Regular Season Round 1 - November 05, 2003 CET: 20:10 Local time: 20:10 - ABDI IPEKCI ARENA

Records

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

Referees

Crew Chief
KOUKOULEKIDIS, STELIOS, Greece
Referee
ZACHARA, IVAN, Czech Rep.
Umpire
OZOLS, ARNIS, Latvia

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
0 Points 0
0 Rebounds 0
0 O. Rebounds 0
0 D. Rebounds 0
0 Assists 0
0 Steals 0
0 Blocks 0
0 Turnovers 0
0 2PT 0
0 3PT 0
0 FT 0
0 Index 0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
0 Points 0
0 Rebounds 0
0 OR 0
0 DR 0
0 Assists 0
0 Steals 0
0 Blocks 0
0 Turnovers 0
0 2PT 0
0 3PT 0
0 FT 0
0 Index 0

Quotes Head Coaches

Players

CSKA won its Euroleague opening game in powerful Group B on Wednesday by beating Montepaschi Siena, 84-71, to the delight of a soldout crowd in Moscow. With a 64-64 tie on the board early in the final quarter, first Marcus Brown and then Victor Khryapa pushed CSKA to victory with 8 points each over the final 5 furious minutes. Brown topped the winners with 19 points. Sergei Monia played a decisive role for CSKA with 17 points in just 17 minutes coming off the bench. Khryapa had 14 on 4-for-5 three-pointers while J.R. Holden hit 12. CSKA's Mirsad Turkcan also grabbed 13 rebounds against his former team. David Andersen had a solid game for Montepaschi, scoring 17 points on 6-for-7 field goals and 5-for-6 free throws. Vrbica Stefanov had 11 while Giacomo Galanda chipped in 10 points.

In a back-and-forth first quarter, Montepaschi recovered from a 12-0 CSKA run and stayed in the game. A three-pointer by Galanda gave the guests their first lead, 2-5, but a put-back by Tarlac and five consecutive points by Brown put CSKA ahead, 9-5. Montepaschi took the lead again after another triple by Galanda, 9-10, but CSKA responded with a 12-0 run, in which Holden scored 5 points and had three steals, to surge ahead by 11 points, 21-10. Montepaschi halted CSKA with a three-pointer by Dusan Vukcevic followed by back-to-back baskets from Roberto Chiacig and Galanda, cutting their deficit at the end of the first quarter to 21-17.

CSKA changed its lineup in the second quarter, as Alexei Savrasenko and Sergey Panov took places of Turkcan and Dragan Tarlac, and a bit later Brown was replaced by Anton Yudin. Montepaschi took advantage of CSKA's vulnerability without its stars on the floor. Dave Vanterpool forced Holden into 3 consecutive misses and with a reverse layup by Vukcevic, Montepaschi grabbed the lead for the first time since early in the first quarter, 26-27. Several lead changed followed, with Savrasenko powering CSKA on the boards. Monya entered the game and gave CSKA a big boost, scoring 8 points in the final 4 minutes of the quarter. Monia won a shootout with Vanterpool, helping CSKA go on a 6-0 run in the final minute. The second quarter ended in CSKA's favor as Savrasenko drilled a jump shot from two meters, giving the hosts a six-point lead at halftime, 41-35.

Montepaschi's Bootsy Thornton opened the third quarter with a jumper, which Brown answered to make it 43-37. But Montepaschi started running the break then and Andersen started dominating the boards. The Australian center scored 7 points in 12-2 run that put Montepaschi ahead 45-51. CSKA coach Dusan Ivkovic called a timeout, and since then CSKA focused on Andersen, double-teaming him in the low post. Meanwhile Monya put on a show, following an alley-oop dunk with yet another slam to power a 6-0 CSKA run and tie the game at 51-all. Two layups by Stefanov and a three-point play by Andersen took Montepaschi ahead again 54-57. Holden scored a three-pointer, his first field goal since the opening quarter, and then Monya followed him with another shot from downtown for a 60-60 tie at the end of the third period.

