The CSKA Moscow eliminated this Monday Zenith from Catalan Xavi Pascual and qualified for the final of the Russian league, where he will face the Unics
The Muscovites, trained by the Greek Dimitris
Itoudis, they defeated the Zenith in the third game of a best-of-five series by 85-71 with 20 points from the Italian Daniel
By the team led by Paschal, who fell despite having a field advantage, the most prominent player was the Canadian point guard Kevin
Pangos, with 18 points.
The Muscovites won the first match of the series, the Zenith took the second after two extra time, but the CSKA He no longer gave his rival a choice in the next two games at home.
The Zenith, who finished the regular league first, seemed to pay for the playoff fatigue he played against Barcelona on the Euroleague, which he led to the fifth game in the Palau, and the injuries of several key players like the Pole Ponitka.
Despite the absence of their best scorer, Mike
James, who was removed from the team and signed by the Nets of the NBA, the CSKA has reached the final of the Russian league and the Final four of the Euroleague.
The Unics had defeated in the other semifinal Lokomotiv
Kuban, to which he did not give any option, since he eliminated him on the fast track (3-0), despite the fact that the second had field advantage.