2017-18Regular SeasonRound 11
December 07, 2017 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 BROSE ARENA

CSKA rides third quarter blitz to victory in Bamberg

CSKA Moscow rode a big third quarter to surge to its fourth consecutive road win with a 76-92 victory at Brose Bamberg. The game was close throughout the first half, but CSKA dominated after the break with 28 points in the third quarter to establish a lead that the hosts could never threaten. Nando De Colo led the way with 20 points, 4 assists and 3 steals, while the all-action Will Clyburn contributed 15 points and 9 rebounds, and Sergio Rodriguez led the offense with 14 points and 7 assists. Semen Antonov gave a strong contribution in the paint with 12 points and 7 rebounds, and Cory Higgins netted 12. Augustine Rubit paced Brose with 16 points, and Ricky Hickman scored all of his 13 points in the second half. CSKA dominated the rebounding battle 21-34 and had excellent shooting percentages with 26-of-42 two-point shooting (61.9%) and 10-of-22 from downtown (45.5%).

The game went quickly back and forth with early lead changes, as Dorell Wright and Daniel Hackett struck from downtown for Brose, but Rodriguez responded with a pair of triples for the visitors. It was 11-11 midway before Pavel Korobkov – making his first appearance of the season – and De Colo sparked a 0-6 run. Rubit scored twice for Brose, but De Colo netted an acrobatic layup-plus-one and it was 20-22 at the end of the first. Nikos Zisis tied it straight after the resumption and Maodo Lo scored 5 in a hurry to complete a 7-0 run. Antonov ended CSKA’s drought from downtown, but the red-hot Lo came back with a steal and score. Nikita Kurbanov fired from long-range before Leon Radosevic floated one in, and Clyburn levelled it 31-31 from the foul line. After Rubit and Higgins traded layups, Clyburn sent CSKA ahead from long-range, but Rubit tied with three free throws. De Colo finished the half strong with 5 consecutive points including a circus shot, but Aleksej Nikolic had the last word with a layup to make it 39-42 at the break.

Antonov started the second half with a triple, but Hickman responded in kind and Patrick Heckmann’s downtown strike levelled it at 47-47. De Colo and Hickman both scored from long-range, but then came CSKA’s charge as Kyle Hines scored 4 in a row from close-range before De Colo from long-range and Clyburn with a dunk made it 52-59 for CSKA’s biggest lead. Hackett’s triple briefly got Brose closer, but Higgins netted three baskets in just over a minute, and De Colo scored from a steal for a double-digit lead. Rubit converted from close-range, but Clyburn finished the quarter with a layup-and-one that made it 59-70. The lead kept growing as Higgins and Antonov started the final quarter by scoring off the glass, and although Radosevic unleashed a big slam, Antonov again showed his nose for a basket with another close-range strike. An alley-oop layup from Hines made it a 17-point lead, and Vitaly Fridzon scored 4 in a row to dispel any lingering doubt. Hickman and Rodriguez traded triples as the game petered out, and Rodriguez took CSKA to 90 points with his fourth three-pointer. Brose debutant William McDowell-White scored the final basket with a long three on the buzzer, but CSKA had done more than enough.

Nando De Colo - CSKA Moscow - EB17
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Euroleague.net
Referees: RYZHYK, BORYS (UKR), PERUGA, CARLOS (ESP), PEERANDI, RAIN (EST)
Attendance: 6150 (Tentative)
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Brose Bamberg20395976
CSKA Moscow22427092
Brose Bamberg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 HACKETT, DANIEL 23:05 8 1/3 2/4         5   1     2 1 7
2 HICKMAN, RICKY 27:20 13 2/2 3/8         1 1 4     3 4 7
3 WRIGHT, DORELL 20:14 6 1/4 1/3 1/1 1 4 5     1     3 2 4
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 22:13 2 1/2 0/2     2 2 2 1 1     1 3 5
7 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ 20:19 5 2/3 0/1 1/1   2 2 4         2 2 9
8 STAIGER, LUCCA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 LO, MAODO 20:13 9 2/5 1/2 2/2   1 1 2 2 2     3 1 6
16 OLINDE, LOUIS 9:47 2 0/1   2/2   2 2     1   1 2 1  
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE 19:47 16 5/6   6/8 2 2 4     2 1   3 5 18
24 MCDOWELL-WHITE, WILLIAM 2:18 3   1/1                       3
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK 14:31 3   1/1     1 1 1 1       2 1 5
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON 20:13 9 4/6   1/1 1 3 4   1 1 1   1 1 12
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 76 18/32 9/22 13/15 4 18 22 15 6 13 2 1 22 21 77
        56.3% 40.9% 86.7%
Head coach: TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
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
1 DE COLO, NANDO 27:47 20 6/9 2/4 2/2   2 2 4 3 4     1 5 24
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 11:19 4 1/2   2/2         1       1 1 4
11 ANTONOV, SEMEN 21:35 12 3/5 2/3   4 3 7     1     4 1 12
12 KOROBKOV, PAVEL 12:59 2 1/1               1     2   -1
13 RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO 34:27 14 1/2 4/8         7 1 3     1 1 14
21 CLYBURN, WILL 25:55 15 4/9 1/3 4/7 1 8 9   1       2 6 19
22 HIGGINS, CORY 30:14 12 6/7 0/1     4 4 1   2   1 2 3 13
30 KULAGIN, MIKHAIL 1:53     0/2         1             -1
31 KHRYAPA, VICTOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
41 KURBANOV, NIKITA 13:17 5 1/2 1/1   2 2 4     1     5 2 4
42 HINES, KYLE 20:34 8 3/5   2/4 4 4 8 1 2   1 1 3 3 15
77 MAKIEV, ALAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 92 26/42 10/22 10/15 12 24 36 14 8 12 1 2 21 22 105
        61.9% 45.5% 66.7%
Head coach: ITOUDIS, DIMITRIS

Head Coaches

TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Brose Bamberg
“We had a very good first half, with the right energy and doing the right things. But then we were not good enough in the second. I believe one number says everything: rebounds were 22-36. We had almost the same numbers in other parts of the stats sheet, but we didn’t grab enough rebounds. They are physical, but that’s something we have to improve very quick. When you have a problem you have to face it, and the whole team must rebound better.”
ITOUDIS, DIMITRIS
CSKA Moscow
“We did good job reducing turnovers, and you’ve got to take what’s given in a game. We shot over 60% of twos and we shot from the perimeter well. We also read the game well, the switches and mismatches, and we were dominant in the third and fourth quarters, so congratulations to my team for another road win. Brose is a tough team here, but every game is tough, it’s not easy for the players but we had a good rotation and every individual gave what was needed for the team.”

Players

HECKMANN, PATRICK
Brose Bamberg
“We had a lack of defense in the second half. In the first half we played great, but in the second they started making shots, we missed some communication on defense, and there was the game.”
HIGGINS, CORY
CSKA Moscow
“Great win. We knew they would be extremely physical like always, but we came prepared and we’re pleased with the effort we had on both offense and defense.”
RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO
CSKA Moscow
“It’s a big win for us and in important road game. We’re executing what we work on during the week. This is a tough arena, but we were solid from the beginning to the end.”
DE COLO, NANDO
CSKA Moscow
“Like I say all the time, every game in EuroLeague is tough and we have to take every game seriously. It’s always tough in this gym and we needed to play 40 minutes because we know this Bamberg team never gives up. The key was our defense, we tried to pressure them all the time and just move the ball on offense.”