CSKA Wins 9th VTB United League Title 10  june  2019

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CSKA Moscow defeated Khimki Moscow Region on the road in Game 3 of the Finals, 80-62 (18-14, 25-14, 19-19, 18-15).
Top scorers
Khimki: Viacheslav Zaitcev (22 + 5 reb), Jordan Mickey (12), Malcolm Thomas (8 + 7 reb)

CSKA: Cory Higgins (23), Othello Hunter (15 + 8 reb), Nikita Kurbanov (12 + 6 reb + 5 ast)

Story
Rimas Kurtinaitis noted before Game 3 that Khimki needed to avoid a slow start like in the first two games and keep CSKA within 10 points. Khimki missed its first six shots and gave up a 7-0 run to open the evening, but managed to claw back in the opening period. Viacheslav Zaitcev converted an important three-point play (three of his nine points in the first quarter) and better defense kept the Army Men under 20 points in the first 10 minutes for the first time in the series, 18-14.

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