Andrey Kirilenko: The key was not to get involved in dirty play against Bilbao
CSKA Moscow forward Andrey Kirilenko commented on his club’s emphatic defeat of Spanish side Bilbao in the Euroleague (98:71) and the dirty tactics that the opponents implemented.
«We don’t take victory in the series for granted. Bilbao is an experienced team, they know how to play ball and the keep on fighting, scratching and biting till the bitter end. It was a rather unpleasant match: constant challenges, clashes, trips... But what can you do, it’s their style and it has carried them into the Europe’s Top-8. The officials allow that sort of play and we have to accept those rules. The main thing is not to respond to provocation, but we are such a big club that we cannot afford to get emotionally compromised,» the former NBA star told Sport-Express.