Regular Season Round 2 - October 28, 2009 CET: 18:15 Local time: 20:15 - USH CSKA

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
1-0 Regular Season 1-0
1-0 Overall 1-0

Referees

Crew Chief
ZIEMBLICKI, GRZEGORZ, Poland
Referee
VIATOR, EDDIE, France
Umpire
KRAUSE, OLIVER, Germany

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
66.0 Points 77.0
29.0 Rebounds 32.0
4.0 O. Rebounds 4.0
25.0 D. Rebounds 28.0
11.0 Assists 15.0
7.0 Steals 11.0
3.0 Blocks 0.0
16.0 Turnovers 8.0
46.7 % 2PT 60.4 %
47.1 % 3PT 29.4 %
87.5 % FT 57.1 %
70.0 Index 84.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
18.0 / LANGDON, TRAJAN Points 18.0 / Jaaber
9.0 / Khryapa Rebounds 9.0 / Gigli
1.0 / HOLDEN, J.R. OR 1.0 / Jaaber
9.0 / Khryapa DR 9.0 / Gigli
4.0 / Khryapa Assists 6.0 / Jaaber
4.0 / Khryapa Steals 3.0 / Jaaber
3.0 / Khryapa Blocks 0.0 / Jaaber
3.0 / Khryapa Turnovers 3.0 / Jaaber
100.0 % / Sokolov 2PT 100.0 % / Crosariol
100.0 % / SISKAUSKAS, RAMUNAS 3PT 100.0 % / Gigli
100.0 % / HOLDEN, J.R. FT 80.0 % / Crosariol
17.0 / LANGDON, TRAJAN Index 17.0 / Jaaber

THE TAKE

A fight to stay undefeated in regular season Group C takes place in Moscow, Russia, when CSKA welcomes Lottomatica Roma on Wednesday. CSKA edged Maroussi BC 65-66 in Athens, Greece, last week on a wild buzzer-beating three-pointer by Viktor Khryapa. Meanwhile, Lottomatica downed mighty Caja Laboral 77-65 behind 18 points each from Ibby Jaaber and Kennedy Winston. CSKA faces severe injury problems in its frontline, as Matjaz Smodis remains sidelined long-term while Sasha Kaun and Andrei Vorontsevich missed the game against Maroussi. Kaun returned to action in the Russian League this weekend and Vorontsevich may play against Roma, too. Nevertheless, rookie Dimitri Sokolov is set to see most of the minutes at center, with Khryapa, Ivan Radenovic and Nikita Kurbanov sharing playing time around the baskets, too. Khryapa has the tough mission to guard Andre Hutson, who has been in great shape lately. Meanwhile, Sokolov and Kaun will battle against shot-blocking specialist Andrea Crosariol and mobile big man Angelo Gigli. Herve Toure could face Vorontsevich and Radenovic, a mobile big man that could be a trouble for Roma if CSKA plays up-tempo. Of course, one of the guests' main concerns will be stopping former Euroleague MVP Ramunas Siskauskas. Winston seems the right man to do so, and he will also try to outscore him. There is some good news for Roma, as shooting guard Ricky Minard is back in action, teaming up with Jaaber to form an electric backcourt duo. The matchup between Jaaber and J.R. Holden may well become the biggest key to this game. Holden is one of the best on-the-ball defenders in the competition, but he is not used to play against someone at least as physical as him. Minard will test his shooting skills in his debut against former Final Four MVP Trajan Langdon. Backup point guards Zoran Planinic of CSKA and Jacopo Giachetti of Lottomatica may also play important roles in this game, too. CSKA must be its usual self in defense and try to run and play up-tempo with Khryapa and Radenovic together on court, but also slow things down to make use of Sokolov, who can open the court for CSKA’s many elite shooters. Lottomatica must play as aggressive as it did against Laboral, running the break often with Jaaber as its main player. Even though CSKA is the heavy favorite at home, expect a fierce battle in Moscow on Wednesday.

