Preview: Nizhny Novgorod vs. Khimki Moscow Region22 september 2020

Photographer: BC Nizhny Novgorod

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020 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: CEC Nagorny (capacity – 5500)
Head coach: Zoran Lukic
General Director: Alexander Khairetdinov
Official website:

Where to watch

LIVE: Match! Strana (18:55, replay at 01:55),, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website


Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:

“Nizhny Novgorod is a dangerous and tenacious team that always fights with everyone, plays with heart and at the maximum against any opponent. After a long break, they finished the Champions League and faced the French side Dijon, showing a good level of basketball, especially given the fact that this was an away game. I have only a positive opinion about Nizhny, they have a lot of fighting qualities. We have to work hard to win. They have good players like Gavrilovic and Baburin, as well as Astapkovich — a promising guy who often takes the initiative and at certain points can be a team leader. He is aggressive, can score and pass under the ring. Coach Lukic keeps his style, which is why his team is dangerous”.