Playoffs series analysis: CSKA Moscow vs. Gescrap
RECORD
R. SEASON: 10-0
TOP 16: 5-1
OVERALL: 15-1
CSKA Moscow
A classic Turkish Airlines Euroleague powerhouse goes up against a precocious newcomer as CSKA Moscow faces Gescrap BB of Spain in this best-of-five playoff series. CSKA arrives tied for the competition's best overall record this season, 15-1, while Gescrap won six of its last eight games, eliminating such giants as Caja Laboral and Real Madrid, to survive. CSKA demonstrates its main offensive virtues - great ball circulation and a fluid transition game - by leading the Euroleague in scoring with 86.2 points per game, two- (57.8%) and three-point accuracy (41.1%), as well as assists (19.9 apg.). Gescrap leads all playoffs teams in free throw shooting percentage (80.8%) but commits the most turnovers, 14.4 per game, of all playoff teams. It ranks second, however, in two-point accuracy (55.2%). Six-time Euroleague champion CSKA looks to return to the Final Four after its record streak of eight in a row was interrupted last season. Gescrap, meanwhile, is one of just three Euroleague newcomers in eight seasons to reach the playoffs. Expectations are sky-high as CSKA and Gescrap meet for the first time ever in a playoff series whose winner will go directly to the 2012 Final Four in Istanbul!
RECORD
R. SEASON: 5-5
TOP 16: 4-2
OVERALL: 9-7
Gescrap BB
Game 1 @ Moscow, March 21: CSKA Moscow 98-71 Gescrap BB
Game 2 @ Moscow, March 23: CSKA Moscow 79-60 Gescrap BB
Game 3 @ Bilbao, March 28: Gescrap BB 94-81 CSKA Moscow
Game 4 @ Bilbao, March 30: Gescrap BB 71-73 CSKA Moscow
Series breakdown by Johhny Rogers
Jiri Zidek and Johnny RogersTwo-time Euroleague champ Johnny Rogers breaks down the upcoming playoff between CSKA Moscow vs. Gescrap BB.
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"CSKA is so impressive, I am tempted to say right now that this may be one of the best teams that Europe has seen in some time."

"Is there a team that plays harder than Gescrap?"
CSKA Moscow
Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Blocks Fouls Rkg
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
Totals 3225:00 1379 355/614 139/338 252/323 143 405 548 319 113 218 67 23 339 339 1656
Average 201:33 86.18 57.8% 41.1% 78% 8.93 25.31 34.25 19.93 7.06 13.62 4.18 1.43 21.18 21.18 103.5

Totals 3200:00 1213 339/614 101/301 232/287 149 386 535 236 91 230 41 40 361 343 1298
Average 200:00 75.81 55.2% 33.6% 80.8% 9.31 24.12 33.43 14.75 5.68 14.37 2.56 2.5 22.56 21.43 81.12
Bilbao Basket
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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