2004-05Top 16Round 1
February 24, 2005 CET: 20:40
Local time: 20:40 PALAU BLAUGRANA
CSKA Moscow confirmed its power in its Top 16 opener in Group E by thrashing Winterthur FC Barcelona 70-91 on the road in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday. CSKA is now the Group E leader with a 1-0 record with 3 games left to play at home in Moscow, while Barcelona dropped to 0-1 and might need its own road win to challenge for the quarterfinal playoffs. David Andersen was the man of the game with 25 points on 10-for-11 shooting and 11 rebounds for CSKA. Marcus Brown added 12 points and 9 assists, while Theodoros Papaloukas and Martin Muursepp each added 11 for the winners. CSKA broke open a close game after halftime, winning the third quarter 12-28. Vlado Ilievski had 21 points for Winterthur FCB, Juan Carlos Navarro 13 and Devin Davis 10. CSKA limited Dejan Bodiroga to 3 points, his lowest scoring total in 76 Euroleague games.

CSKA started the game at full speed to lead 0-4 as Andersen scored near the basket and Antonio Granger from mid-range. New Barcelona power forward Andrija Zizic tried to change things with a short jumper, but J.R. Holden fired in a three off the dribble and Andersen an uncontested layup for a 2-9 CSKA edge. Barcelona finally woke up, as Rodrigo De La Fuente and Ilievski scored in penetration to bring the hosts within 6-10, but it wasn't enough. Demos Dikoudis worked in the low post for a basket and Granger added a fallaway jumper to force a Barcelona timeout at 6-14. CSKA continued looking for Andersen and Dikoudis, who each had 7 as the lead rose to 11-21. Ilievski drilled a corner three-pointer, the only basket in the final 2 minutes of a first quarter that ended 14-21 in CSKA's favor.

Navarro opened the second quarter with a long two-pointer and De La Fuente added free throws to get Barcelona back into the game at 18-21. The hosts now used a small lineup with Bodiroga at power forward and Davis at center to control the game's tempo. Davis hustled for a third-chance basket to make it a one-point game, 22-23, as Papaloukas and Muursepp stepped on court for the visitors. Both helped CSKA, Muursepp firing a corner triple, Papaloukas feeding Aleksey Savrasenko twice for a 26-30 CSKA lead. Navarro stepped up with a huge layup in penetration and added a short jumper to keep the hosts into the game. Even after Sergei Monya dunked for CSKA, a close basket by Davis and Ilievski's third triple tied it 35-35. Free throws by Papaloukas and a running layup by Roger Grimau left the teams knotted, 37-37, at the break.

Andersen drilled a turnaround jumper to start the third quarter, but Gregor Fucka matched that with a running layup. Soon, however, a layup by Granger ignited a 0-9 CSKA run. Brown fired in a three-pointer while Holden scored and fed Andersen for a two-handed slam to put CSKA back in charge, 39-48. Barcelona went scoreless for 3 minutes until Zizic found an inside basket, but an outstanding Andersen followed a mid-trange jumper with free throws to restore a double-digit lead, 42-52. Barcelona only managed to exchange baskets for a while, as the hosts entered the foul bonus too early and CSKA took avdantage. Brown followed free throws with a three-point play to give the guests a 46-59 margin. Bodiroga scored his first point in the 28th minute, but he and Navarro also were called for technical fouls, allowing Brown to extend CSKA's lead to 49-65 after 30 minutes.

Barcelona needed a quick comeback to get into the game and Navarro tried to provide one with a big three-pointer. But Holden immediately matched it on the other end to silence the crowd. The hosts could not find a way to the basket, while Andersen - who else? - stepped up with an incredible three-point play and Monya added a triple to seal the outcome, 54-77, with less than 7 minutes to go. It was now a question of pride for Barcelona, as Ilievski and Fucka fueled a 0-8 run to bring the hosts within 64-81. It didn't last long, as Papaloukas followed an alley-oop layup with a three-pointer, enough for CSKA to confirm itself as a top contender to make the FInal Four in Moscow in May.
Thursday, February 24, 2005
J.A. Casanova, Barcelona
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Referees: KOUKOULEKIDIS, STELIOS (GRE), COLUCCI, GENARO (ITA), FACCHINI, FABIO (ITA), ZYCH, WIESLAW (POL)
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FC Barcelona14231221
CSKA Moscow19162828
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CSKA Moscow19356391
FC Barcelona
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 ILIEVSKI, VLADO 33:15 21 5/10 3/4 2/2   2 2 2 2       2 2 21
7 FUCKA, GREGOR 29:45 7 3/10 0/1 1/2 3 7 10     3 2   3 3 7
9 DREJER, CHRISTIAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 BODIROGA, DEJAN 27:15 3 1/7 0/2 1/2   1 1     3     3 3 -8
11 NAVARRO, JUAN CARLOS 22:30 13 5/9 1/2   2   2 1   2   1 4 5 9
14 DE LA FUENTE, RODRIGO 26:45 8 2/6 0/2 4/4 1 3 4 2         3 3 8
18 ESPUÑA, RAMON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 ZIZIC, ANDRIJA 17:00 4 2/5     3 1 4         1 2 1 3
30 VAN DE HARE, REMON 3:15                              
32 SADA, VICTOR 5:45               1             1
42 DAVIS, DEVIN 23:00 10 4/7   2/2 4 4 8 1   3   1 2 1 11
44 GRIMAU, ROGER 11:30 4 2/2 0/3     1 1   1       2   1
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 70 24/56 4/14 10/12 13 21 34 7 3 11 2 3 21 18 55
        42.9% 28.6% 83.3%
Head coach: MONTES, JUAN
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
CSKA Moscow
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PAPALOUKAS, THEODOROS 17:15 11 3/4 1/2 2/2       4   1     1 1 12
5 BROWN, MARCUS 34:45 12 1/8 1/7 7/7 2 1 3 9 2 2     2 5 14
6 PANOV, SERGEY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 ANDERSEN, DAVID 27:45 27 11/12   5/7 3 8 11 1 1       2 6 41
9 DIKOUDIS, DIMOS 18:30 7 2/2 1/2   1 4 5     1 1   3 3 11
10 HOLDEN, J.R. 29:30 8 1/8 2/3 0/2 1 4 5 3 1 1     2 1 5
11 PASHUTIN, ZAKHAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MONIA, SERGEY 12:30 7 2/3 1/3   1 2 3   1   1   1   8
13 MUURSEPP, MARTIN 21:30 11 3/5 1/2 2/3 2 1 3 2 1 1   2 3 3 10
14 SAVRASENKO, ALEKSEY 12:15 4 2/2     1 2 3 2   3 1   2   5
21 GRANGER, ANTONIO 24:45 4 2/2 0/2   1 3 4   2       2   6
23 ZAVORUEV, VASILY 1:15                              
Team             2 2   1         2 5
Totals 200:00 91 27/46 7/21 16/21 12 27 39 21 9 9 3 2 18 21 117
        58.7% 33.3% 76.2%
Head coach: IVKOVIC, DUSAN
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