VTB United league 2017/2018
Astana
Astana
VTB United league, Regular season
08.10.2017, 15:00 Su
Arena: Barys Arena (Astana)
72:92
Main time
15:29 17:30 21:15 19:18
Game number: RS-5
Spectators: 1230
CSKA (MSK)
Moscow

First game of the season: Astana — CSKA

07.10.2017, 16:00    Просмотров: 47
Источник: Press service
Автор: Almira Shakhaeva
Tomorrow, on October 8, the first match of the VTB United League takes place in Astana.
 
CSKA Moscow,the current champion of the League, became Astana’s rival for the first home game by lot.
 
Information about the opponent:
 
The club was founded in 1923
  • The champion of the USSR — 1945, 1960-1962, 1964-1966, 1969-1974, 1976-1984, 1988, 1990
  • Champion of Russia — 1992-2000, 2003-2015
  • Winner of the USSR Cup — 1972, 1973, 1982
  • The winner of the Cup of Russia — 2005-2007
  • Winner of the European Champions Cup — 1960/1961, 1962/1963, 1968/1969, 1970/1971
  • Champion of the Euroleague — 2005/2006, 2007/2008, 2015/2016
  • Champion NEBL — 1999/2000
  • Champion of the VTB United League — 2009/2010, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
 
Kostas Flevarakis, head coach of PBC «Astana»:
«We have to play very carefully one-on-one defence against CSKA, act efficiently in defense against pick and roll, because CSKA is that team that score more than 90 points per game. We must prevent  them from being this effective if we want to win, concentration is very important, we should avoid losing the ball and work responsibly on rebouds.»
 
The new basketball season has begun in mid-September for «Astana». The team took part in Asian Champions Cup 2017, the largest continental basketball championship, which took place from 22 to 30 September in the city of Chenzhou (Hunan Province) in China. Kazakhstan basketball players won in the semi-final and became bronze medallists of this competition. «Astana» is the first basketball club in the history of Kazakhstan, which became the medallist of this large basketball championship in Asia.
 
Please be kindly informed that before the start of the 2017/2018 season, the basketball club introduced a new ticket system. From now on, the entrance to”Astana” home games is charged. The cost of tickets varies from 100 to 500 tenge. Tickets can be purchased online on ticketon.kz as well as on the day of the game three hours before a game.
 
The game takes place on October 8, at  »Barys Arena» at 15.00 pm.

Astana to give in CSKA pressure

09.10.2017, 09:00    Просмотров: 31
Источник: VTB United league
Автор:

CSKA Russia overpowered Astana Kazakhstan on the road, 92-72 (29-15, 30-17, 15-21, 18-19).

The Army Men took care of business in the first half. Finishing up a two-game swing to the League’s easternmost clubs, CSKA showed little sign of fatigue in the early going. Nando De Colo scored 12 points in the first six-plus minutes to give the visitors a 22-3 advantage. Trailing 29-15 at the end of the 1st, Astana rallied to within 10 as Anthony Clemmons and Anton Ponomarev scored on a pair of layups to open the 2nd quarter.

But that was as close as the home team would get. Will Clyburn, who finished with 20, scored eight of CSKA’s next 10 points, all in the paint. The Army Men put the game out reach with a 16-4 run to close the quarter, leading 59-32 at the break.



Top Scorers:

  • Astana: Justin Carter (25+6 reb), Anthony Clemmons (15), Leonidas Kaselakis (13+6 reb), Ike Udanoh (6+11 reb)
  • CSKA: Nando De Colo (24), Will Clyburn (20+6 reb)


Astana head coach Kostas Flevarakis:
– It was clear from the beginning we had trouble with our tempo. Our foreign players struggled to play as a team since they weren’t with us at the Asian nation’s tournament. I’m happy that we tried to battle against such a strong team like CSKA and didn’t give up. We have things to work on. We’ll make progress and improve.

CSKA head coach Dimitris Itoudis:
– Congratulations to the team on a second win. It’s great to start the season like this. This game was a lot like our last game. We saw the same positives and negatives. After an excellent first half, we didn’t play that well in the second and committed a lot of turnovers. In general, we measured out our efforts and didn’t use every possible combination of players. You could find some excuses for our struggles, given the challenging travel, but there’s no reason to. Now we simply understand better what to work on. We need to play every game at a consistently high level. 

Astana will hold its next game on October 15 with Zenit. 

Information about the opponent

Established year: 1923 Team colors: red, dark blue
Country: Russia Arena: USC CSKA
City: Moscow Website: www.cskabasket.com

Description

CSKA - is a Russian professional men's basketball club from the city of Moscow.

Achievements:
  • Champion of the USSR — 1945, 1960-1962, 1964-1966, 1969-1974, 1976-1984, 1988, 1990
  • Champion of Russia — 1992-2000, 2003-2015
  • USSR Cup Winner — 1972, 1973, 1982
  • The winner of the European Cup of Champions — 1960/1961, 1962/1963, 1968/1969, 1970/1971
  • Champion Euroleague — 2005/2006, 2007/2008, 2015/2016
  • Champion NEBL — 1999/2000
  • The champion of VTB United League — 2009/2010, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
  • Silver medallist of the VTB United League — 2010/2011