2001-02Regular SeasonRound 3
October 25, 2001 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 JP CENTAR MORACA
CSKA of Moscow has broken out of its Euroleague winless streak in a big way on Thursday by knocking off Yugoslava power Buducnost of Podgorica by 72-103 on the road in a Group C blowout. The 31-point margin in a tough gym says a lot about the talent CSKA is able to assemble despite having opened the season with back-to-back losses. CSKA stormed over their hosts on the Podgorica floor with an incredible third period in which it outscored Buducnost 18-33.

Early in the game the Russian took short leads using an excellent defense and accuracy from behind the arc. Nikita Morgounov and Gordan Giricek were in this first minutes the main threats for the guests, CSKA had the control of the boards and thus could fastbreak and free its shooters. Buducnot had problems containing CSKA's speed, but held close with a final jumper by Igor Rakocevic, making it 20-28 at the end of the period. The music didn¿t change in the second period, when seven points in a row by Giricek gave CKSA a 25-38 lead after four minutes. The hometeam continued to shot badly from deep, 0-for-12 to that point, but finally Radonjic was able to connect from long distance and Buducnost was able to limit the damage at the break to 33-45.

After the half, Buducnost got a jump with two three-pointers by Radonjic to come within 39-50, but their accuracy tailed off again and CSKA got easy baskets and started to break open the game. The visitors talent seemed too much five players dribbling, shooting and passing well for one fastbreak basket after another. Buducnost coach Zoran Sretenovic tried to change players to find the right line up but his team defense was too soft for CSKA's international talent. The visitors' advantage soared to 50-78 at the end of the period with CSKA's players giving a spectacle with incredible highlights.

The Buducnost fans did not appreciate it, however. The fourth quarter ws played in a surreal atmosphere, soft defense, easy baskets and the fans whistling their team, whose record dropped to 0-3.
Thursday, October 25, 2001
M.K., Podgorica
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Referees: REQUENA, JUAN (ESP), DOLINEK, IVO (CZE), RYZHYK, BORYS (UKR)
Attendance: 4500
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KK Buducnost20131722
CSKA Moscow28173325
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KK Buducnost20335072
CSKA Moscow284578103
KK Buducnost
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BAKIC, BOJAN 10:00 4 1/1 0/2 2/3   1 1     1   1 2 2  
6 SMILJANIC, ALEKSANDAR 10:00 5 1/3 1/2             1   1 2 1 -1
7 RADONJIC, DEJAN 10:00 14 1/3 4/9         1         2 1 7
8 RAKOCEVIC, IGOR 10:00 15 2/6 3/4 2/2   4 4 3 1 2     2 1 15
9 SEKULIC, BLAGOTA 10:00                              
10 VUKCEVIC, DRAGAN 10:00   0/2 0/2         1       1     -4
11 RADUNOVIC, BALSA 10:00   0/1 0/2     2 2 3         2    
12 KUZMANOVIC, VLADIMIR 10:00 2 0/3 0/2 2/2 1   1     2     3 1 -6
13 MILOJEVIC, DEJAN 10:00 10 4/8 0/1 2/5 6 4 10       1 1 3 3 12
15 CABARKAPA, ZARKO 10:00 2 1/4 0/1   2   2     1     2   -3
18 JESTRATIJEVIC, NIKOLA 10:00 20 7/12   6/10 1 8 9 2 2 1 1 1 5 10 28
19 PEJCINOVIC, DAVOR 10:00   0/1     1 1 2           2   -1
Team                                
Totals 120:00 72 17/44 8/25 14/22 11 20 31 10 3 8 2 5 25 19 47
        38.6% 32% 63.6%
Head coach: SRETENOVIC, ZORAN
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 MC CANTS, CURTIS 10:00 13 4/7 1/1 2/2   1 1 2   1 1   1 1 13
5 ALEXEEV, NIKOLAI 10:00           2 2     1     4   -3
6 TURKCAN, MIRSAD 10:00 23 8/14   7/9 3 11 14 4   3 2 1 3 8 36
7 UMBRASKO, JURIS 10:00   0/1           2             1
9 MORGUNOV, NIKITA 10:00 7 1/2 1/2 2/2 1 3 4       1   3 4 11
10 GIRICEK, GORDAN 10:00 25 5/9 3/6 6/6 1 2 3 3 2 1   1 1 5 28
11 PASHUTIN, ZAKHAR 10:00 15 2/4 3/5 2/2   7 7 2         4 2 18
12 ROGERS, ROY 10:00                              
13 MIGLIENIKS, RAIMONDS 10:00                         1   -1
14 DOMANI, DMITRY 10:00 5 1/3 1/2     2 2 1     1   1 2 7
15 PETRENKO, ALEXANDRE 10:00 12 4/5 1/1 1/1 1   1   1 1     1 1 12
22 SAVKOV, ALEXEI 10:00 3 1/1   1/2                 1 2 3
Team                                
Totals 120:00 103 26/46 10/17 21/24 6 28 34 14 3 7 5 2 20 25 125
        56.5% 58.8% 87.5%
Head coach: TIKHONENKO, VALERY
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Head Coaches

SRETENOVIC, ZORAN
KK Buducnost
"It's hard to say anything after such a defeat. We didn't look like n Euroleague team. After beating Partizan last Sunday we expected everything to turn out better, but we didn't know how to stop their fastbreaks and three-pointers."
TIKHONENKO, VALERY
CSKA Moscow
"I think that, in a sense, we had a chance, before the game, to compete with Panathinaikos. Unfortunately we did not play our game and we played too many one-on-one situations, forgetting the collective aspect of basketball. I hope that we will work on that during the practice to fix it. You know, we started out pretty well but we suddenly lost our concentration and played out of our systems. Were we intimidated by the Panahinaikos' reputation? Well, we all knew to what extent our opponent was a great ball club, so yes, we felt the pressure."

Players

TURKCAN, MIRSAD
CSKA Moscow
"With these two points, we can dream of qualifying for the next phase. We played great tonight against a team which begins to present symptoms of being tired and it affects their game because they have to play three games per week."
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