2011-12Regular SeasonRound 3
November 02, 2011 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 ARENA ZAGREB

CSKA Moscow blasted KK Zagreb 47-89

CSKA Moscow stayed undefeated in regular season Group B by simply overwhelming KK Zagreb Croatia Osiguranje 47-89 in Croatia on Wednesday. CSKA improved to 3-0 and got close to sealing an early Top 16 spot, while Zagreb dropped to 0-3. Nenad Krstic led the winners with 15 points. Andrei Kirilenko added 14, Andrey Vorontsevich had 12 and Sammy Mejia 10 for CSKA. Krunoslav Simon scored 15 points for Zagreb, which was without big man Sean May. Mario Kasun added 14 for the hosts. In two of the biggest keys to this game, CSKA downed 11 of 20 three-pointers (55%) and committed just 8 turnovers. Kirilenko led CSKA to a 13-22 margin after 10 minutes. CSKA boosted its margin to 24-45 at halftime and then again to 35-67 after 30 minutes to keep full control of the game until the final buzzer.

Simon opened the scoring with a layup and Kasun scored on assist by Dario Saric. The visitors needed two-and-a half minutes to score their first points, but then within the next 60 seconds Viktor Khryapa and Krstic scored easy lay-ups and Milos Teodosic hit the first three-pointer of the game for a 4-7 lead. Ramunas Siskauskas and Khryapa extended the CSKA run and then Kirilenko sunk a three-pointer and couple of free throws to make it 4-16 after six minutes. A Simon hook shot ended a 0-16 run and Kasun added couple of mid-range jump shots, but Krstic and Kirilenko used good ball movement for 6 easy points to keep Zagreb at a comfortable distance. With Saric hitting Zagreb’s first three-point shot of the game, the first quarter ended with visitors up 13-22.

Kirilenko opened the second quarter with a three-pointer of his own and added a couple more free throws to become the first double-digit scorer of the game. Zagreb failed to score in the first three minutes of the second quarter until Papa Diasse hit a sweet shot of the glass, but soon after the CSKA lead rocketed to 17-38 lead after Darjus Lavrinovic, Vorontsevich and Aleksey Shved scored back-to-back-to-back three-pointers midway through the quarter. After a timeout by Zagreb head coach Vladimir Androic, Simon continued the three-point barrage and Zagreb came a little closer with Kasun’s nice move in the paint and with Damir Mulaomerovic hitting another three. But in the final minute of the second quarter Teodosic assisted Kirilenko for an alley-up dunk and Krstic scored a layup at the buzzer to end the first half with CSKA in control 24-45.

Siskauskas scored a layup in transition and hit from behind the arc to make it 26-50 in the beginning of the third quarter. Diasse and Krstic exchange baskets from close range and an easy layup by Khryapa extended the lead to 28-55. The Serbian duo contributed, Krstic from inside the paint and Teodosic from the free throw line, before a Kasun tip-in ended the CSKA 2-12 run that pushed the lead to 28-59. Jamont Gordon scored next 5 points for the visitors while on the other side, Ante Masic made a three-pointer and Simon scored both free throws before Shved ended the third quarter with a pull-up jumper that gave CSKA 35-66 lead going into final 10 minutes.

