2012-13PlayoffsGame 2
April 12, 2013 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 USH CSKA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
78.7 Points 76.8
33.4 Rebounds 33.1
8.1 O. Rebounds 10.9
25.3 D. Rebounds 22.2
17.9 Assists 15.9
6.4 Steals 5.9
3.6 Blocks 2.2
13.6 Turnovers 12.5
56.3 % 2PT 52.2 %
40.1 % 3PT 35.3 %
73.6 % FT 77.1 %
93.1 Index 81.0

Player Stats

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14.2 / Weems Points 14.3 / Lampe
7.4 / Khryapa Rebounds 6.0 / Lampe
1.5 / Kaun OR 2.0 / Lampe
6.4 / Khryapa DR 4.0 / Lampe
5.1 / Teodosic Assists 4.6 / Heurtel
1.6 / Khryapa Steals 1.1 / Cook
1.2 / Kaun Blocks 0.6 / Pleiss
3.1 / Teodosic Turnovers 2.2 / Heurtel
72.8 % / Kaun 2PT 75.0 % / Cabezas
100.0 % / Krstic 3PT 50.0 % / Oleson
92.9 % / Vorontsevich FT 95.5 % / Cabezas
17.6 / Krstic Index 14.1 / Lampe


Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
1-0 Playoffs 0-1
11-3 Top 16 8-6
9-1 Regular Season 4-6
21-4 Overall 12-13


Crew Chief
PUKL,SASA, Slovenia

The Take

Barely 48 hours after a big battle in the Russian capital, CSKA Moscow hosts Caja Laboral Vitoria in Game 2 of their best-of-five series playoffs on Friday. CSKA beat Vitoria 89-78 behind 19 points from Sonny Weems and 17 from Milos Teodosic. Fabien Causeur led Vitoria with 17 points off the bench. CSKA has a 12-1 playoffs home record but Vitoria has been able to win playoffs series without the home court advantage in the past. As such, get ready for pivotal Game 2 which promises to be a physical, tough, exciting battle.

Vitoria needs to stop Teodosic to improve its chances of winning Game 2 and turning around CSKA's homecourt advantage. Teodosic has rising to the occasion since the start of the Top 16, shooting with great accuracy and distributing the ball. CSKA, however, has more options at point guard such as quick playmaker Aaron Jackson and former Euroleague MVP Theo Papaloukas. Teodosic must try to control the game tempo against pass-first veteran playmaker Omar Cook. Jackson and Papaloukas must be ready to guard Thomas Heurtel, whose driving skills and athleticism can give the hosts trouble. Weems and Vladimir Micov will see most playing time at the wings. Micov provides an all-around game and great accuracy from the arc while Weems brings athleticism, instant offense and great determination. Weems faces a critical matchup against Andres Nocioni, whose explosiveness, rebounding skills and experience make him Vitoria's leader. Nocioni, however, will also see face versatile forward Viktor Khryapa, who is seeing playing time at small forward lately. Micov and Jackson - when CSKA coach Ettore Messina opts to use twin point guards - must be ready to go against Causeur and Fernando San Emeterio, a do-it-all swingman with experience and great talent. Khryapa wants to keep his personal momentum going for the Russian champs, doing everything it takes to lead CSKA to another win. He leads a deep frontcourt that also features Sasha Kaun, Nenad Krstic and Andrey Vorontsevich. Krstic using his post skills and mid-range jumpers against Maciej Lampe is another key matchup, while Laboral needs to counter Kaun's aggressiveness with shot-blocker Tibor Pleiss. The Bjelica boys - Milko and Nemanja, not related - will face Khryapa and Zoran Erceg with the task of lifting their games at both ends of the floor.

Vitoria needs to play really aggressive, make the most out of his advantage at both wings, using San Emeterio and Nocioni's experience to dominate the game tempo. It also needs Cook to limit Teodosic and control the game tempo. CSKA must be its usual self on offense, sharing the ball to find open shots, even in transition. It needs to get Krstic and Kaun involved down low and expect Khryapa to make the difference at power forward with his all-around game.
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Quotes Head Coaches

CSKA Moscow
"As it usually happens during the playoff series you have to forget about the result of the Game 1, was it good or bad. We expect the next game to be even more physical and we have to improve our defense and rebounding. At the same time we had very good offensive flow in the Game 1, we shared the ball and shot well. We have to continue to play with the same sense of togetherness."


