Preview: Nizhny Novgorod vs. Khimki Moscow Region 1 december 2019

On Monday, December 2, 2019 Khimki Moscow Region will face BC Nizhny Novgorod in a VTB United League regular season game. It will be played in Nizhny Novgorod in CEC Nagorny. Tip-off at 19:00 msk.


Founded in 2000
Team colors: black and white
Honors: Russian Cup runner-up (2011, 2018, 2019), EuroCup semifinals (2014), VTB United League runner-up (2014), Russian championship runner-up (2014), EuroLeague Top 16 (2015)
Arena: Nizhniy Novgorod Trade Union Sport Palace (capacity – 5500)
Head coach: Zoran Lukic
President: Dmitry Svatkovsky
Official website:

Where to watch

LIVE: Match! Arena (18:55),, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website


Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:

“Alexey Shved returned after injury, which is very good. We play with him in a different way. Shved creates a lot of situations and is an important part of our team. Stefan Jovic stayed in Khimki because of back problems. He played the last couple of games not at his level. Before the game with Barcelona, we need to “repair” him. We are okay, we are prepared, practices went well, with good energy. I hope we will play against Nizhny Novgorod in the same way, with good energy. This team always fights and “bites”, especially against big teams, and in general regardless of who opposes them. They play hard and have some physically strong players who are fighting well. They have had changes, several Americans have left the team, but they have good Russians, so the game will not be easy. Moreover, in Nizhny Novgorod it is always difficult to play”.