Cajasol Seville lost (77-78) against russian team Khimki Moscow in their starting game of the season at home. Great game by newcomers Calloway and Asselin. Cabezas was the main player of the game with 19 points.
Despite being leading the game most of the time, in the last quarter the russian team managed to take an advantage that they wouldn't loose until the end of the game. Carlos Cabezas proved himself as the clutch player of Khimki, and he will likely be the leader on the court this year.
Cajasol played a great game, specially their inside players. Against beast like Javtokas and Mozgov (who even broke a glass before the game started, just training, so the game had to begin 40 minutes later), Josh Asselin, Juanjo Triguero and Xavi Rey played really good minutes, giving Cajasol first advantages at the end of the first half.
On the second half, Paulius Jankunas and Vitaly Fridzon started to support Cabezas on the scoring, and got Khimki very near of their rival, so much near that in the last five minutes they took a definitive advantage. Ty Ellis missed a free throw shich could have sent the game to overtime.
77 – Cajasol (20+25+12+20): Maurice Ager (11), Andrés Miso (4), Kirksay (2), Asselin (13), Triguero (11) -starting five-, Tyrone Ellis (6), Calloway (15), Satoransky (3), Sastre (-), Savanovic (-), Xavi Rey (12)
78 – BC Khimki (14+18+24+22): Carlos Cabezas (19), Langford (3), McCarty (8), Jankunas (10), Javtokas (6) -starting five-, Fridzon (11), Toporov (2), Dmitriev (3), Gubanov (2), Raúl López (7), Mozgov (7)