Preview: Khimki Moscow Region vs. Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv22 october 2020

On Friday, October 23, 2020 Khimki Moscow Region will face Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv, Israel in a EuroLeague round 5 game. The game will be played at Arena Mytishchi, Russia. Tip-off at 20:00 msk.


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, 2020), 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 TV (19:55), Match! Igra (19:55, replay at 02:35), Match! Strana (replay at 00:35), EuroLeague TV,
Text online: EuroLeague website


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

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 know Maccabi's playing style. This team plays with freedom; they shoot the ball well and run in fastbreaks, in a word, they do everything that is not good for us at the moment. Last week was very difficult for us, we played with seven guys against Real and Baskonia, so our key players got a lot of work and were overloaded, while others are not fully ready. So it will be very important to adjust the speed against Maccabi. We usually play fast, but that's not our option right now. Everything will depend on our discipline and regulation of our conditions. We know that Maccabi will run, they have always been famous for their fastbreaks, so we need to stop their fast plays at all costs”.

Devin Booker, Khimki Moscow Region center:

“Maccabi is a great team. They have a lot of great guys on their team who can score the ball. Definitely, it will be a tough game for us tomorrow but we are ready for the challenge. They are great competitors and I'm looking forward to the challenge personally against their big guys”.