Preview: Valencia Basket vs. Khimki Moscow Region22 december 2020

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Khimki Moscow Region will face Valencia Basket, Spain in a EuroLeague round 16 game. The game will be played in Valencia at La Fonteta. Tip-off at 23:00 msk.


Founded in 1986
Team colors: orange, black, white
Honors: Spanish National League (2017), Spanish Supercup (2017), EuroCup winner (2003, 2010, 2014, 2019), EuroCup runner-up (2012), Copa del Rey winner (1998), Copa del Rey runner-up (2000, 2006, 2013, 2017), Saporta Cup runner-up (1999, 2002), Liga ACB runner-up (2003)
Arena: Pabellón Fuente San Luis (capacity – 9000)
Head coach: Jaume Ponsarnau
President: Vicente J. Solà Sanz
Official website:

Where to watch
LIVE: Match! Igra (22:55), Match! Strana (22:55), Match TV (replay at 02:00), EuroLeague TV,
Text online: EuroLeague website


Alexey Shved and Derrick Williams played for Minnesota Timberwolves in season 2012/2013.

Devin Booker, Stefan Jovic and Derrick Williams played for FC Bayern Munich in season 2018/2019.

Stefan Jovic and Nikola Kalinic play for Serbian national team. Earlier, they were teammates in Crvena Zvezda Belgrade (season 2014/2015).

Alexey Shved needs 16 pts to reach the 2500 mark in his EuroLeague career.


Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:

“Against Valencia, it can be difficult for everyone, because they play fast, smart, and beautiful basketball, and this is one of the problems. If we manage to force them to our rhythm, everything will be fine, if not, there may be problems. Valencia has such experienced players as Dubljevic and Williams. Also, they focus on the EuroLeague, where they have shown good results so far”.

Dairis Bertans, Khimki Moscow Region guard:

“We expect another tough game. Valencia is playing very well, much better than last season. As for us, our game, is improving despite the recent losses. We just have to try harder”.