In the championship of the Euroleague CSKA can make early exit in the playoffs

For the Metropolitan army, this victory was the 18th in a row. The group of teams that are on the border of the zone of contact with the strongest eight, now at 12 wins. When you consider that in the “regular season” with the participation of 18 clubs around the 34th round, in the next CSKA can ensure an early exit in the playoffs.

Photo: VTB League basketball Player brianna Stewart played his first game for UMMC

Although the fact that the team of Dimitris Itoudis this task is completed, there was not the slightest doubt from the beginning of the tournament. CSKA has a more serious purpose. You need to be in the first group to get home-ice advantage in the quarterfinal series.

everything Here is much more complicated. The army before 27th round shared with Israeli “Maccabi” fourth-fifth places. March 4, late in the evening, Moscow time, the competitors took the Turkish “Efes”, the result became known already after signing of this number “RG”.

At the finish of the regular season could be that CSKA and Maccabi will have the same performance, will have to look at the results of personal meetings. In the first round, Maccabi prevailed on its site with a difference in ten points (90:80), then the “red-blue” on March 24 in 31-m round it is to take revenge by a margin of not less than “plus 11”.

on the Eve of the match against “Zenith” the player of Russian national team Joel Bolombi signed with CSKA of the new contract, valid until the end of the season-2021/22

Reaching the third of the Spanish “Barcelona” catch up is problematic. The Catalan club, having 20 wins, yesterday held a guest match with German “Alba”. And both Barca and real Madrid Efes is already guaranteed to itself an exit in the playoffs.

as for the match CSKA – “Zenit”, opening-game week with double rounds, the best scorer of the winners was Mike James who scored 27 points.

without putting superefforts, basketball players of the capital club lead with the end of the first quarter before the buzzer about the end of the last quarter. Petersburgers suffered a sixth defeat in a row and remained outsiders. Judging from the ugly and chaotic the game, which even after the change of the head coach continues to show worthy of the team, “Zenit” will finish the championship in last place in their debut season in the Euroleague. Such a debacle will be very instructive.

Photo: “Khimki” have won the French ASVEL in the match of basketball Euroleague

– As I said before the game, as we expected, Zenit fought in this match, – quotes CSKA head coach Dimitris Itoudis club’s press service. – Yes, they’ve already do not expect to qualify for the playoffs, but they are preparing for the matches of the League, new coach, Spaniard Xavi Pascual seeks to understand what this team is. We won all quarters except the last, which ended in a draw. It helped that in the third quarter changed the defensive scheme, took the “11 plus”. In this case, we used the wrong fouls, although he had three in stock, due to which missed eight light points. It is now important to take every victory. There are no easy games, every team fight regardless of the tournament situation.

“Khimki”, leading a desperate struggle for a place in the playoffs, after the most important guest victory over AC Milan and a home defeat of French ASVEL missed in Kaunas. It is very difficult to beat an opponent who has the rabid support of nearly 14 million viewers. Khimki players unsuccessfully spent the first quarter (14:29), then leveled the game, but to catch up with “Zalgiris” and did not work. Both teams just included in said group of participants who a dozen victories on each share treasured eighth place.

In the Baltic States among the distinguished guests of Alexey Shved (24 points) and Janis timma (20). The best scorer of the League the Swede during the meeting achieved the milestone of five thousand points in official matches for the BC “Khimki”. He leads the scoring list of the club with 23-year history (now 5010 points in 249 games), followed by acting now for the “Lokomotiv-Kuban” Vitaly Fridzon (4678, 466) and Sergey Monya (3916, 548).

Where to watch

March 5, Thursday, “Match! Country”

19.55 “Zenit” (St. Petersburg) – “Zhalgiris” (Kaunas, Lithuania). 28-th round. Video stream.

“Match! Game”

21.55 “Panathinaikos” (Athens, Greece) – CSKA. 28-th round. Video stream.