SUPERLEAGUE A  - Russia

Russian League Finals, Game 3: May 26, 2008
 
CSKA Moscow - Russian League champion (Photo: T. Makeeva, CSKABasket.com) CSKA Moscow is once again the Russian League champion! CSKA won its sixth consecutive Russian League crown, its 15th since the Russian League was created in 1992 and its 39th counting Soviet Union titles by sweeping its best-of-five title series against Khimki by 3-0. The Euroleague reigning champion rounded out an almost perfect season by downing Khimki 78-88 on the road in Game 3 on Monday. Trajan Langdon led the winners with 21 points. Matjaz Smodis added 16, J.R. Holden contributed 13, Ramunas Siskauskas had 12 and David Andersen 11 for CSKA. Maciej Lampe paced Khimki with 21 points, Kelly McCarty added 18, Anton Ponkrashov 14 and Vitaliy Fridzon 13 for the hosts, who trailed 49-52 late in the third quarter. Siskauskas, Andersen and Theo Papaloukas stepped up big from that moment to break the game open - 62-79 - with four minutes to go, enough to seal the outcome. MORE

Final Playoffs, best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 CSKA Moscow (1) 97 74 88 x x
0 Khimki (2) 76 66 78 x x
Russian League Champion 2007-08: CSKA Moscow

Semifinal Playoffs, best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 CSKA Moscow (1) 74 85 76 x x
0 Dynamo Moscow (5) 59 78 62 x x
3 Khimki (2) 101 99 71 77 x
1 Ural Great (6) 78 90 87 70 x

Quarterfinal Playoffs, best of 3 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
2 CSKA Moscow (1) 72 97 x
0 Spartak-Primorje (8) 66 73 x
1 Triumph Lyubertsy (4) 72 75 66
2 Dynamo Moscow (5) 59 82 84
2 Khimki (2) 92 83 x
0 Lokomotiv-Rostov (7) 74 68 x
1 Unics Kazan (3) 78 80 62
2 Ural Great (6) 81 71 71

Final games
Game 1 CSKA Moscow vs. Khimki 97-76 May 22
Game 2 CSKA Moscow vs. Khimki 74-66 May 23
Game 3 Khimki vs. CSKA Moscow 78-88 May 26

Semifinal games
Game 1 CSKA Moscow vs. Dynamo Moscow 74-59 May 9
Game 1 Khimki vs. Ural Great 101-78 May 7
Game 2 CSKA Moscow vs. Dynamo Moscow 85-78 May 10
Game 2 Khimki vs. Ural Great 99-90 May 8
Game 3 Dynamo Moscow vs. CSKA Moscow 62-76 May 13
Game 3 Ural Great vs. Khimki 87-71 May 11
Game 4 Ural Great vs. Khimki 70-77 May 12

Quarterfinal games
Game 1 CSKA Moscow vs. Spartak Primorje 72-66 April 21
Game 1 Khimki vs. Lotomotiv-Rostov 92-74 April 22
Game 1 Unics Kazan vs. Ural Great 78-81 April 22
Game 1 Triumph vs. Dynamo Moscow 72-59 April 25
Game 2 Spartak Primorje vs. Dynamo Moscow 73-97 April 25
Game 2 Lotomotiv-Rostov vs. Khimki 68-83 April 25
Game 2 Ural Great vs. Unics Kazan 71-80 April 25
Game 2 Dynamo Moscow vs. Triumph 82-75 April 28
Game 3 Unics Kazan vs. Ural Great 62-71 April 27
Game 3 Triumph vs. Dynamo Moscow 66-84 May 2 

LAST GAME GAME 27-28
April 8-16, 2008
Day Match Result
Apr. 8 Enisey vs. VVS-Samara 93-87
Apr. 9 St.Petersburg vs. Ural-G. 86-84
Apr. 15 Khimky vs. Univ.-Ugra 101-67
Apr. 15 Triumph vs. Enisey 104-74
Apr. 15 St.Petersburg vs. CSKA M. 72-97
Apr. 15 Ural-Great vs. Rostov 91-80
Apr. 16 Primorje vs. Unics Kazan 65-66

NEXT GAME
Quarterfinal Playoffs

Match
  CSKA M. (1) - Primorje (8)
  Khimki (2) - Rostov (7)
  Unics Kazan (3) - Ural Great (6)
  Triumph (4) - Dynamo M. (5)
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STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 CSKA Moscow 24 23 1 2174 1577
2 Khimky Moscow region 24 22 2 2092 1698
3 UNICS Kazan 24 17 7 1962 1752
4 Triumph Lyubertsy, Moscow r. 24 16 8 2049 1794
5 Dynamo Moscow 24 15 9 1992 1834
6 Ural-Great Perm 24 12 12 1885 1880
7 Lokomotiv-Rostov 24 12 12 1881 1881
8 Spartak-Primorje Primorskiy r. 24 11 13 1880 1905
9 CSK VVS-Samara 24 10 14 1855 2018
10 Universitet-Ugra Surgut 24 6 18 1870 2121
11 Spartak St.Petersburg 24 5 19 1785 2088
12 Sibirtelekom-Lokomotiv 24 4 20 1815 2269
13 Enisey Krasnoyarsk 24 3 21 1770 2193

