2014-15Top 16Round 10
March 13, 2015 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 USH CSKA

Teodosic leads CSKA over Efes and into playoffs

CSKA Moscow became the first team to claim a playoffs spot from Top 16 Group F by downing Anadolu Efes Istanbul 88-83 in the Russian capital on Friday. CSKA improved to 8-2 in the group and mathematically advanced to the next round, while Efes dropped to 4-6. Milos Teodosic led the winners with 20 points and 9 assists. Sasha Kaun added 16 points, Sonny Weems scored 13, Kyle Hines 11 and Vitaly Fridzon contributed 10 for CSKA. Stratos Perperoglou and Dontaye Draper led Efes with 14 points apiece. Nenad Krstic added 13 against his former team, Dario Saric had 12 and 9 rebounds, while Thomas Heurtel scored 10 points and dished 9 assists for the guests. Efes had a strong start and a three-pointer by Perperoglou gave the guests a 4-13 lead. A 12-2 run that Hines capped with a layup put CSKA briefly ahead, 16-15, but Cedi Osman and Draper helped Efes restore a 21-27 lead after 10 minutes. CSKA improved its defense in the second quarter and found a go-to guy in Weems to get a 33-30 lead. Teodosic and Fridzon helped the hosts to a a 43-39 edge at halftime. Efes bounced back after the break and a jump hook by Krstic tied it at 56-56. It didn't last long, however, as Fridzon and Kaun fueled a 10-1 run, which gave CSKA a 66-57 margin. Efes never gave up and a three-pointer by Draper brought the guests within 84-81 in the final minute, but a big basket by Nando De Colo and free throws by Weems helped CSKA seal the victory.

First quarter: Brilliant offense put Efes ahead

Kaun got CSKA going with a layup but Thomas Heurtel swished a one-handed floater and Dario Saric scored in transition for a 2-4 lead. Heurtel took over with an acrobatic fast break layup, before Kaun hit a jump hook. Krstic followed a close basket with a two-handed dunk after which CSKA called timeout at 4-10. CSKA brought in Teodosic and Nando De Colo to improve its ball circulation. Perperoglou struck from downtown, but Teodosic erased that with a three-point play. Aaron Jackson made free throws and a dunk by Andrey Vorontsevich brought the hosts within 11-13. After Saric scored down low, De Colo took over with a layup-plus-foul and then found Hines for an easy basket and a 16-15 CSKA lead. Cedi Osman stepped up with a coast-to-coast layup that Teodosic bettered with a three-pointer. Draper shined with a layup-plus-foul and Saric and Osman added free throws, but a dunk by Hines kept CSKA within 3. A foul shot by Stephane Lasme and a buzzer-beating layup by Osman gave Efes a 21-27 advantage after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Weems, Teodosic rescue CSKA

Hines stepped up with a power layup early in the quarter, as CSKA improved its defense to hold Efes scoreless for more than two minutes. Weems found space for an uncontested three-pointer. Lasme scored around the basket, but Teodosic found Kaun for an alley-oop slam. CSKA brought Victor Khryapa off the bench to play aggressive defense on Milko Bjelica. Meanwhile, a big dunk by Weems restored a 30-29 CSKA lead. Efes could not find the way to the basket and a three-pointer by Weems put CSKA back ahead, 33-30. Heurtel hit a technical foul shot and Draper sank a running shot to tie it at 33-33. Krstic provided a highlight with a big slam in traffic, but Teodosic answered from downtown in transition. Krstic scored again before Fridzon nailed one from beyond the arc. An off-balance basket by Hines gave CSKA a 41-37 lead. Free throws by Perperoglou and a jumper by Fridzon fixed the halftime score at 43-39.

Third quarter: Late run extends CSKA's lead

Vorontsevich shined with a tip-in immediately after the break. Perperoglou hit his trademark four-meter jumper from the elbow and a three-point play by Draper brought Efes within 45-44. Teodosic buried a corner triple and bettered Perperoglou's six-meter jumper with an outstanding four-point play for a 52-46 CSKA lead. Bjelica scored around the basket and Lasme brought Efes closer. Hines ignited the crowd with a ferocious dunk that Bjelica erased with a backdoor layup. De Colo stepped up with free throws, but Matt Janning matched him with a six-meter jumper and a jump hook by Krstic tied it at 56-56. Kaun dunked and Vorontsevich gave CSKA a 59-56 edge. Fridzon took over with a corner three-pointer off a screen and free throws by Kaun boosted the hosts' lead after an 8-0 run. Saric split free throws and a backdoor layup by Fridzon gave CSKA a 66-57 margin.

Fourth quarter: CSKA wins, seals playoffs berth

Perperoglou nailed a three-pointer early in the quarter. Vorontsevich hit a six-meter jumper, but Janning answered from downtown and Perperoglou hit free throws to close the gap to 68-65. Teodosic found Kaun for another alley-oop dunk, but Draper nailed one from beyond the arc to make it 70-68. Efes entered the foul bonus midway through the quarter and CSKA chose to play with more aggressiveness. Teodosic split free throws and sank a corner three-pointer for a 74-68 lead with four minutes left. Saric rescued Efes with a power layup. After Kaun split free throws, a three-pointer by Heurtel brought Efes within 75-73. Weems answered from downtown and a layup-plus-foul by Kaun seemed to seal the outcome at 81-73 with over 2 minutes left. However Saric hit a three-pointer, Krstic made free throws and Draper struck from downtown to make it 84-81 with 38.3 seconds left. De Colo took over with a driving layup, which allowed CSKA to win the game and claim a playoff spot.

