Two career-highs, nerves and win

Darrun Hilliard (photo: M. Serbin,
After missing three key players our team got career games from Hilliard and Khomenko to take tough win against Baskonia.

CSKA vs. Baskonia Vitoria: 89-86 (+3)

CSKA: Hilliard (31 + 2 as), Hackett (16 + 3 rb + 3 as + 3 to + 4 pf), Shengelia (12 + 7 rb + 4 as + 4 to + 4 pf), Milutinov (7), Kurbanov (2 + 2 st) – start; Bolomboy (0), Khomenko (7), Antonov (0), Voigtmann (2 + 3 rb), Clyburn (12 + 2 as), Lopatin (DNP), Umrikhin (DNP)…

Baskonia: Jekiri (2 as), Henry (17 + 3 rb + 5 as + 6 to), Dragic (3), Giedraitis (10 + 4 pf), Polonara (8 + 4 rb) – start; Raieste (DNP), Vildoza (13 + 4 as + 4 to), Sedekerskis (7 rb), Diop (0), Fall (19 + 8 rb + 2 st + 6 to), Peters (13 + 3 rb), Kurucs (3)…

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
I would like to comgratulate my team for the win, its performance and the respect they showed for the game and each other. I think, and we will all agree, that we were in control of the game most of the time. We got into the game really strong, not giving the opportunity to our opponent to have open looks or good offenses. We were dominant. Definitely, we had some lack of stamina in the end and two facts – the fact that we lost the rebounds battle and that we shot poorly on free throws – kept them in the game consistently. The other fact, which was also a turning point for us, was the fact that we forced 23 turnovers. It shows that we were good at that level, for sure.

Daniel Hackett (photo: M. Serbin,
Will Clyburn (photo: M. Serbin,
Tornike Shengelia (photo: M. Serbin,
Aleksandr Khomenko (photo: M. Serbin,
Nikola Milutinov (photo: T. Makeeva,
Johannes Voigtmann (photo: T. Makeeva,
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin,
Joel Bolomboy (photo: M. Serbin,
Dimitris Itoudis and Aleksandr Khomenko (photo: T. Makeeva,
CSKA fans (photo: T. Makeeva,
Anastasiya Shumkova (photo: T. Makeeva,
Darrun Hilliard (photo: T. Makeeva,
Daniel Hackett (photo: M. Serbin,
Tornike Shengelia (photo: M. Serbin,
Will Clyburn (photo: T. Makeeva,
Darrun Hilliard (photo: M. Serbin,
Nikita Kurbanov (photo: T. Makeeva,
Nikola Milutinov (photo: T. Makeeva,
Johannes Voigtmann (photo: M. Serbin,
Valeriya Yakovleva (photo: M. Serbin,
Darrun Hilliard (photo: M. Serbin,
Will Clyburn (photo: M. Serbin,
Tornike Shengelia (photo: M. Serbin,
Dimitris Itoudis (photo: M. Serbin,
Tornike Shengelia and Darrun Hilliard (photo: M. Serbin,
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