CSKA lost for the sixth time in their seventh game in the FIBA Europe League. Tonight the team from Sofia was beaten by Nymburk - 80:76.
The game started well for the home team. CSKA was leading by as many as 16 points in 8th minute of the game. After the first quarter the result was 32-21 for the Bulgarians.
CSKA guard Lyudmil Radulov did a great job and scored 14 points in the first quater.
In the second quarter CSKA was still leading by 8 to 10 points. Before the end of the first half Nymburk cut the difference and after the first 20 minutes the result was 46-41 for CSKA.
After the break the visitors became much more aggressive in defence. Denis Mujagic scored a few important baskets and at the end of the third quater Nymburk was ahead for the first time in the game - 58-56.
The visitors controlled the game in the final 10 minutes and their lead was up to 10 points.
In the final second Toni Dechev from CSKA made a 3-pointer and cut the deficit to 4 points.
The best player for the winners was 35-years old guard Denis Mujagic with 17 points.
The best scorer for CSKA was Radulov with 24.
Rosen Barchovski, head coach CSKA Sofia:
"This was a tough loss for us. We were ahead by 16 points and we had a chance to beat Nymburk.
We have 4 injured players and our bench is too short. Right now we have great problems because I have just 5 healthy players. I hope we will win some of our next games."
Michal Jezdik, head coach CEZ Nymburk:
"I am happy that we won this game because we played badly in the first half.
The win in Sofia was one step towards our goal - to participate in the next stage of the FIBA Europe League."