CSKA aces Final Four test, repeats as champions 11  june  2018

VTB United League
CSKA Moscow defeated Khimki Moscow Region in the VTB United League championship game, 95-84 (27-18, 27-23, 25-28, 16-15).
Top Scorers
CSKA: Cory Higgins (20), Nando De Colo (18 + 7 ast), Will Clyburn (16), Sergio Rodriguez (15 + 8 ast)

Khimki: Alexey Shved (21 + 9 ast), Malcolm Thomas (17 + 7 reb), Tyler Honeycutt (11), Anthony Gill (11 + 6 reb)

Story
CSKA cruised to a 7th-straight VTB United League title on Sunday night behind the dazzling play of guards Nando De Colo and Sergio Rodriguez. The Frenchman and Spaniard combined for 33 points, 15 assists and only four turnovers as the Army Men shot 53% from the field and scored 54 points in the opening two periods to take a commanding 13-point lead.



Khimki was led by Alexey Shved’s 21 points, but missed out on an opportunity to end CSKA’s streak of dominance in the League, shooting only 32% from beyond the arc (8-25) as a team and missing nine free throws (22-31).

The Army Men were unstoppable in the first half, racking up 54 points against the Khimki defense. including 7-12 shooting from deep.

Khimki briefly challenged in the 3rd quarter. Anthony Gill’s tip-in early in the period cut the deficit to seven, 57-50, but the Yellow and Blue never got any closer. CSKA had an answer every time in the high-scoring quarter (the two teams combined for 53 points) and Kyle Hines restored a double-digit lead on CSKA’s final possession, 79-69.

The 4th quarter ended in a route. CSKA scored the first five points of the period and never looked back, leading by as much as 17 in the final minutes.

The Army Men repeat as champions, securing their 7th VTB United League title. Khimki finishes as runner-up for the second consecutive season.

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MVP
Sergio Rodriguez. The Spaniard was brilliant in the semifinal win over Zenit, dropping 21 points in the first half. He showed up big again in the championship game, recording 15 points and eight assists. El Chacho was CSKA’s most reliable option on offense and created opportunities for his teammates to earn the Final Four MVP.

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