Powerful CSKA showed high class basketball23-02-2016


BC Kalev/Cramo played a unexpectedly good game in front of a huge crowd against the VTB leader and 6-time champion CSKA. Although the score doesn’t show, the game was tigh almost 29 minutes, but in the end CSKA rolled to a  105:78 (48:40) win. For CSKA it was their 19th consecutive win in VTB, which also is a new league record. CSKA 30-year old guard Vitali Fridzon also managed to break a record today by becoming the first player in the league with 1500+ points.

Kalev showed great play during the second quarter when they clawed back a 7 point difference with consecutive threes and tied the game at 30:30. Despite losing big in the end, Kalev managed to be in the game 29 minutes, until 90 seconds in the end of third when CSKA had a 9:0 run to end the quarter. With 4 minutes into the last quarter CSKA had grown their run to 20:2 and the game was done.

Nando De Colo made 7/8 of his shots and had 17 points with 5 assists. Five more players scored in double figures. Miloš Teodosic did not play today for CSKA and Sten Sokk for Kalev due to back injury. Morris Curry and Rolands Freimanis had a great start to the game, they combined for 24 of the 27 points for Kalev in the start.  Curry ended with 23 points and 9 assists, Freimanis 20 points, Shawn King and Sten Olmre 10 points and Erik Keedus 9 points.

Post-game press-conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R46ymYdv7fY

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