The earlier – the better

For the first time this season our team went to play away game in the morning of the previous day with the plans to practice in the evening. It is necessary to get used to the big arena and to win the Eurolegue quarterfinal series as soon as it possible.

CSKA flew to Belgrade with a full roster with the exception of Andrey Vorontsevich. Ettore Messina also noted that Zoran Planinic will miss Game 3 because of back spasms. It is doubtful if Zoran will play in probable Game 4, but the guard himself wants to play and assures that he will do everything possible to recover for Tuesday game.

"We try not to think about the two games we played in Moscow to concentrate better on the tough game that we will surely have on Tuesday, - Ettore Messina said. Defense and rebounding will be as always the main factors in the game and we can predict that the opponents will try to make some changes to increase their chances."
Alexey Shved (photo M. Serbin,
Nikos Zisis (photo M. Serbin,
Ettore Messina (photo M. Serbin,
Erazem Lorbek (photo M. Serbin,
Terence Morris (photo M. Serbin,
Andrey Vatutin and Natalia Furaeva (photo M. Serbin,
Trajan Langdon (photo M. Serbin,
Beogradska Arena (photo M. Serbin,
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin,
Victor Keyru (photo M. Serbin,
CSKA practice (photo M. Serbin,
Artem Zabelin (photo M. Serbin,