REFEREES: Grzegorz Ziemblicki, Eddie Viator, Oliver Krause


GAME NOTES

CSKA Moscow

Trajan Langdon is now just 4 points behind Panathinaikos’s Sarunas Jasikevicius for 10th place on the career scoring charts. Langdon has scored 1,797 points in his Euroleague career.

J.R. Holden needs just 6 points to reach Regal FC Barcelona guard Jaka Lakovic for fourth place on the Euroleague’s career scoring charts. He enters this week’s game with 2,124 points.

Lottomatica Roma

Ricky Minard is set to make his Euroleague debut this week against CSKA.

Luca Vitali enters the season with a streak of at least one three-pointer made in seven straight games.

Ibby Jaaber made his Euroleague debut in Moscow against CSKA in February 2008. He scored 12 points that night, but CSKA won 72-71 on a Trajan Langdon buzzer-beater.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Euroleague.net

Quotes Head Coaches

PASHUTIN, EVGENY
CSKA Moscow
“Lottomatica changed its roster seriously during the preseason, but the first games showed that the team has character and is able to play organized basketball. The team’s game revolves around Hutson, Jaaber and Winston. So our task is to play good defense, stop these players and not let Lottomatica play its aggressive, fast basketball. It is important for us to have a better rotation. Vorontsevich started to practice on Monday and Langdon is still passing medical tests, but I hope both will be able to help us on Wednesday.”
GENTILE, NANDO
Lottomatica Roma
"We arrive in Moscow after the great win we had in the first game at home against Caja Laboral. It was a tough game, against a team which is candidate to the Final Four. But despite the problems of injuries we won with a great team performance. Then we lost on Sunday in the Italian championship as we didn't have anymore energies. We now play in a very tough court with a team that has great tradition and great players. We still have injury problems, but we will give our best and we will fight for the whole game."

Players

SISKAUSKAS, RAMUNAS
CSKA Moscow
“I know that Lottomatica already lost a couple of games and this shows that the team is still in process of finding its game. They have a number of good and experienced players, so we have to try hard to display our best basketball and fight for the victory.”
Andre Hutson - Lottomatica RomaLottomatica Roma sent a statesment that echoed all around the competition by downing CSKA 69-74 in Moscow, Russia, in Group C on Wednesday. Roma stayed undefeated in Group C and registered its first win in the Russian capital in club history. Meanwhile, CSKA dropped to 1-1 and had its first home loss against a Italian team since Montepaschi Siena beat the Russian powerhouse on November 2, 2005. Andre Hutson led the winners with 15 points. Kennedy Winston and Herve Toure each added 13 while Ibby Jaaber had 11 for Roma. Zoran Planinic led CSKA with game-highs of 22 points and 7 rebounds. J.R. Holden added 12 while Ramunas Siskauskas had 10 for the hosts, that used a 17-2 run that get a 46-39 lead early in the third quarter. Hutson and Rodrigo De La Fuente brought Roma back to life while Toure allowed the guests to get a 60-68 lead with 4 minutes left. CSKA managed to get within 69-70 already in the final minute but a critical jumpr by Toure and free throws by De La Fuente allowed Lottomatica to celebrate a historical win.

Hutson got Lottomatica going with his trademark turnaround jumper. A long two-pointer by Holden tied it at 2-2. Winston scored in transition and added a six-meter jumper to put Roma back ahead, 4-6. Dimitri Sokolov shined with a power layup that Angelo Gigli erased with a put-back dunk. Jaaber nailed a three-pointer to boost Roma's lead to 6-11, while CSKA kept looking for Sokolov down low. Hutson made free throws off a CSKA timeout, as the hosts tried to speed up the game tempo with Planinic on court. He fed Sokolov for another easy layup that Winston matched with a driving basket. Siskauskas scored around the basket while a triple by Planinic tied the game at 15-15. Ricky Minard sank foul shots that Siskauskas erased with a backdoor layup. Winston and Toure struck from downtown and, even when Sasha Kaun scored inside for CSKA, Jaaber gave Roma a 19-25 edge. A free throw by Hutson and a three-point play by Planinic fixed the score at 22-26 after 10 minutes.

