2012-13Top 16Round 10
March 06, 2013 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 STECHERT ARENA

CSKA marches out of Bamberg with 20-point win

CSKA Moscow rolled to an important 58-78 road win over Brose Baskets Bamberg at Stechert Arena on Wednesday night to remain in the battle for a top spot in Top 16 Group E. The Russian champs never trailed after the opening minute en route to their seventh win alongside just three losses, which leaves CSKA in third place and just one win out of second. Bamberg dropped its 10th in a row to remain in the Group E cellar. Nenad Krstic led a balanced CSKA attack with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, while Vladimir Micov added 17 off the bench. Milos Teodosic delivered 16 points and 8 assists, Sonny Weems scored 11, Sasha Kaun 10 and Andrey Vorontsevich hauled in 11 rebounds for the visitors, who dominated the boards 24-41. Sharrod Ford paced Bamberg with 16 points and Matt Walsh added 13 points and 8 rebounds.

First quarter: Krstic starts strong to lead Moscow

CSKA coach Ettore Messina made one change to his starting lineup with Aaron Jackson starting for Aleksey Zozulin alongside Teodosic, Krstic, Sonny Weems and Sasha Kaun. Bamberg coach Chris Fleming meanwhile sent out the same five from last week in Karsten Tadda, Casey Jacobsen, Jeremiah Massey, Anton Gavel and Maik Zirbes. Massey started with the first basket for Bamberg with a drive to the basket. Moscow followed with the next 6 points on two Kaun dunks and a jumper from the left corner by Weems for a 2-6 CSKA lead and a Bamberg timeout. Teodosic came out of the timeout with a three and after two inside scores by Zirbes nailed another triple to open a 6-14 advantage for the guests. Gavel answered with a triple of his own before Krstic began to take over inside with a three-point play. Matt Walsh nailed a three-pointer to make it 12-17, but Krstic scored three more baskets to push the cushion to 14-23. Bostjan Nachbar made free throws and Gavel a late jumper to trim the gap to 18-23 after one quarter.

Second quarter: Micov and Teodosic carry CSKA

Micov started the second quarter with a fast break layup for an 18-25 Moscow advantage and an immediate Bamberg timeout. Nachbar responded with a three to make it 21-25. Micov hit a floater and a triple as CSKA pushed the lead to 21-32. It was still an 11-point gap after Teodosic’s layup. But Walsh nailed a long ball and put back his own miss before Jacobsen drained a three-pointer to trim the deficit to 31-35. After a Moscow timeout, Teodosic countered with a trey of his own and Weems scored on the break as Moscow went up 31-40. Jacobsen and Ford cut it to 35-40 but Teodosic and Micov both nailed another three balls from the left corner as Moscow was up 35-46 at the break.

Third quarter: Bamberg unable to cut into deficit

Jacobsen opened the scoring in the second half with a driving layup. Kaun’s foul shots were CSKA’s first points. Zirbes sandwiched inside baskets around an Aaron Jackson triple before Kaun’s alley-oop started an 0-6 run with Micov and Teodosic both scoring again to push the lead to 41-57. Ford knocked down a fall away jumper to stop the surge temporarily but CSKA veteran Theo Papaloukas found Krstic for a layup and then nailed a triple to a 45-62 lead. Ford’s free throws cut the deficit to 47-62 after three quarters.

Fourth quarter: Offensive rebounds, back-to-back triples finish off Bamberg

Bamberg started the fourth quarter with the first 6 points on a triple by Ford and 3 foul shots by Walsh to make it 53-62. Krstic finally got Moscow on the board with two free throws and then nailed a jumper after two CSKA offensive rebounds to push the advantage to 53-66. Ford and Walsh scored to cut the gap to 57-66 with more than four minutes left but Micov and Weems both nailed triples from the left side to make it 57-72 with just more than three minutes left. Bamberg failed to execute and Micov knocked down a turn-around jumper as the lead grew to 57-74. Weems added two more scores to his tally down the stretch.

