After a sensational defeat in Nizhny, CSKA had nowhere to retreat. Another misfire made the season a failure for the army. And they were as close to disaster as ever, having a bad match and losing 3 points before the final 10 minutes. The capital team attacked terribly, and therefore relied on the only reliable option - defense. In the middle of the last quarter for almost four minutes, the army team did not allow the opponent to score points. Themselves, of course, did not shine on the other half, but from time to time they earned the right to free kicks. It was not possible to go far, only by 6 points, and therefore in the last minutes the guests pinup made the audience nervous. Shepherd and Komolov reduced the gap to a minimum, but could not achieve more. Toropov earned the fifth foul, allowing Hackett to hit two free kicks, followed by Cliburn intercepted the ball from Shepherd and converted the free kick.