CSKA Moscow
"We are CSKA and we have a better team but we have to prove it on the court. I think we were good on defense and moved the ball well but we had problems with boxing out the players, they had some offensive rebounds and scored second-chance points. We will rest a little and we will be ready for the different game."

CSKA dominates Vitoria for 2-0 series lead

CSKA Moscow struggled in the first quarter, but when it got going, the Russian champs put the game away. CSKA dominated Caja Laboral Vitoria 90-68 in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five playoffs series Friday at Alexander Gomelskiy CSKA Universal Sports Hall in the Russian capital. The hosts scored almost as will, making 31 of 43 two-point shots. The hosts also dominated the boards 35-24. Sasha Kaun, Nenad Krstic and Zoran Erceg all scored 16 to lead the winners. Milos Teodosic added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists, while Vladimir Micov netted 11 and Viktor Khryapa tallied 9 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Maciej Lampe, who missed the entire second quarter with foul trouble, led the Caja Laboral attack with 19 points. Fernando San Emeterio scored 13 and Fabien Causeur 12. Lampe started strong as Caja Laboral grabbed a 12-21 edge, but CSKA countered with runs on 9-0, 15-2 and 14-0 in the middle two quarters to take a convincing lead and never let up. Game 3 – and if necessary Game 4 – will be in Vitoria, Spain, next week.

First quarter: Lampe leads Vitoria strong start

CSKA went inside early for baskets from Erceg and Kaun. Lampe kept Vitoria even before the hosts heated up. Despite a pair of missed free throws from Lampe, Andres Nocioni’s first points and a triple from Omar cook boosted Vitoria to 4-9. Nocioni followed an Erceg slam with a triple for a 6-point edge. Teodosic got involved as he drove the lane for a basket-plus-foul – Lampe’s second foul. Lampe remained in and kept his team in front with a triple. Lampe reached 9 personal points before his steal led to a Nocioni basket. A Fabien Causeur jumper left the crowd silenced with the score 12-21. However the momentum shifted with a basket-plus-foul from Krstic – the third foul for the Vitoria center, who took a seat on the bench. Cook connected from downtown and his steal and assist to Causeur kept Caja Laboral firmly in front. Sonny Weems drove the lane for a last-second layup to make it 20-26 through 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Runs of 9-0, 15-2 put CSKA firmly in control

CSKA continued its comeback from the start of the second quarter. Kaun free throws and an Erceg triple brought the hosts within 1. Khryapa then sliced the Vitoria defense with a perfect pass to Kaun for a two-handed slam that capped a 9-0 run. Thomas Heurtel found Tibor Pleiss inside off a broken play to end a four-and-a-half minute Vitoria scoring drought. A short jumper by Krstic tied the game at 31-31 midway through the quarter. Teodosic restored a CSKA lead with a nifty drive and finger roll before nailing a triple. Nemanja Bjelica tipped in a San Emetrio miss, but the hosts kept the pressure on with buckets by the big men, Kaun and Krstic. A Jackson layup capped a 15-2 CSKA charge. San Emeterio revived Vitoria with 4 quick points only to see Krstic finish the half with a jumper that made it 44-37.

Third quarter: Hosts pull away with 14 unanswered points

A blown defensive assignment left Khryapa open for a slam at the start of the second half. San Emeterio countered with a layup. Kaun and Lampe traded free throws before an impressive pass from Teodosic left Erceg with a layup and CSKA with a 49-41 lead. After Lampe and Kaun traded baskets, Khryapa’s baseline jumper made it a 10-point game. CSKA’s big men had another highlight in store as Erceg sent a laser pass to cutting Khryapa for a slam-and-foul. A Teodosic triple extended the lead to 61-43 and resulted in a Vitoria timeout. Khryapa capped a 14-0 run with a touchdown pass to Erceg for a layup and a 20-point lead. San Emeterio and Lampe scored for the visitors only to see Krstic match them each time. Fabien Causeur beat the third-quarter buzzer to make it 69-50 at the end of the quarter.

Fourth quarter: CSKA piles onto lead and cruises to victory

San Emeterio and Pleiss added baskets for Vitoria, but before long a Micov triple restored a 20-point margin. Any remaining doubts regarding the outcome were put to rest after Milko Bjelica committed an unsportsmanlike foul on Jackson. A Teodosic triple later lifted the margin to 83-58 midway through the quarter. Khryapa took the lead to 29 en route to victory.

