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It’s the game nobody wants to play in and few want to watch. CSKA looked well on course for a blowout but a Fener rally in the second half made for a surprisingly exciting finish. The third place game got off to an uninspired start, CSKA went up 12-0 before Fenerbahce got off the mark. […]
It was a fourth straight stunning disappointment for CSKA Moscow in the Final Four. Emmet Ryan asks where now for Europe’s most affluent club? It was happening again. After 36 minutes of utter irrelevancy, Vassilis Spanoulis went up the court and nailed a three. Kostas Sloukas narrowed the gap more and Fabio to my left […]
Not for the first time, BiE had to change the intro on a Final Four game involving CSKA Moscow following a dramatic late collapse. It wasn’t a vintage performance in the semi-final but sometimes you just love a good slugfest. That’s what Emmet Ryan saw as Olympiacos topped CSKA Moscow to make it to Sunday’s […]
The heat is hot and the air is dry but the action is about to finally kick off at the Euroleague Final Four in Madrid. Emmet Ryan was at the Barclaycard Centre to talk to the players who will take the floor on Friday. Thursday was a mild improvement from Wednesday, with temperatures hitting just […]
It’s playoff time with two fantastic match-ups, one we are a little shaky on, and a fourth we are worried will be a blow-out. The Euroleague playoffs tip-off tomorrow, following a thrilling end to the Top 16 despite not one team changing positions in the playoff rankings in the final round of games. There was […]
There was no Andrei Kirilenko for CSKA Moscow last night but that didn’t matter against Krasny Oktyabr as Nando de Colo scored 33 points along with grabbing 6 boards and dishing 5 assists in an 88-101 road win. CSKA sit at the top of the VTB League at 21-3.
It’s been a period for NBA refugees to find new homes in Russia with Victor Claver and Gal Mekel both making the jump but no move sent shockwaves around Europe quite like the return of Andrei Kirlenko to CSKA Moscow, writes Emmet Ryan. The return was a cameo, just 5 minutes and 2 points in […]
Admittedly this site is in slight danger of turning into ALS Ice Buckets in Europe but seeing as this is the first Euroleague connection to the challenge we’ve seen, we’ll allow it. Check out CSKA Moscow’s Kyle Hines and Sonny Weems taking the ALS ice bucket challenge.
The withdrawal of the Lithuanian clubs from the VTB United League, following on from the departure of Ukrainian clubs, has left the pan-national league looking essentially like Russia and fodder but this may not be all that bad, writes Emmet Ryan. From day one money was the main motivation behind the VTB United League and […]
Jamont Gordon’s season with Galatasaray came to an early end when he tore his ACL. Now the former CSKA Moscow, Cibona, and Bologna player is looking to prove he’s ready to come back and be a force in Europe. BallinEurope caught up with 2013 TBL Finals MVP to find out how his efforts to get […]
This is a great find by the crew over at Project Spurs, a 14 minute video of Ettore Messina explaining his philosophy on coaching basketball Yeah, when he opens with comparisons to an orchestra you just know this is going to be good. Then when he gets on to discipline a clearly rights free version […]