2012-13Top 16Round 13
March 28, 2013 CET: 17:45
Local time: 20:45 USH CSKA

CSKA blasts Madrid for 10th win

CSKA Moscow re-established itself as the team to beat in Top 16 Group E with an 81-72 victory over Real Madrid at Alexander Gomelskiy Universal Sports Hall in the Russian capital. Sonny Weems scored 21 points and Milos Teodosic added 17 points and 7 assists to pace CSKA, which improved to 10-3 in Group E and can finish atop the group if it beats Panathinaikos next week. Madrid slipped to 9-4, but remains in the hunt for home-court advantage in the playoffs. CSKA led from start to finish, taking control with aggressive defense and easy fast break baskets in the first quarter and never looking back. The lead peaked at 18 in the second and third quarters. Rudy Fernandez heated up in the third and helped Los Blancos trim the deficit to single figures. Though Madrid to make a serious challenge for the win, a late charge put the tiebreak into play; Madrid beat CSKA by 8 earlier in the Top 16. However the hosts managed to snatch that too in the closing seconds. Nenad Krstic finished with 16 points and Viktor Khryapa hauled in 11 rebounds for the winners. Fernandez was the man for Madrid in defeat with 24 points on 6-of-8 three-point shooting plus 6 rebounds and 3 assists – all team highs. Felipe Reyes added 10 points in defeat.

First quarter: Big lineup, great defense, fast breaks = CSKA control

CSKA used a new-look, big lineup from the start with Weems at shooting guard, Khryapa at small forward and Zoran Erceg starting at power forward. The hosts’ big guards, Teodosic and Weems, combined for 6 points on the first three possessions. In between Carlos Suarez broke the ice for Madrid with a three-pointer. CSKA continued to roll as Erceg nailed a triple before Madrid star Nikola Mirotic took a seat with his second foul just three minutes into the game. Suarez remained Madrid’s only scorer in the early minutes with a second three. After a Khyrapa basket on the break, all five CSKA starters had scored and the scoreboard showed 13-6 midway through the first quarter. Even after a timeout, CSKA’s defense suffocated Madrid, while the Khryapa/Teodosic duo teamed up to extend the lead to 11. Fernandez looked to revive the visitors with a three, though CSKA remained in control with more fast break points. Mirza Begic scored Madrid’s first two-point basket, Fernandez added free throws and Reyes netted a hook shot to trim the gap before Weems beat the first-quarter buzzer with a jumper that made it 24-15.

Second quarter: Hosts refuse to let up as lead hits 18

Marcus Slaughter scored inside to open the second quarter, but a pair of Weems scores restored a double-digit CSKA margin. Slaughter remained a nuisance as he took a lob from Sergio Rodriguez for a high-flying alley-oop slam. Krstic scored inside on consecutive possessions and then – after a TV timeout – added free throws to make it 34-19. Aaron Jackson extended the advantage to 17 before Rudy nailed a three-pointer. However two more easy baskets for Krstic inflated the lead to 40-22. Rodriguez’s first basket was matched by Jackson on the offensive glass. Rodriguez helped trim the gap some more with free throws and an alley-oop assist to Slaughter. Theo Papaloukas free throws left CSKA in control, 44-28, at halftime.

Third quarter: Rudy revives Madrid with 0-9 run

Weems found space in the corner for a three-pointer to open the second half, though Rudy soon matched him. Mirotic got involved with a block of Sasha Kaun on defense and an alley-oop layup off a Fernandez pass to trim the gap to 47-34. Rudy beat the shot-clock buzzer with a long three to complete a 0-9 run and get his team within 10. Kaun scored over Begic to revive the home team. Rudy’s third three of the quarter made it 51-42. Weems responded immediately with a layup-plus-foul and Khryapa followed with a driving layup as CSKA regained control. Mirotic answered with a three-point play, only for Krstic to do the same at the other end. A technical foul on Rodriguez allowed Weems to score 4 more points – 2 on free throws and 2 from a jumper – to make it 61-45. A Fernandez runner was cancelled out by Papaloukas as CSKA coasted into the fourth quarter ahead 63-47.

Fourth quarter: CSKA hangs on as final minute revolves around tiebreaker

Slaughter soared on the offensive glass for a slam, however with Jaycee Carroll struggling to complement the Madrid attack, the hosts had trouble making a run. Krstic sank a long jumper before Rudy and Teodosic traded threes. Carroll finally got his first points, a triple to make it 68-56. Fernandez scored an acrobatic layup to keep Madrid alive. Vladimir Micov fed Kaun for a slam to leave CSKA ahead by 14 midway through the quarter. Reyes gave Madrid hope with 5 points. Carroll followed with a pair of baskets – the second from a steal – to claw within 74-67. Weems hit back with a clutch jumper with a minute and a half to go. A Rodriguez layup flipped the lead to 7 again. Teodosic dished to a cutting Jackson. Rudy missed a pair of free throws, Teodosic split 2 and Reyes made 2 to make it 79-71. In the end Krstic free throws helped give Moscow the needed difference and an 81-72 victory.

