Back to the lead

Matjaz Smodis (photo M. Serbin,
Our team routed Nizhny Novgorod in away game and returned to the leading group in the PBL standings.

Nizhniy Novgorod vs. CSKA: 60-95

Dmitry Shakulin, CSKA interim coach:
Happy New Year to everyone! I think despite the loss Nizhny Novgorod fans will keep their good mood thanks to the holidays. Hosts were just unlucky: we know very well 90 percent of their players. Some of them played for U20 team which I coached for 4 years, thanks to my work for the National Team I also know the players from Serbia. I am glad that we had some rest and demonstrated professionalism. Big teams have to play focused away and win to get the home court advantage in the playoffs.

Matjaz Smodis (photo M. Serbin,
Aleksey Shved (photo M. Serbin,
Jamont Gordon (photo M. Serbin,
Sergey Bykov (photo
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin,
Dmitry Sokolov (photo
Artyom Zabelin (photo M. Serbin,
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo
Trajan Langdon (photo
Nikita Kurbanov (photo
Denis Polohin (photo M. Serbin,
Aleksandr Gudumak (photo M. Serbin,
Dmitriy Shakulin (photo M. Serbin,
CSKA fans (photo M. Serbin,
Jamont Gordon (photo
Dmitry Sokolov (photo M. Serbin,
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo M. Serbin,
Artyom Zabelin (photo