CSKA Moscow bounced back from a tough loss earlier in the week by winning a thriller 90-93 at ALBA Berlin which went to the last shot. The game was tight throughout with the biggest lead for either team being eight points, and CSKA was able to build its largest advantage of seven points in the closing minutes to hold on.
CSKA prevails in thriller in Berlin, 90-93
CSKA, which came into the game having lost 67-88 at home against UNICS Kazan, improved to 10-6 thanks to Johannes Voigtmann pacing five players in double figures with 16 points to go with 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks. Will Clyburn scored 15 points, Alexey Shved added 14, Joel Bolomboy tallied 12 points and Toko Shengelia chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. ALBA has now lost three straight in dropping to 5-11 - though the team really gave a great fight considering it was without Luke Sikma, Jaleen Smith, Christ Koumadje and Louis Olinde. Maodo Lo poured in a career high 26 points including 6 three-pointers while Marcus Eriksson hit 5 three-pointers in scoring 19 points. Oscar da Silva contributed 13 points and Johannes Thiemann pitched in 12 points and 6 rebounds in the defeat.
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Thiemann opened the scoring for the hosts, who added two more scores and were leading 6-0 thanks to three early CSKA turnovers. Shved finally got CSKA on the board with a jumper after more than 2 minutes. Lo hit a three-pointer at the other end to push his output to seven points and a 13-5 ALBA lead. The guests started getting some stops and scored more consistently with Clyburn throwing down a dunk and draining a triple, and Iffe Lundberg knotted the game 19-19 on a three-point play. Joel Bolomboy gave CSKA its first lead 19-21 with two free throws, and ALBA was down 21-23 after 10 minutes.
Marius Grigonis’ free throws opened the second quarter, but the hosts found their rhythm with Eriksson draining two three-pointers and Lo scoring yet again in a 15-6 surge to pull ahead, 36-31. CSKA used the long ball to get back into the game with Grigonis, Shved and Voigtmann all hitting triples and Shengelia added six points in building a 43-48 gap. ALBA closed that immediately with five quick points from Yovel Zoosman, including a dunk at the buzzer to send the teams into the break even at 48-48.
Clyburn opened the second half with a three-pointer but Eriksson punched right back from the outside. Lo assisted on that shot as he began to really take control with a three-pointer, a layup and an assist on Ben Lammers’ dunk for a 58-51 lead. Lo added two more triples and ALBA was up 65-58 midway through the quarter. Tamir Blatt took over the scoring for ALBA while Voigtmann responded with five points including a three-pointer to get within 73-69 after 30 minutes.
Shved started the final frame and Lundberg followed to give CSKA the lead, 73-74. Eriksson answered with a three-pointer only to see Voigtmann knock down back-to-back triples and the guests were up 76-80. The long balls continued to fall with Thiemann and Lo tying it up, 82-82, inside the final 5 minutes. Shengelia produced two big layups and Clyburn hit from deep, before Da Silva turned the ball over and Hackett made him pay with a jumper and CSKA was up 84-91 with 96 seconds to play. Da Silva tried to make amends with a three-pointer and Thiemann added a free throw with 39 seconds remaining to make it 88-91. Shengelia missed a three-pointer but CSKA gained the offensive rebound only for Voigtmann to commit a turnover with 13 seconds left. After two free throws from Lo made it 90-91, Shved added two from the line with 6.7 seconds to play, and Da Silva and Eriksson both missed three-pointers to try to force overtime.