In what was to be an exciting match that would come down to the wire, Dynamo hosted Bourges Basket in Group B action of the FIBA Euroleague Women. Top-ranked Dynamo got off to a sluggish start as the Bourges players seemed more focused and disciplined in their game.
Throughout the first quarter the home team struggled offensively as they were unable to get any good looks at the basket, and was forced into taking off-balanced, rushed shots. The French team came out controlled, and with their organized style of play took a 14-21 advantage into the second quarter.
In the third quarter Dynamo once again found their rhythm on offense and began to control their defensive boards. Sue Bird started to play confidently at the point and got her teammates involved and as a result, Dynamo leveled the score at 42-42 at the end of the third.
Throughout the fourth quarter the home team was led by Natalia Vodopyanova and Elen Shakirova. Both were a force on the boards, and helped their team to a 51-39 rebounding advantage. Despites Bourges' elegant style of basketball, MVP Bird and Dynamo went on to capture a 58-50 home victory.