By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
After ten weeks of action in VTB league Russian powerhouse, CSKA Moscow stays perfect. This week they prevailed over Astana 79-63 at home improving their record to a 10-0.
The host team played without Sergio Rodriguez tonight but still managed to leave Astana behind.
After the slow-paced first half, CSKA was up by 10 points as they had 40-30 lead thanks to Cory Higgins who had 8 points in that period.
The Key: A 7-0 run by CSKA at the start of the fourth quarter closed the doors for visitors to stay close and try to upset the hosts.
The Star: Othello Hunter came back after the injury this week in the Euroleague game against Khimki. Today he had the strong performance for the CSKA scoring 13 points and grabbing 7 boards.
Justin Carter tried to save Astana with 14 points, but that didn’t cut it.
With this loss, Astana sinks to a 2-8 record.
VTB League Standings
|1||CSKA MOSCOW||20||10||10||0||928 – 746||182|
|2||LOKOMOTIV KUBAN||17||9||8||1||765 – 613||152|
|3||UNICS KAZAN||15||8||7||1||688 – 592||96|
|4||ZENIT SAINT PETERSBURG||16||9||7||2||773 – 730||43|
|5||KHIMKI MOSCOW||13||8||5||3||681 – 598||83|
|6||AVTODOR||12||8||4||4||670 – 716||-46|
|7||BC TSMOKI MINSK||13||9||4||5||631 – 713||-82|
|8||PARMA BASKET PERM||13||10||3||7||786 – 859||-73|
|9||ENISEY||9||7||2||5||564 – 627||-63|
|10||NIZHNIY NOVGOROD||10||8||2||6||654 – 694||-40|
|11||BK ASTANA||12||10||2||8||723 – 805||-82|
|12||BC KALEV/CRAMO||12||10||2||8||830 – 910||-80|
|13||VEF RIGA||9||8||1||7||607 – 697||-90|