On Thursday, December 13, 2018 BC Khimki will face CSKA Moscow, Russia in a EuroLeague round 12 game. The game will be played in Megasport Arena, Moscow. Tip-off at 20:00 msk. Watch LIVE at Match! Arena, matchtv.ru and Euroleague.tv
This week on the EuroLeague Basketball calendar has arrived with the staging of One Team
Games all over Europe from Tuesday to Friday. All 20 games in the two competitions will showcase the program, with every EuroLeague player showing his support by proudly wearing One Team on the back of his shirt instead of his own name. Every home club will also stage a series of special events to celebrate the program, including One Team participants and athletes from Special Olympics taking part in on-court pre-game ceremonies. One Team is a long-running and hugely successful social responsibility program, which sees all 40 clubs in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup offer valuable support to vulnerable members of their local communities with an ongoing schedule of inspirational basketball-based activities.
CSKA MOSCOW (RUSSIA)
red and blue
Champion of Euroleague (2006, 2008, 2016), Champion of European Cup for men's champion clubs (1961, 1963, 1969, 1971), Champion of VTB United League (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Champion of Russia (1992-2000, 2003-2018), Champion of USSR (1945, 1960-1962, 1964-1966, 1969-1974, 1976-1984, 1988, 1990), Russian Cup (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010), USSR Cup (1972, 1973, 1982), Champion of NEBL (2000)
Megasport Arena (capacity – 13344)
Official website: www.cskabasket.com
WHERE TO WATCH
Match! Arena (19:55), Match! Igra (replay at 23:00), Match TV (replay at 01:35), EuroLeague TV
CSKA center Kyle Hines and Khimki head coach Georgios Bartzokas won the 2013 EuroLeague title together at Olympiacos Piraeus.
Khimki players Alexey Shved, Sergey Monya and Egor Vyaltsev all played for CSKA. Shved played parts of seven seasons for CSKA between 2005 and 2012 and won the 2008 EuroLeague with the club. Monia spent three seasons with CSKA and Vyaltsev two.
Dimitris Itoudis coached Khimki guard Stefan Markovic five seasons ago in Turkey at Banvit Bandirma.
Markovic was a teammate of CSKA guard Nando De Colo during the 2011/2012 season at Valencia Basket. The backcourt duo helped Valencia reach the EuroCup championship game that season.
Khimki forward Petr Gubanov and his CSKA counterpart Semen Antonov were teammates at Nizhny Novgorod during the 2013/2014 season.
Khimki players Alexey Shved and Andrey Zubkov were teammates on the Russian national team with CSKA's Semen Antonov, Andrey Vorontsevich, Nikita Kurbanov and Mikhail Kulagin at EuroBasket 2017.
Georgios Bartzokas, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:
“Nothing changes. This is EuroLeague and no one has any doubts about CSKA's potential, especially right now. Bolomboy is playing more and CSKA is a complete team at any spots. It’s really difficult to beat them away. Also, we need take into consideration that Gill and Shved are out, so we need to make an extra effort defensively and offensively from everybody to compete. We have a newcomer in Garlon Green, who day by day, practice by practice understands what we want from him. Generally, he is very positive and able to listen to any information that we give him. So, I’m positive about him; he has a potential to help us”.
Malcolm Thomas, Khimki Moscow Region center:
“They are a good veteran team; a tough team, always in the top rankings both in the EuroLeague and VTB League. I think we definitely will have to execute our offense and defense, bringing a lot of energy if we want to be in the game. We have to try to overdo it as we lost two main players. We can do too much because of missing them. We just have to stick to the game plan the coach gives us and execute. I think, so we’ll be fine”.