Vorontsevich and Masic traded three-point shots on the first two possessions of the fourth quarter, and Masic scored another one couple of minutes later. Mejia made a tough driving layup in the crowd as CSKA continued to run the floor, and Zagreb tried to disrupt visitors’ rhythm with zone defense, but Vorontsevich hit two threes from the right corner to make it 43-79. Miralem Halilovic dunked for the very first Euroleague basket of his career, but 0-10 run led by Mejia gave CSKA its largest lead of the night, 45-89, just before the end.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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Referees: HIERREZUELO, DANIEL (ESP), SAHIN, TOLGA (ITA), RUTESIC, ZDRAVKO (MNE)
Attendance: 4003
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KK Zagreb
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MULAOMEROVIC, DAMIR 15:35 2 1/4 0/1   1   1           1 1 -1
5 MASIC, ANTE 14:45 9   3/5   1 1 2           2   7
6 HALILOVIC, MIRALEM 7:33 2 1/2     1   1     1   1 1   -1
7 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV 38:06 15 5/11 1/7 2/2   5 5 2   1   1 2 3 9
9 BABIC, PETAR 10:08               2   1     2   -1
10 KASUN, MARIO 35:55 14 6/18   2/2 5 4 9     4 1 3 3 3 5
12 DIA, PAPA 17:01 2 1/5     2 2 4 1 1 3   1   1 1
21 GARRETT, DIANTE 11:39   0/1 0/1         3   2   1 1 1 -2
22 RANCIC, DAMIR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
31 OZBOLT, SASO 10:33   0/1     1 1 2 1           1 3
35 SARIC, DARIO 19:14 3 0/3 1/3   2 3 5 1   3 1 1 3 2  
42 HEYTVELT, JOSH 19:31   0/2 0/1   2 5 7   1 2   1 3   -1
Team           5 1 6     1         5
Totals 200:00 47 14/47 5/18 4/4 20 22 42 10 2 18 2 9 18 12 24
        29.8% 27.8% 100%
Head coach: ANDROIC, VLADIMIR
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 18:41 5   1/3 2/2   2 2 6   1     1 2 11
7 LAVRINOVIC, DARJUS 14:02 3 0/2 1/1   1 2 3     1     2 1 2
8 SISKAUSKAS, RAMUNAS 14:00 7 2/3 1/2     3 3             2 10
11 MEJIA, SAMMY 16:31 10 3/4 1/2 1/1 1 1 2 1 2 2   1 1 1 10
12 KRSTIC, NENAD 20:16 15 7/10   1/1 2 3 5   1 1 2   1 2 20
15 KIRILENKO, ANDREI 24:32 14 2/3 2/3 4/4 1 6 7 2 1   3 1 1 3 26
20 VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY 21:20 12 0/3 4/6   3 3 6 1 2   2       18
23 SHVED, ALEXEY 24:57 7 1/4 1/2 2/2       7   1     2 1 8
24 KAUN, SASHA 5:42 2 1/2   0/1   1 1       1   1 1 2
31 KHRYAPA, VICTOR 18:40 7 2/5 0/1 3/4 1 3 4   2 1     2 3 8
33 PONKRASHOV, ANTON 5:42                 1 1          
44 GORDON, JAMONT 15:37 7 3/5   1/2   1 1 2 1   1   1 2 10
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 89 21/41 11/20 14/17 9 26 35 19 10 8 9 2 12 18 126
        51.2% 55% 82.4%
Head coach: KAZLAUSKAS, JONAS

Head Coaches

ANDROIC, VLADIMIR
KK Zagreb
"The difference in quality between these two teams is huge, and the final score shows that difference. CSKA Moscow’s roster is filled with several quality players in all positions and unfortunately we cannot compete with them. I think my players showed more energy than in previous games, but our opponents were faster, taller and stronger. It is strange that some of the players gave their maximum and we still lost by more than 40 points, but that was the reality for us in this game. We had lot of offensive rebounds, but we did not capitalize on them, shooting below 30%. I think there is some fear in my players and I am not sure why that is."
KAZLAUSKAS, JONAS
CSKA Moscow
"I’m very happy; we played a good game. We kept our concentration for almost the entire 40 minutes and played very good defense, but the only thing that I am not happy about is rebounds. We lost lot of rebounds, so I can’t say everything was OK. But I have to be happy with how we helped each other, how we played defense, how we rotated. Generally, on offense, we did not make lot of mistakes, we were disciplined, we took the shots we have to take and we passed the ball to the guy who was in good position."

Players

MASIC, ANTE
KK Zagreb
"The difference is huge between the two teams. They are lot better than us. CSKA Moscow is one of the biggest favorites in this Euroleague season, and they showed that on the court tonight, even though I think they did not play up to their maximum."
GORDON, JAMONT
CSKA Moscow
"We came out focused today. Lately we have been playing against teams that are not up to our level, but we have been playing down to their level, so today we wanted to come out and play the way we know how to play. Get a big lead and get the game our way. Our goal is not just to make it to the Top 16; our goal is to win the whole thing."
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