Milos Teodosic - CSKA Moscow - EB12
Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Referees: ROCHA, FERNANDO (POR), LOTTERMOSER, ROBERT (GER), SAHIN, TOLGA (ITA)
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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 32:54 17 6/10 1/4 2/4   4 4 7 1 2   2 2 5 19
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR 17:54   0/3 0/2     1 1 2   1   1 1 1 -4
7 JACKSON, AARON 15:30 8 4/4 0/1   1 1 2 1         3 1 8
11 SOKOLOV, DMITRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 KRSTIC, NENAD 23:35 16 6/9   4/5 2 2 4   1 1     1 3 18
13 WEEMS, SONNY 33:50 21 7/11 1/5 4/5   3 3 4   1   1 3 4 18
17 ERCEG, ZORAN 12:18 3 0/2 1/2     1 1   1 1     2   -1
20 VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY 2:51                   1     2   -3
24 KAUN, SASHA 20:33 6 3/4     1 3 4 1 1 2   1 4 1 5
31 KHRYAPA, VICTOR 31:30 6 3/3 0/1   2 9 11 3   3 1   4 5 18
33 PONKRASHOV, ANTON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
44 PAPALOUKAS, THEODOROS 9:05 4 1/1   2/2 1 2 3 1     1     1 10
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 81 30/47 3/15 12/16 8 28 36 19 4 12 2 5 22 21 91
        63.8% 20% 75%
Head coach: MESSINA, ETTORE
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
Real Madrid
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 DRAPER, DONTAYE 3:46   0/1           1   1   1 2   -4
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY 30:48 24 2/3 6/8 2/4 1 5 6 3   1 1   3 5 30
8 SUAREZ, CARLOS 23:39 6   2/4   1 2 3 2           1 10
9 REYES, FELIPE 22:37 10 3/4 0/1 4/7 2 2 4   2 4     5 5 7
12 MIROTIC, NIKOLA 15:55 5 2/4 0/1 1/1 1 4 5 2 1 3 2   3 2 8
13 RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO 20:21 7 2/5 0/3 3/4   4 4 3   1     2 3 7
15 HETTSHEIMEIR, RAFAEL 6:08   0/1 0/1   1   1           1   -2
16 BEGIC, MIRZA 16:18 5 2/5   1/2 1 3 4   1   2 1 1 3 9
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE 20:01 7 2/8 1/3   2 2 4 2 1       1 2 7
23 LLULL, SERGIO 21:12   0/2 0/3     1 1 2   1     2 1 -4
44 SLAUGHTER, MARCUS 19:15 8 4/4     1   1 1 1 1     2   8
Team           1 1 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 72 17/37 9/24 11/18 11 24 35 16 6 13 5 2 22 22 77
        45.9% 37.5% 61.1%
Head coach: LASO, PABLO

Head Coaches

MESSINA, ETTORE
CSKA Moscow
"It was an important win obviously. Congratulations to my players – they prepared well, with good poise and patience, we had unbelievable atmosphere in the team for past two weeks. Now we have to focus on the game against Panathinaikos. As for this game, we played great in the first half. We had 11 more possessions than the opponents thanks to steals, a small number of turnovers and good rebounding. And you should remember that we did it against great team which usually scores a lot. In the second half we defended not so well, but we managed to control all crucial situations and won with the difference we needed."
LASO, PABLO
Real Madrid
"Congratulations to CSKA, they won the game due to the great first half in which they were point blank better than us, played better defense, rebounded the ball. We weren’t able to control the game. But in the second half we contested most of their shots, rebounded better and were able to compete against a great team as CSKA. Unfortunately, we could not make some important free throws in the end, which would have let us come closer, but we know - this is basketball. CSKA deserved to win, they were better than us. We knew that we are in the tough group and we will do our best to improve the situation in the last game."

Players

WEEMS, SONNY
CSKA Moscow
"We came to win this game and wanted to get first place. We played as a team, especially in defense – very well in the first half. We jumped on them quick and they lost their balance a little bit. In second half they made a few shots as a good team may do. It’s a team of shooters, so they made three-point shots. The main thing is we stopped them with good defense, rebounds. Fortunately we won, for sure it’s an important victory for us. "
TEODOSIC, MILOS
CSKA Moscow
"We played really good as a team. It's easy to make 7 assists when you have teammates like I have. It's all because of them. What’s important is that we won by 9 points and are very close to taking first place in the group. We never stopped believing in ourselves."
FERNANDEZ, RUDY
Real Madrid
"It was a difficult game for us. CSKA played a high-quality game in the first half. Now we need to be together. It depends on us to win our next game with Efes and take the place in the playoffs. Congratulations to CSKA."