Stephane Lasme - Anadolu Efes Istanbul - EB14
Friday, March 13, 2015
Euroleague.net
Referees: ROCHA, FERNANDO (POR), BOLTAUZER, MATEJ (SLO), PERUGA, CARLOS (ESP)
Attendance: 4711
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CSKA Moscow21222322
Anadolu Efes Istanbul27121826
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CSKA Moscow21436688
Anadolu Efes Istanbul27395783
CSKA Moscow
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 DE COLO, NANDO 25:09 9 3/9   3/3   2 2 4   1   1 1 5 11
4 TEODOSIC, MILOS 27:52 20 1/2 5/8 3/4   2 2 9 3 5     4 5 25
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 15:07 10 2/4 2/4           1       2   5
8 NICHOLS, DEMETRIS 3:53                 1 1     2   -2
9 JACKSON, AARON 16:34 2 0/2   2/2       1   1     1 1  
11 MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 8:57     0/2     1 1 1 1       3 1 -1
12 KOROBKOV, PAVEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 WEEMS, SONNY 25:39 13 1/6 3/6 2/2   5 5 4 1 1     3 3 14
20 VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY 30:44 7 3/4   1/2 3 6 9 1 1 1     1 2 16
24 KAUN, SASHA 22:32 16 6/10   4/5 1 5 6   1   3   3 6 24
31 KHRYAPA, VICTOR 6:05   0/1       1 1           2   -2
42 HINES, KYLE 17:28 11 5/10   1/2 3 3 6 2     1   2 3 15
Team           2 3 5               5
Totals 200:00 88 21/48 10/20 16/20 9 28 37 22 9 10 4 1 24 26 110
        43.8% 50% 80%
Head coach: ITOUDIS, DIMITRIS
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
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BALBAY, DOGUS 0:14                              
6 OSMAN, CEDI 14:49 6 2/2 0/3 2/2 1 2 3   1       2 2 7
7 PERPEROGLOU, STRATOS 27:47 14 2/4 2/5 4/4   2 2 2 1 2     4 4 12
8 BATUK, BIRKAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 SARIC, DARIO 26:18 12 3/7 1/2 3/5 4 5 9 1   2   1 1 4 15
10 DRAPER, DONTAYE 27:11 14 3/3 2/3 2/2   3 3 2 2 1     4 5 20
12 KRSTIC, NENAD 23:13 13 5/9   3/4 1 5 6 3 1 2   1 3 2 14
13 LASME, STEPHANE 11:41 5 2/2   1/2   3 3     1 1   2 1 6
23 JANNING, MATT 24:22 5 1/3 1/4     2 2 1   1   1 3   -2
31 HEURTEL, THOMAS 28:13 10 3/7 1/4 1/1       9 1 3     2 3 11
32 KILICLI, DENIZ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
51 BJELICA, MILKO 16:12 4 2/4 0/2     4 4 2   1   1 5 2 1
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 83 23/41 7/23 16/20 6 29 35 20 6 13 1 4 26 23 87
        56.1% 30.4% 80%
Head coach: IVKOVIC, DUSAN

Head Coaches

ITOUDIS, DIMITRIS
CSKA Moscow
"We have just won another important game at home against great opponent. Probably the game was not as good as was expected. From the moment we went down 4-10, we started to defend better. Efes controlled the pace in the first quarter, ran primary and secondary fast breaks, beat us on our glass. Still in the second quarter we established the game, played a good zone and match-up zone defense. At halftime we had a conversation in the locker room pointing out that the opponents have a bad three-point percentage and good one from two-point distance, so you can expect them to play a lot of drive-and-kicks, as they like, and passes out of the paint, especially from Krstic. They made 6 of 7 threes in the end, but we managed to preserve our win. I’d like to thank our fans who came tonight and supported the team. I think we deserved to win despite the first quarter. It was a tough game, Efes is a great team, very well-coached by a great coach. I think it deserved our concentration for 40 minutes. Like I said, we had a very sloppy start in the first quarter, but managed to establish a better defensive game - also in the third quarter we managed to do that. They were very bad on threes, but came back in the second half and really made some tough shots. We expected them to do that and in the end we have won and deserved it. Congratulations to the team, the players and our fans for the great atmosphere."
IVKOVIC, DUSAN
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"The game was not of as high quality as was expected. CSKA was better today and deserved to win. We opened the game well, but later for unbelievable reasons started shooting too many three-pointers and we made just 1 of 17 during a long stretch. There were too many easy baskets from both sides, as you can see the teams made 42 assists, which is probably close to a Euroleague record. At some moments we were close, but we did not have enough concentration to make the next step in the closing moments. Probably we just don’t have enough experience as we are actually a new team."

Players

HINES, KYLE
CSKA Moscow
"We played a very good team game today. At the same time it wasn’t a perfect game; we made a lot of mistakes. They made a lot of mistakes too. We let them score easy transition points. We had a bad start. This is where we have struggled in the last couple of games. "
KAUN, SASHA
CSKA Moscow
"I think we didn't play good in the first half and especially in the first quarter, in which we allowed 27 points. I think this is something we have to fix. After that, we played a lot better defense and that's the most important thing. We didn't turn the ball over on offense and played defense. We got stops and played good basketball. They got a little closer at the end, but Efes is a good team. It is not easy to play against a big team. They played well, competed and this is what basketball is all about."
BJELICA, MILKO
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"We were in the game for almost 40 minutes, it was very important for both teams – for CSKA to fight for first or second place, for us to step forward to the playoffs. We did not win, we lost in the end and now we have to turn to the next game. It will be important too. We had a couple of mistakes today – on defense and one-on-one. They were crucial. "