Preview: Khimki Moscow Region vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 2 october 2019

On Thursday, October 3, 2019 Khimki Moscow Region will face Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, Israel in a EuroLeague round 1 game. The game will be played in Arena Mytishchi, Russia. Tip-off at 20:00 msk. Don't miss!


Founded in 1932
Team colors: yellow, blue
Honors: Euroleague (1977, 1981, 2004, 2005, 2014), Suproleague (2001), Israeli National League (1954, 1955, 1957-1959, 1962-1964, 1967, 1968, 1970-1992, 1994-2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019), Israeli National Cup (1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1963-1966, 1970-1973, 1975, 1977-1983, 1985-1987, 1989-1991, 1994, 1998-2006, 2010-2017), Adriatic League (2012), FIBA Intercontinental Cup (1980), Israeli League Cup (2007, 2010–2013, 2015, 2017)
Arena: Menora Mivtachim Arena (capacity – 10383)
Head coach: Ioannis Sfairopoulos
President: Shimon Mizrahi
Official website:

Where to watch

LIVE: Match! Igra (19:55), EuroLeague TV
Text online: EuroLeague website


Sergey Karasev and Dairis Bertans are sidelined because of injuries. Alexey Shved and Anthony Gill are preparing for the game with the team.

Khimki set a EuroLeague club record with 11 blocks in an 88-67 home win over Maccabi in January 2013.

Maccabi guard Scottie Wilbekin and Khimki guard Dairis Bertans were teammates at Darussafaka Istanbul during the 2016/2017 season.

Khimki forward Sergey Monia tied his career-high with 6 assists at home against Maccabi in November 2017.

Monia posted a career-high 4 blocked shots three times against Maccabi: in November 2010, January 2013 and November 2016.

Maccabi Coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos was an assistant coach at CSKA Moscow during the 2011/2012 season, during which he worked with Khimki star Alexey Shved.


Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:

“We still have injury issues as Sergey Karasev and Dairis Bertans are not ready to play; and these are losses for us. Alexey Shved and Anthony Gill came back to practice, and it’s a good sign. For sure, Maccabi is a very good team, despite the fact that since David Blatt’s triumph they didn’t have results and now they had to re-build the team. They have a good coach and a good roster with Wilbekin, Wolters, who came from Zalgiris, Casspi, who came back from the NBA, as well as center Black. Overall, they are a good team but we play at home and have to put on a double effort and energy on the court, showing confidence. We have played two VTB United League games so far, and we had some good and not very good stuff but I think it’s gonna be okay because all the guys are practicing very well. Hopefully, we’ll start the new EuroLeague season with a win”.

Jonas Jerebko, Khimki Moscow Region forward:

“I expect us to come out ready. We had a long preseason with some good games and some bad games but I feel like we are getting ready for the EuroLeague. So, we are going to come out ready with a good game plan and play against a good Maccabi team. I know they have good players like Nate Wolters at point guard, they got Omri Casspi back. Also, they have Tarik Black; obviously Quincy Acy came back, too. It's gonna be tough inside as they are a good team and play good basketball. But I feel like we have a great game plan and we will come out and execute”.