Russian League playoffs, Finals, Game 1: June 11, 2011
by: Euroleague.net
June 11, 2011
Kresimir Loncar - BC Khimki_30186BC Khimki Moscow Region stepped big into the best-of-five Russian League finals by registering a 72-77 road win over CSKA Moscow and thereby taking homecourt advantage in the series. Game 2 is on Sunday, also on CSKA's home court. Kresmir Loncar led the way for the winners with 16 points. Vitaly Fridzon added 15 points, Travis Hansen and Sergey Monia 11 apiece. Andrey Vorontsevich led all scorers by posting 19 points for CSKA and Alexey Shved drained 13 more. CSKA, which has won the last eight Russian League titles, was playing without stars Ramunas Siskauskas, who might miss the entire season, and Trajan Langdon, who had played in the semifinals. Vorontsevich gave CSKA what turned out to be its high lead, 21-14, late in the first quarter. The visitors followed the second-quarter scoring of Loncar and Hansen until a late three-point play by Alexey Savrasenko was good enough for a 41-43 Khimki advantage at halftime. Khimki continued its surge to reach a double-digit cushion, 51-61, with a three-point shot by Fridzon late in the third quarter. J.R. Holden responded from long range to keep CSKA within 56-61 beginning the fourth quarter. Sani Becirovic from the foul line got CSKA even closer, at 63-67, but Sergey Monia joined Loncar in boosting Khimki ahead 63-71 with 5 minutes left. Vorontsevich slammed for CSKA's last big run to 69-71 with 90 seconds to play. Coming out of a timeout, however, Zoran Planinic and Loncar made back-to-back baskets gave a 69-75 margin to Khimki. Next, Fridzon's jumper and a blocked shot by Monia sealed the win for the guests, who are now ahead in a Russian League final series for the first time in club history.

Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
0 Final: CSKA Moscow (2) 72 June 12 June 15 *June 16 *June 18
1 Final: Khimki (4) 77 - - - -
1 3rd place: UNICS (1) 81 June 11 June 14 *June 15 *June 17
0 3rd place: Lok-Kuban(3) 74 - - - -

Finals and 3rd place Playoffs round games
Game 1 CSKA Moscow vs. Khimki 72-77 June 11
Game 1 UNICS vs. Lokomotiv-Kuban 81-74 June 10
Game 2 CSKA Moscow vs. Khimki 0-0 June 12
Game 2 UNICS vs. Lokomotiv-Kuban 0-0 June 11
Game 3 Khimki vs. CSKA Moscow 0-0 June 15
Game 3 Lokomotiv-Kuban vs. UNICS 0-0 June 14
Game 4 Khimki vs. CSKA Moscow 0-0 *June 16
Game 4 Lokomotiv-Kuban vs. UNICS 0-0 *June 15
Game 5 CSKA Moscow vs. Khimki 0-0 *June 18
Game 5 UNICS vs. Lokomotiv-Kuban 0-0 *June 17
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Russian League 2010-11

Finals Playoffs:
Game 4
Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3
Semifinals Playoffs:
Game 4 | Game 5
Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3
Quarterfinals Playoffs:
Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3
Regular Season:
Game 25 | Game 26 | Game 27
Game 22 | Game 23 | Game 24
Game 19 | Game 20 | Game 21
Game 16 | Game 17 | Game 18
Game 13 | Game 14 | Game 15
Game 10 | Game 11 | Game 12
Game 7 | Game 8 | Game 9
Game 4 | Game 5 | Game 6
Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3

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