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Dimitris Itoudis: “Defeat is sometimes useful, because it helps to make right conclusions”

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Head coach of basketball CSKA Moscow Dimitris itoudis has summarized the away match against UNICS (86:94) within the next round of the League.

— I congratulate UNICS on the win. We started the game well, controlled the first half, we had the strength and calmness. In the second half the opponents were a little more effort, cost us dearly McCollum after shots of isolation — he scored 26 points after the break, and the speaker turned out to loss ratio — from 8 to 17, we had nine possessions less. We lacked stability.

Yeah, no one wants to play, but defeat is sometimes useful, because it helps to draw the right conclusions. We got a good lesson, and will meet UNICS in the second round. And now we have to work to watch videos and work again — said Itoudis.

For CSKA this defeat was the first in six matches of United League and third in the tournament.

In the next match on December 8 CSKA will play with “Parma”, and before that on December 5 in the framework of the Euroleague will take “Zalgiris”.

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