Credit: BasketNews/D.Repečka
Credit BasketNews/D.Repečka

CSKA Moscow (1-0) finished their first VTB United League game of the season with a convincing victory over Tsmoki Minsk (0-1) 92-44 (33-11, 13-6, 28-10, 18-17).

The Russian champions crushed their opponents' hopes in the opening frame by scoring three times as many points as the team from Belarus (33-11).

Both teams struggled to put the ball in the basket in the second quarter, but CSKA were more successful anyway, scoring 13 compared to just 6 by Tsmoki. The Red Army had a comfortable 46-17 advantage after two.

CSKA continued dominating and increasing their lead in the second half. Their advantage exceeded 50 at one point, as seven of CSKA's players scored in double-digits.

Marius Grigonis did not play in this game because he returned to Lithuania after his child was born.

CSKA: Nikola Milutinov 14 (10 REB), Tornike Shengelia 13 (4 AST), Alexey Shved 11 (5 AST, 4 REB), Joel Bolomboy 10 (5 REB), Andrey Lopatin 10, Iffe Lundberg 10, Johannes Voigtmann 10 (5 REB), Will Clyburn 6, Nikita Kurbanov 5, Daniel Hackett 3.

Tsmoki: Vadzim Stubeda 13, Aliaksei Trastsinetski 8, Maksim Korattsov 5.

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