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

CSKA Moscow (3-0) defeated Nizhny Novgorod (0-1) 92-72 (25-18, 15-18, 25-20, 27-16) to secure the third win in a row in the VTB United League.

3-pointers this season

Points made: 8,0
Accuracy: 27,6%
Place in standings: 10
Record max: 8
Record min: 8
Most made 3FGs: Nikita Kurbanov

In the last two quarters, CSKA did not release the match control of their hands and kept increasing the lead. The contest's breakdown occurred at the start of the fourth period. Then CSKA enlarged their lead from 7 points to 15 in a couple of minutes.

Dimitris Itoudis' squad got a comfortable victory.

For the winners, Iffe Lundberg accumulated 19 points (6/8 2PT, 2/4 3PT), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 20 PIR.

Tornike Shengelia added 17 points (5/9 2PT, 1/6 3PT), 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 23 PIR.  

For Nizhny Novgorod, the best performer was Aleksandr Gankevich, who finished the game with 12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 15 PIR.

CSKA's Marius Grigonis did not participate in the game due to back pain, Nikola Milutinov was not ready because of his setback in EuroLeague Round 1.

CSKA Moscow: Iffe Lundberg 19 (3 REB), Tornike Shengelia 17 (7 REB, 6 AST), Will Clyburn 12 (3 REB), Ivan Ukhov 12, Johannes Voigtmann 12 (7 REB), Alexey Shved 10.

Nizhny Novgorod: Mikhail Kulagin 16 (3 REB), Aleksandr Gankevich 12 (5 REB, 3 AST), Nikola Jovanovic 9 (5 REB), Rolands Freimanis 8 (5 REB, 4 AST).


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