VTB United League Game Preview: Khimki Moscow Region vs. Avtodor Saratov24 april 2021

On Sunday, April 25, 2021 Khimki Moscow Region will face Avtodor Saratov in a VTB United League regular season game. It will be played in Khimki at BC MR. Tip-off at 14:00 msk.


Founded in 1960
Team colors: black and white
Honors: 2nd Place in Russian Championship (1994, 1997, 1998, 1999), 3rd Place in Russian Championship (1996), Eurocup FIBA semifinalist (1998), Superleague A Champion (1997, 1998), Superleague B Champion (2009), Superleague Champion (2014), 3rd Place in Superleague (2013)
Arena: Sport Palace Kristall (capacity – 5500)
Interim head coach: Vladislav Konovalov
President: Vladimir Rodionov
Official website: avtodor.ru

Where to watch

LIVE: Match! Strana (13:55, replay at 01:55), matchtv.ru, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website


Sergey Monia started his pro career in Avtodor Saratov, where he played from 2000 to 2002.


Andrey Maltsev, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:
“During the season, Avtodor experienced a change in the coaching staff, which changed the style of the game. This is an original team that promotes very fast basketball and strives to score more than a hundred points in each game. They also have many different defensive options. The set of players is quite good, there are talented foreigners, while promising young guys born in 2000, who we have long been accustomed to considering as candidates for the Russian national team, can be more actively involved. Avtodor did not qualify for the playoffs, this is their last game, and they have nothing to lose, so they will play uninhibited. Our goal is to stop their fast basketball, impose our style of play, with longer offense and defense, and control the pace of the game. We will try to finish the regular season with a good game”.