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Ramunas Siskauskas (photo M. Serbin,
Balancing on the edge of leaving Euroleague competition early our team continues to fight for every chance to qualify for the Top 16. CSKA was able to defeat Valencia though the difference was not the one which helps much. Still arithmetically we are not out.

CSKA vs. Power Electronics Valencia: 73-63

Dmitry Shakulin, CSKA interim coach:
It is a pleasure to work with the team of true men. The team is playing under big load, because we started new practicing program 5 days ago. The task is to improve physical conditions of the players up to the Euroleague level after the New Year. We understand that our perspectives are misty but CSKA still have a lot of important games left. The changes in physical conditions are visible though we are still far from perfect shape.

Svetislav Pesic, Valencia head coach:
To win the game of this level you have to have good physical conditions. We faced the team which is better than us physically today. CSKA players have more international experience and they are better individually. Surely, you could expect that after numerous losses they will show the pride and demonstrate that their result does not reflect their true power. So we weren’t surprised with CSKA game. Still we fought hard, we controlled the game and had a chance to win it for 35 minutes. In the last five minutes CSKA used its experience and we made some bad decisions. We played 5 games in 14 days against tough opponents and after long flights, lost just once, and now we have a chance to rest and to restore our conditions.

Euroleague TV: CSKA vs. Power Electronics Valencia Best Moments

Jamont Gordon dunks the ball (photo M. Serbin,
Jon Robert Holden (photo
Matjaz Smodis (photo
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo T. Makeeva,
Trajan Langdon (photo M. Serbin,
Dmitry Sokolov (photo T. Makeeva,
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo M. Serbin,
Boban Marjanovic (photo T. Makeeva,
Dmitriy Shakulin (photo M. Serbin,
CSKA fans  (photo M. Serbin,
CSKA dance team (photo M. Serbin,
Jamont Gordon (photo
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin,
Ramunas Siskauskas (photo T. Makeeva,
 (photo T. Makeeva,
Dmitry Sokolov (photo M. Serbin,
Trajan Langdon (photo T. Makeeva,
Sergey Bykov (photo M. Serbin,
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