  (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Trajan Langdon (photo Y. Kuzmin, cskabasket.com)
Nikos Zisis (photo Y. Kuzmin, cskabasket.com)
Victor Keyru (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Erazem Lorbek (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Ettore Messina (photo Y. Kuzmin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA dance team (photo Y. Kuzmin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo Y. Kuzmin, cskabasket.com)
Victor Keyru  (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Matjaz Smodis (photo Y. Kuzmin, cskabasket.com)
Nikos Zisis (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA dance team (photo M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
 (photo Y. Kuzmin, cskabasket.com)
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