J.R. Holden - CSKA MoscowToure scored inside right at the start of the second quarter but Planinic stepped up with a floating jumper. CSKA struggled to get Siskauskas involved while a tip-in by Andrea Crosariol kept Lottomatica way ahead, 24-30. Holden buried a seven-meter bomb that De La Fuente answered with a four-meter jumper for Roma. CSKA called a much-needed timeout to improve its ball circulation, as Roma did not allow any open shots now. Planinic and Crosariol traded layups as Roma tried a 2-3 zone defense. Winston downed another triple to boost Roma's margin to 29-37, putting CSKA in danger on its own court. Planinic lifted CSKA out of that danger zone with a three-pointer while Anton Ponkrashov scored in the low post to bring the hosts within 34-37. Roma could not find its way to the basket now as free throws by Planinic and a big basket by Ivan Radenovic completed CKSA's comeback to a 38-37 lead after a 9-0 run. Hutson shined with dunk but Planinic bettered him with a layup-plus-free throw - his 18th point of the half - good for a 41-39 CSKA edge at halftime.

Siskauskas fed Holden for a big triple immediately after the break while Planinic beat the shot-clock buzzer with a running jumper that gave CSKA a 46-39 lead after a 17-2 run. Hutson started Roma back with a mid-range jumper that Siskauskas matched with a driving layup. De la Fuente stepped up with a three-pointer and free throws in a 0-9 Roma run that Hutson capped with a tip-in to put the guests back in front, 48-50. Holden sank a wide-open corner triple but Toure dunked to provide another lead change, 51-52. Roma tried to play more physical, putting pressure on Holden and Ponkrashov, and while Hutson and Winston made free throws, CSKA could not find answers on offense now. Crosariol rolled off the pick for a layup that made it a six-point game, 51-57. Sokolov and Minard traded foul shots but Roma stayed aggressive on defense. Even with that, Holden brought CSKA within 53-58 at the end of the third quarter.

