VTB United League Game Preview: Zielona Gora vs. Khimki Moscow Region21 march 2021

On Monday, March 22, 2021 Khimki Moscow Region will face Zielona Gora, Poland in a VTB United League regular season game. The game will be played at CRS Hala Zielona Gora. Tip-off at 20:00 msk.


Founded in 1946
Team colors: white, green
Honors: Polish League (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020), Polish Cup (2015, 2017, 2021), Polish Supercup (2015)
Arena: CRS Hala Zielona Gora (capacity – 6080)
Head coach: Zan Tabak
President: Ryszard Buczek
Official website: www.basketzg.pl

Where to watch

LIVE: Match! Igra (19:55), Match! Strana (replay at 01:10), matchtv.ru, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website


Anton Ponkrashov and Rolands Freimanis played in UNICS Kazan in season 2014/2015.

Janis Timma, Janis Berzins and Rolands Freimanis play in Latvian National team.

Berzins and Timma were teammates in VEF Riga (2014-2015).

From 2015 to 2018 Jure Drakslar worked in Zielona Gora as strength and conditioning coach.


Andrey Maltsev, Khimki Moscow Region interim head coach:
“We played with Zielona Gora recently and lost that game, conceding a lot of points, so we really want to return the debt. We need to play better, starting from the defense, as we did in the last games, and also add energy in the offense, so that we score not 60 points, but 80, and at the same time miss not 99, as in the first round game. Both teams, we and Zielona Gora have roster losses. The opponent has strong foreigners, I mean Americans and Latvians, as well as good Poles, and all beat three-pointers. Their strengths are three-point shots, as well as a quick transition from defense to offense. We must pay special attention to this”.