Russian League, Regular Season, Game 3: October 14-17, 2007

Oct 18, 2007 by Euroleague.net Print
Sergey Chikalkin - Unics KazanDefending champion CSKA Moscow and Triumph Lyubertsy top a list of four unbeaten teams in the Russian League midway through October. CSKA, which beat CSK VVS-Samara 97-62 on Wednesday, leads all teams with a 5-0 record. Alexey Savrasenko and David Andersen led CSKA with 14 points apiece. Lyubertsy improved to 4-0 by taking down University-Ugra Surgut 88-72, behind Sergey Toporov's 14 points. Khimky Moscow is now 3-0 following a 97-67 home win over Spartak St. Petersburg. Daniel Ewing led all scorers with 16 points in that game. Dynamo Moscow won its second game by downing Lokomotiv-Rostov 72-67 as Niksa Prkacin posted a double-double. Unics Kazan was pushed to the limit before finding an answer for Zendon Hamilton in an 86-85 win over Enisey Krasnoyarsk. Sergei Chikalkin and Dusko Savanovic combined for 45 points for Kazan, while Hamilton posted 21 in defeat. Also this week, Ural Great beat Spartak VGUES Primorie 69-53 behind Brent Wright's 16 points and 12 rebounds.

CSKA came out firing, built a 31-13 lead after 10 minutes, increased it to 55-29 by halftime and coasted home for a 97-62 home victory against Samara. Savrasenko led Moscow with 14 points and 8 rebounds, Andersen also scored 14, Trajan Langdon added 13, J.R. Holden 12 and young Alexey Shved shipped in 11. For Samara, Alex Scales and former Euroleague champ Yaniv Green had 14 apiece. Lyubertsy put up 34 points in the second quarter on the way to a 21-point halftime lead as it dumped Surgut 88-72. Riding a huge advantage in the second half, Lyubertsy played much of the latter part of the game with reserves, allowing Surgut to make the final score more respectable. Toporov finished with 14 and Terrell Lyday 11 for the winners, for whom every player played at least 12 minutes and scored a field goal. Chudney Gray led Surgut with 16.

Khimky Moscow outscored Spartak St. Petersburg in each of the four quarters on the way to a 97-67 home win. The opening period ended 25-11 and Khimky led 52-31 at the half as it cruised home. Ewing paced Khimky with 16, Kelly McCarty added 15 and Vladimir Veremeenko had 11 points and 8 rebounds for the victors. Rafael Araujo led St. Petersburg with 14 points and 7 boards. Dynamo Moscow won its second game by downing Lokomotiv-Rostov 72-67 in a close encounter. The visitors led 29-36 at halftime and held a 3-point lead heading into the fourth, but a big night from Prkacin helped Dynamo come back for the win. Prkacin finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, Henry Domercant added 14, Antonis Fotsis had 12 points and 9 boards and young Dmitri Khvostov scored 10. Szymon Szewczyk led Rostov with 14. Unics Kazan was pushed to the limit before finding an answer for Zendon Hamilton in an 86-85 win over Enisey Krasnoyarsk. Unics started strong and lead 34-25 after a high-scoring opening period, but lost its touch after that as Krasnoyarsk cut the gap to 50-48 at halftime and took a 5-point lead after 30 minutes. But Chikalkin and Savanovic made sure the night had a happy ending for the home team. Chikalkin finished with 23 points, Savanovic had 22 points and 9 rebounds, Virgil Stanescu scored 11 and Jerry McCullough 10. Hamilton posted 21 points and 9 boards in defeat.


LAST GAME GAME 3
October 14-17, 2007
DayMatchResult
Oct. 17CSKA Moscow vs. Samara97-62
Oct. 17Dinamo M.reg. vs. Uni. Ugra88-72
Oct. 16UNICS Kazan vs. Enisey 86-85
Oct. 16Khimky vs. Spartak St.Pet.97-67
Oct. 16Dynamo M. vs. Lokomotiv72-67
Oct. 14Ural-Great vs. Spart. VGUES69-53
NEXT GAME GAME 4
October 19-21, 2007
DayMatch
Oct. 19Sibirtelekom vs.Dynamo M.
Oct. 20UNICS Kazan vs. Khimky
Oct. 20Samara vs. Spartak VGUES
Oct. 20Ural-Great vs. St.Pet.
Oct. 20Lokomotiv vs. Enisey
Oct. 21Ugra vs. Dynamo Moscow


STANDINGSTGWLP+P-
1CSKA Moscow550471 317
2Khimky Moscow region330304 212
3Dinamo Moscow reg.440374 287
4Dynamo Moscow220168 134
5UNICS Kazan321257 243
6Ural-Great Perm312225 231
7Lokomotiv-Rostov312213 239
8Spartak VGUES Primorie312197 226
9Spartak St.Petersburg312224 255
10University-Ugra Surgut202151 174
11Enisey Krasnoyarsk404292 360
12CSK VVS-Samara303194 293
13Sibirtelekom-Lokomotiv202126 225