On Friday, February 23, 2018 BC Khimki will face Panathinaikos Superfoods, Greece in a EuroLeague round 23 game. The game will be played at Mytishchi Arena. Tip-off at 20:00 msk. Don't miss!
PANATHINAIKOS SUPERFOODS ATHENS
Euroleague (1996, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011), Intercontinental Cup (1996), Greek National League (1946, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1969, 1971-1975, 1977, 1980-1982, 1984, 1998-2001, 2003-2011, 2013, 2014, 2017), Greek National Cup (1979, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1993, 1996, 2003, 2005-2009, 2012-2017)
Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall (capacity – 18989)
Official website: www.paobc.gr
Where to watch
Match TV (19:55), Match! Nash Sport (19:55), EuroLeague TV
Chris Singleton played under current BC Khimki coach Georgios Bartzokas and was a teammate of BC Khimki forward Andrey Zubkov at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in the 2015/2016 season. They reached the EuroLeague Final Four together.
Panathinaikos swingman Matt Lojeski played under current BC Khimki head coach Gerogios Bartzokas at Olympiacos Piraeus during the 2013/2014 campaign.
Panathinaikos center Ian Vougiouskas and his BC Khimki counterpart Dmitry Sokolov were teammates at UNICS Kazan during the 2013/2014 season, and they reached EuroCup Finals together.
Vougioukas and BC Khimki forward Andrey Zubkov were teammates at Lokomotiv Kuban Kransodar last season.
James Anderson of BC Khimki and Lukas Lekavicius of Panathinaikos were teammates at Zalgiris Kaunas during the 2014/2015 season.
Panathinaikos forward K.C. Rivers made his EuroLeague debut for BC Khimki in the 2012/2013 season. He was a teammate of current BC Khimki players Sergey Monya and Egor Vyaltsev.
Georgios Bartzokas, BC Khimki head coach:
“It looks like Panathinaikos is a top four team in the EuroLeague this year. Also, they added two players in Mike James and Adreian Payne. So, they added quality and athleticism, for sure. Right now, they have a deeper roster. First of all, we need to realize what kind of team they have and how we have to play. For me, the basic thing is that Calathes is the best assisting player and point guard in the EuroLeague, having 8.5 assists per game. It looks like he makes everybody involved in the game. Of course, it’s gonna be a specific situation about our defense on him. They have a different type of players; they have everything right now. For us it’s very important, because we’ll play at home and it will be a crucial game for us. We need to play very hard and very well if we want to win”.
Charles Jenkins, BC Khimki guard:
“As a team we had a productive practice week and get one more to get prepared for really important game on Friday. They play really well. Of course, we didn’t forget what happened to us when we were there. I think, it’s going to be a motivation for us to prove most ourselves that we are competing with a team like that. I mean, we had success against other EuroLeague teams but going there they really beat us pretty bad. I think, it’s a chance for us to prove to each other that we can play against one of the best teams in the EuroLeague, trying to do the best we can to get a win”.