Milos Teodosic - CSKA Moscow - EB12
Friday, April 12, 2013
Attendance: 4869
By Quarter1234
CSKA Moscow20242521
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria26111318
End of Quarter1234
CSKA Moscow20446990
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria26375068
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 27:08 14 2/2 3/6 1/1   6 6 7   4     1 3 22
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR 15:08 11 4/6 1/3   1 1 2 2 1 2   1 4 1 6
7 JACKSON, AARON 16:59 6 2/3   2/2   1 1 1 1     1 1 3 9
11 SOKOLOV, DMITRY 4:36           1 1           2   -1
12 KRSTIC, NENAD 20:04 16 8/9   0/1 1 1 2 1   1     1 2 17
13 WEEMS, SONNY 25:58 2 1/3 0/2     3 3 3 1 2     3 1 1
17 ERCEG, ZORAN 23:24 16 4/5 2/3 2/2 1 3 4 1 1       1 2 21
20 VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 KAUN, SASHA 28:52 16 6/7   4/6 1   1       2   2 5 19
31 KHRYAPA, VICTOR 24:15 9 4/5 0/1 1/1 1 8 9 5 2 1 1   1 3 25
33 PONKRASHOV, ANTON 2:43   0/2     1   1 2       1 1   -1
44 PAPALOUKAS, THEODOROS 10:53   0/1 0/1     4 4 2 3 3   1 1   2
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 90 31/43 6/16 10/13 6 29 35 24 9 13 3 4 18 20 121
        72.1% 37.5% 76.9%
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
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 NOCIONI, ANDRES 30:10 7 2/3 1/3     4 4   1 1 2   4 4 10
10 COOK, OMAR 21:37 6 0/1 2/4         3 2 1     3   4
11 BJELICA, MILKO 25:38 2 1/3 0/3   3   3 2   1     3 3 1
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 23:04 13 5/7 0/1 3/3 1 1 2   3 4   1 1 3 12
21 PLEISS, TIBOR 13:37 4 2/3     1 2 3       1   1   6
22 HEURTEL, THOMAS 18:23   0/2 0/4     1 1 6 1 2   1 1 1 -1
24 JELINEK, DAVID 2:43                              
30 LAMPE, MACIEJ 23:09 19 5/7 1/1 6/10   6 6   1 1     3 5 21
42 CALBARRO, UNAI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
44 BJELICA, NEMANJA 17:36 5 1/5 1/4   1 2 3   1   1 1 3   -1
55 CAUSEUR, FABIEN 24:03 12 3/5 2/2     2 2 4 1 2     1 2 16
Totals 200:00 68 19/36 7/22 9/13 6 18 24 15 10 12 4 3 20 18 68
        52.8% 31.8% 69.2%
Head coach: TABAK, ZAN

Head Coaches

CSKA Moscow
"I just have to say bravo to my players. It is not easy to beat a good team like Caja Laboral two times in three days and especially to play even better in the second game. We were down in the beginning, but I don’t think that was because of lack of effort. I think we were a bit tired and we needed time for our engines to start. I think Aaron Jackson played big role in making the team play at full speed. He did not score a lot – just 6 points – but he pushed the team. I am happy that in the first half the team did not panic, it remained calm and raised the defensive level. All of us can be proud of the second and third quarters. But the truth is that we just defended the home-court advantage. Now we go to Vitoria, a city of pride, and we will play a different game there. They will fight from the warm-up. We have to work with the same sense of togetherness we have now. Game by game we look more like a team."
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
"We fought for two quarters only. In the third quarter the home team kept a good flow on offense and did not allow us anything on defense. Basically the game was over in the third quarter. We tried hard to get back in the game, but never succeeded. CSKA is one of two or three best teams in Europe. We just hope to do a better job on our court."


CSKA Moscow
"In the beginning of the game we played bad defense, but then scored lots of open shots. In the second and the two next quarters we were very aggressive and got a 25-point advantage. It seems like it was an easy game, but it wasn’t. In the next game, Caja Laboral will have home court and we expect a really tough game. We’ll try to show our best there and win the third one."
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
"We started the game really good and didn’t let them play in offense or take rebounds. Then we just made couple of mistakes and CSKA punished us each time. That’s why they came back in the game and took a 20-point advantage. But on this court it’s difficult for us to come back as our opponent did."
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