On Friday, December 21, 2018 BC Khimki will face Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul, Turkey in a EuroLeague round 14 game. The game will be played at Arena Mytishchi. Tip-off at 20:00 msk. Don't miss!
DARUSSAFAKA TEKFEN ISTANBUL (TURKEY)
EuroCup (2018), Turkish Basketball Championship (1961, 1962)
Volkswagen Arena (capacity – 5240)
Official website: www.darussafakabasketbol.com
Where to watch
Match! Igra (19:55; replay at 01:40), Match TV (replay at 01:25), EuroLeague TV
Darussafaka guard Markel Brown and forward Jeremy Evans made their respective European basketball debuts with Khimki during the 2016/2017 season. They were teammates with four current Khimki players: Sergey Monya, Alexey Shved, Egor Vyaltsev and Vyacheslav Zaytsev.
Oguz Savas posted his career high in blocks with 3 playing for Fenerbahce Istanbul against Khimki in October 2012.
Georgios Bartzokas, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:
“We didn’t sleep at all at night and had almost a 13-hour trip from Tel Aviv. We need to overcome this exhausting trip. Tomorrow’s game is a must-win game for us, if we want to have luck in the EuroLeague this year for the playoffs. So, basically we need to be ready physically and mentally for this tough game”.
Charles Jenkins, BC Khimki guard:
“If you look at the standings, there is no much separation between seventh place and fifteenth place. EuroLeague is tough and each team has at least one loss so far. We played against Darussafaka in the preseason; they are really good team with a lot of talent. It will be another tough game especially for us missing two most important guys”.