On Thursday, December 27, 2018 BC Khimki will face KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain in a EuroLeague round 15 game. The game will be played at Arena Mytishchi. Tip-off at 20:00 msk. Don't miss!
KIROLBET BASKONIA VITORIA-GASTEIZ (SPAIN)
red, blue, white
Saporta Cup (1996), Spanish National League (2002, 2008, 2010), Spanish National Cup "Copa del Rey" (1995, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009), Spanish Supercup "Supercopa" (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Fernando Buesa Arena (capacity – 15716)
José Antonio Querejeta
Official website: www.baskonia.com
Where to watch
Match TV (19:30), Match! Igra (19:55), EuroLeague TV
Baskonia sharpshooter Matt Janning was a teammate of Khimki forward Andrey Zubkov and played under current Khimki head coach Georgios Bartzokas at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar during the 2015/2016 season. Together they reached EuroLeague Final Four. Zubkov and Janning were teammates at Lokomotiv in the 2016/2017 season, too.
Point guards Jayson Granger of Baskonia and Stefan Markovic of Khimki were backcourt mates at Unicaja Malaga during the 2014/2015 season.
The last time Baskonia visited Khimki, Jayson Granger set his career-high with 11 assists in a 91-90 loss in Round 6 last season.
Stefan Markovic matched his career-best with a performance index rating of 19 in 91-90 home win over Baskonia in November of last season.
Tornike Shengelia set his career-high with 15 rebounds in an 87-77 win over Khimki in March of last season.
Georgios Bartzokas, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:
“Baskonia is coming to Russia with a streak of two away wins, so it's a dangerous team. They have new coach who brought a new philosophy to the team. Also, they have good point guards and good big men, so we expect a tough game. Of course, we want to finish this year with a win, so we'll try to do our best to win this game”.
Andrey Zubkov, Khimki Moscow Region forward:
“We had only two days to prepare for this game. Baskonia is a good team that plays typical Spanish basketball with aggressiveness, speed, good centers, good power forwards and great scorers. I think we have to do our best in rebounding and try to protect our perimeter from their triples”.