Nervousness was apparent as both teams went scoreless in the first 3 minutes of the final period. Alexander Bashminov hit a free throw, answered with a put-back by Stefanov to make it 61-62 Montepaschi. Then Khryapa took over, showing why he is one of the best young forwards in Europe. He hit a three-pointer to give CSKA a 64-62 lead. Brown then scored 5 consecutive points, but Michalis Kakiouzis made a three-pointer to bring Montepaschi within two, 69-67. Brown answered with another bomb from downtown, but then Khryapa stole the show with back-to-back triples to give CSKA a nine-point lead, 78-69. Montepaschi never recoverd as Holden sealed the win with a six-meter jumper. CSKA had overcome all the expectation and pressure to win at home with a blast to finish the game.
Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Maria Kravtchenko, Moscow
Referees: KOUKOULEKIDIS, STELIOS (GRE), ZACHARA, IVAN (CZE), OZOLS, ARNIS (LAT)
Attendance: 5000
By Quarter1234
CSKA Moscow21201924
Montepaschi Siena17182511
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CSKA Moscow21416084
Montepaschi Siena17356071
Head coach: IVKOVIC, DUSAN
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
4 PAPALOUKAS, THEODOROS 7:00 3 1/2   1/2       3 1         1 6
5 BROWN, MARCUS 38:00 19 5/10 2/7 3/4 3 1 4 2   2     4 7 15
6 PANOV, SERGEY 12:00 2 1/4 0/1   4 3 7 2 1     1 2   5
7 YUDIN, ANTON 2:00                   1         -1
10 HOLDEN, J.R. 33:00 12 2/10 2/7 2/4   2 2 5 3 4     1 4 6
11 VYALTSEV, EGOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MONIA, SERGEY 17:00 17 4/4 3/5   1 2 3   1   1 1 1 1 19
13 KHRYAPA, VICTOR 23:00 14 1/1 4/5   1 1 2 1 2   2   2 1 19
14 SAVRASENKO, ALEKSEY 12:00 5 2/5   1/2 4 1 5           4 1 3
15 BASHMINOV, ALEXANDR 11:00 3 1/3   1/2 3 2 5       1   2 1 5
16 TURKCAN, MIRSAD 26:00 5 2/8 0/1 1/4 4 9 13 4 1     1 2 3 13
21 TARLAC, DRAGAN 19:00 4 2/4     3 2 5 1   1     2 1 6
Team           1 1 2   3           5
Totals 200:00 84 21/51 11/26 9/18 24 24 48 18 12 8 4 3 20 20 101
41.2% 42.3% 50%
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: RECALCATI, CARLO
Montepaschi Siena
# 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
4 STEFANOV, VRBICA 37:00 11 4/6 1/2   1 1 2 3         2 1 12
5 ZUKAUSKAS, MINDAUGAS 12:00   0/2 0/2   1   1 1         3 1 -4
8 VUKCEVIC, DUSAN 20:00 7 2/3 1/3     2 2 1       1 2   4
9 VANTERPOOL, DAVID 25:00 9 2/5 0/1 5/6 3 4 7 3 2 3     4 4 13
10 GALANDA, GIACOMO 33:00 10 1/2 2/7 2/2 3 3 6 2 1 1 1 1 3 2 11
11 THORNTON, BOOTSY 24:00 7 2/9 0/1 3/4   5 5 2 1 4   1 2 4 3
12 LECHTHALER, LUCA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 ANDERSEN, DAVID 24:00 17 6/7   5/6   6 6     2     2 5 22
14 CHIACIG, ROBERTO 11:00 5 2/3   1/3 1 1 2   1 1 1 1   3 7
15 KAKIOUZIS, MICHAILIS 14:00 5 1/3 1/2     2 2       1   2   3
20 DATOME, LUIGI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3 1 4   3 1         6
Totals 200:00 71 20/40 5/18 16/21 12 25 37 12 8 12 3 4 20 20 77
50% 27.8% 76.2%
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