Vladimir Micov - CSKA Moscow - EB12
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
David Hein, Bamberg - Euroleague.net
Referees: ARTEAGA, JUAN CARLOS (ESP), SHULGA, BORIS (UKR), FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE)
Attendance: 6800
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Brose Baskets Bamberg18171211
CSKA Moscow23231616
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Brose Baskets Bamberg18354758
CSKA Moscow23466278
Brose Baskets Bamberg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 NACHBAR, BOSTJAN 15:37 5 0/2 1/3 2/2   1 1     1     1 2 2
9 TADDA, KARSTEN 21:38   0/1       1 1 1 1 1     1 1 1
12 SCHMIDT, DANIEL 5:01                   1     2   -3
14 NEUMANN, PHILIPP 15:36               1   1     2   -2
15 FORD, SHARROD 22:31 16 4/6 1/3 5/6   2 2   1   1 1 2 3 15
23 JACOBSEN, CASEY 30:28 7 2/4 1/4   1 2 3 1   1       2 7
24 MASSEY, JEREMIAH 20:12 2 1/3 0/2     3 3 1 1   1   1 1 4
25 GAVEL, ANTON 33:13 7 2/5 1/7     1 1 4 1     1 1 2 4
33 ZIRBES, MAIK 9:57 8 4/7 0/1   4   4     1     2   5
44 OGILVY, ANDREW JAMES DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
55 WALSH, MATT 25:47 13 2/6 2/4 3/3 2 6 8 1 1 2     2 6 19
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 58 15/34 6/24 10/11 8 16 24 9 5 8 2 2 14 17 53
        44.1% 25% 90.9%
Head coach: FLEMING, CHRIS
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 TEODOSIC, MILOS 35:08 16 2/4 4/8     4 4 8 1 1     2   20
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR 25:46 17 4/7 3/6   2 1 3 2   1     2 2 15
7 JACKSON, AARON 18:36 3 0/2 1/2         1       2 4 1 -4
11 SOKOLOV, DMITRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 KRSTIC, NENAD 30:28 17 7/12   3/3 3 5 8 4   1 1   1 5 28
13 WEEMS, SONNY 31:07 11 4/8 1/4   1 2 3 1   5     1   2
14 ZOZULIN, ALEKSEY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 ERCEG, ZORAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY 23:09   0/1     4 7 11 2 1 1     2 1 11
24 KAUN, SASHA 22:57 10 4/5   2/4 3 2 5     2 1   3 3 11
31 KHRYAPA, VICTOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
44 PAPALOUKAS, THEODOROS 12:49 4   1/1 1/2   2 2 4         2 2 9
Team           1 4 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 78 21/39 10/21 6/9 14 27 41 22 2 12 2 2 17 14 96
        53.8% 47.6% 66.7%
Head coach: MESSINA, ETTORE

Head Coaches

FLEMING, CHRIS
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"Moscow was clearly better. I thought that we did some good things. I think we picked ourselves up in that second quarter and had a few minutes where we got ourselves back in the game. We were down 15 going into the fourth and we wanted to cut it to under 10 in the last five minutes and give ourselves a chance. We did that in the zone and we were also able to capitalize offensively. We just couldn’t rebound out of that zone. That’s what cost us the game in the end."
MESSINA, ETTORE
CSKA Moscow
"It’s obviously an important win, just like every win on the road. Also, it’s not easy to beat a tough team like Bamberg four times in one season. We played very good defense. We rebounded very well. If you take away the stretch where we turned the ball over too much, we can be satisfied. "

Players

JACOBSEN, CASEY
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"We were not tough enough. It’s disappointing. We realize that CSKA is a good team, but I really thought tonight would be the time we would break through and get a win in front of our home fans. We looked a little tired at the end of the game. We couldn’t get any rebounds. We probably gave up 10 offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter alone. And when you play against a team that big and that good, you give them extra possessions and it’s going to be a long night. And that’s what it was tonight."
JACKSON, AARON
CSKA Moscow
"It was a good victory for us, especially defensive wise. We’re trying to get our confidence back. The road win is something for our confidence to help us find our game and finish the Top 16 well. Defensively we played really good. We put a lot of ball pressure to start the game and controlled the game. And we’re grateful for it."