Date: October 21, 2012 The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Latvian VEF Riga (2-1) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Russian CSKA Moscow (3-0) 75-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of VEF Riga. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. CSKA Moscow forced 19 VEF Riga turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87) who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points and 7 assists. American swingman Sonny Weems (198-86, college: Arkansas) helped adding 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four CSKA Moscow players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American-Bulgarian guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) with 19 points and 5 assists and forward Kristaps Janicenoks (196-83) scored 15 points. VEF Riga's coach Ramunas Butautas rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. CSKA Moscow have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending Russian champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Spartak SP and Khimky. Defending Latvian champion VEF Riga keeps the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with Unics. CSKA Moscow is looking forward to face league's second-placed Zalgiris in Kaunas in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. VEF Riga will play on the road against Enisey Krasnoyarsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: CSKA: M.Teodosic 13+3reb+7ast, S.Weems 13+5reb+5ast, N.Krstic 13+7reb, V.Khryapa 11+6reb+5ast, A.Jackson 8+5reb+1ast, A.Ponkrashov 6+2reb+4ast VEF Riga: E.Rowland 19+4reb+5ast, K.Janicenoks 15+2reb+2ast, W.Daniels 8+4reb+3ast, A.Kavaliauskas 7+4reb, K.Berzins 6+8reb+1ast, D.Bertans 6+2reb+3ast
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