17.01.2022

After two great shooting games in a row our team could not make a shot. 6 out of 26 three-pointers led to logical loss to Zenit...

Out of ammo

Zenit St.Petersburg – CSKA: 81-68 (-13)

Zenit: Loyd (19 + 5 rb + 5 as + 5 st), Pushkov (4 + 4 rb + 2 bs + 5 pf), Kuzminskas (3), Ponitka (8 + 5 rb + 6 as), Mickey (11 + 2 as + 3 to) – start; Zaharov (2), Karasev (2), Volkhin (DNP), Kulagin (4 + 3 as + 3 to), Baron (20 + 3 to), Zubkov (0), Poythress (8 + 7 rb)…

CSKA: Hackett (3 as), Shengelia (8 + 4 rb + 2 as), Milutinov (16 + 8 rb), Kurbanov (8 + 3 rb + 3 as), Shved (10 + 2 as + 5 st + 4 to) – start; Lundberg (6 + 2 as + 3 to), Bolomboy (9 + 7 rb), Khomenko (0), Ukhov (2 as), Ivlev (DNP), Voigtmann (2 + 4 rb), Grigonis (9 + 2 as + 4 pf)…


Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:

Congratulations to Zenit, the opponents played better today and deservedly won. They started the game very aggressively, but we were able to take the lead at 16-17 and finish the first quarter 21-21. At the same time, we played normal game, made only two turnovers, controlled our possessions. In the second quarter we were very bad, we had six turnovers and shot poorly. In total, in the three quarters that Zenit won with a total score of 60-47, we had 17 turnovers and shot 4 of 22 three-pointers. At the same time, we got good looks, taking advantage of the fact that the opponents were packing the paint, and should have benefited from this, because in previous games we shot great from distance. But, I repeat, 17 turnovers hurt us, we lost possessions, and even a couple of steals led to three-pointers made. This will be a good lesson for us. We will work to play better and we will play better.


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