VTB United League Game Preview: BC Kalev vs. Khimki Moscow Region16 april 2021

On Saturday, April 17, 2021 Khimki Moscow Region will face BC Kalev in a VTB United League regular season game. It will be played in Tallinn at Kalevi Spordihall. Tip-off at 17:00 msk.


Founded in 1998
Team colors: blue and white
Honors: champion of Estonia (2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), Estonian Cup winner (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2016, 2020), Estonian-Latvian Basketball League (2021)
Arena: Saku Suurhall (capacity – 7200)
Head coach: Roberts Stelmahers
President: Toomas Linamäe
Official website: www.bckalev.ee

Where to watch
LIVE: matchtv.ru, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website


Janis Timma played under Roberts Stelmahers in Ventspils for two years (2012-2014).


Andrey Maltsev, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:
“This is our third game in six days. The schedule is difficult, and now we need to recover more after the games with Enisey and Nizhny Novgorod. In them, we probably played at the maximum, but we still did not have enough freshness. As for the game against Kalev, our main goal is to stop their offense. They have a very good offense with five Americans supported by Baltic shooters. They played very well against VTB League leaders CSKA and Lokomotiv, even though they lost, and also recently won the Estonian-Latvian Basketball League. They won precisely because of good offense. It is also important for us to improve our offensive plays compared to the last game. We will play now without Timofey Mozgov, he is just returning to the game, he needs time to recover”.