Viktor Khryapa rescued CSKA with a shot from downtown - his first points - early in the fourth period. CSKA was all over the place on defense right when it mattered and free throws by Planinic tied the game, 58-58, with 8 minutes left. Just then, however, Crosariol took over with a power layup while Jaaber scored twice in transition to make CSKA call timeout, 58-64, after a 0-6 run. Khryapa shined with a turnaround jumper that Jaaber matched with an uncontested layup. Free throws by Toure put CSKA on the ropes, 60-68, midway through the fourth quarter. It was do-or-die time for the hosts and Andrey Vorontsevich downed a key triple. Siskauskas soon added free throws to get the crowd involved at 65-68. Roma kept missing shots, allowing Ponkrashov to make it a one-point game, 67-68, with under 3 minutes to go. Meanwhile, Hutson sank a five-meter shot off a Roma timeout but free throws by Siskauskas kept CSKA within 69-70 with 58 seconds left. But that is when CSKA's scoring dried up. Toure beat the shot clock buzzer with a wild corner jumper while Winston had a critical block that allowed De La Fuente to seal the outcome at the foul line, 69-74, with 16.4 seconds left. CSKA kept trying but Roma was already celebrating a well-deserved win.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Euroleague.net
Referees: ZIEMBLICKI, GRZEGORZ (POL), VIATOR, EDDIE (FRA), KRAUSE, OLIVER (GER)
Attendance: 2500
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Lottomatica Roma26131916
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CSKA Moscow22415369
Lottomatica Roma26395874
Head coach: PASHUTIN, EVGENY
CSKA Moscow
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
5 KURBANOV, NIKITA 2:13                              
7 KEYRU, VICTOR 4:00                           1 1
9 SISKAUSKAS, RAMUNAS 26:20 10 3/4   4/4       3   2     2 3 11
10 HOLDEN, J.R. 40:00 12 1/6 3/9 1/2 2   2   3 2   3 1 1  
18 PONKRASHOV, ANTON 19:35 4 2/4 0/2 0/2 1 1 2 1   1   1 3 1 -3
20 VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY 7:43 3   1/2     3 3   1         1 7
23 SHVED, ALEXEY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 KAUN, SASHA 2:39 2 1/2                     2   -1
30 SOKOLOV, DMITRY 20:08 9 4/4   1/3 1 3 4     2 2   4 5 12
31 KHRYAPA, VICTOR 30:04 5 1/1 1/3   1 4 5 6 1 4 1   2 3 13
34 PLANINIC, ZORAN 30:05 22 5/6 2/4 6/6 3 4 7 1 2 1     3 5 30
55 RADENOVIC, IVAN 17:13 2 1/3       2 2 1   2     2 2 1
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 69 18/30 7/20 12/17 8 18 26 12 7 14 3 4 19 22 72
60% 35% 70.6%
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
Head coach: GENTILE, NANDO
Lottomatica Roma
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
5 GIACHETTI, JACOPO 8:24     0/2     1 1     2     3   -6
6 GIGLI, ANGELO 13:58 2 1/2 0/1   2   2   1       1   2
7 JAABER, IBRAHIM 35:43 11 4/9 1/3   2 3 5 1 3 5   2 1   5
8 TONOLLI, ALESSANDRO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 HUTSON, ANDRE 28:20 15 5/8   5/6 1 2 3 4 2       3 5 22
10 TOURE, HERVE 26:02 13 4/5 1/2 2/2 1 4 5   1       1 2 18
11 CROSARIOL, ANDREA 11:40 8 4/6   0/1 2 3 5       2   3 3 12
14 DE LA FUENTE, RODRIGO 20:26 9 1/2 1/1 4/4   2 2           3 4 11
15 WINSTON, KENNEDY 33:02 13 3/8 2/3 1/2 1 1 2 5     2 1 2 2 14
18 MINARD, RICKY 22:25 3 0/2 0/1 3/4 2 2 4 2 2 2     5 3 3
Team                                
Totals 200:00 74 22/42 5/13 15/19 11 18 29 12 9 9 4 3 22 19 81
52.4% 38.5% 78.9%
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Head Coaches

PASHUTIN, EVGENY
CSKA Moscow
"We could not control the tempo of the game, especially in the third quarter. We talked a lot about the importance of stopping Lottomatica's fastbreaks but we weren't able to do it. Then we changed our defense, began to play more confident, but that was not enough. Langdon is a big loss for us. Vorontsevich and Kaun aren't ready to play at full strength, and you remember how important Vorontsevich was in the first games of the season."
GENTILE, NANDO
Lottomatica Roma
"It was a very tough game against a great team, and we played strong. It is very difficult to win here. Winning iis a rare thing for Moscow visitors. I hope this victory will push us to more success in the Euroleague. We knew how important Langdon was for our opponents: CSKA with and without him are two different teams. But you should not forget that we also were missing two players, maybe not of the same level, but still very important for us. CSKA is a new team, and I am sure it will improve game by game."
DE LA FUENTE, RODRIGO
Lottomatica Roma
"I am delighted to have won here against a great team and great company. The last time I was here two seasons ago with Rome, we had a great game but we lost at the end on that shot from 8 meters by Langdon, but this time we played out best. We started very well and then we managed the difficult moments also. We deserved this victory, it was a great win and I'm happy to have made my contribution."
TOURE, HERVE
Lottomatica Roma
"Playing in Moscow is always difficult. It takes courage and strength, and we were good to have both. We dominated most of the race. Only in the end we lost our focus a little, but we managed to remain cool and in the end everything went well. The first time I played here we lost by 40 points, so I know how hard this arena is. And conquering it is a great feeling. It gives us a lot of motivation and a huge boost for our progress in the Euroleague and the championship."
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