BC Khimki played against Triumph from Lyubertsy and crashed the opponent in the second period. As the result, the deserve win of yellow-blue — 79-69 (16-22, 27-7, 20-18, 16-22). Next match in Russian championship Bc Khimki will play on 8th of December against CSKA.
Top scorers: Fridzon (20), Wilkinson (14), McCarty (13), Rannikko (11), Morgunov (10).
In BC Khimki entry there were only 10 players: Daniel Ewing missed the match through suspension, Vladimir Veremeenko and Macej Lampe didn’t yet get rehabilitated. The starting line was: Rannikko, Ponkrashov, McCarty, Wilkinson, Morgunov.
The score was opened by Wilkinson, but the first period was unsuccessful for BC Khimki. The situation changed in the second period. BC Khimki cut the lead. Fridzon leveled the score – 22-22. Yellow-blue made a spurt – 14-1. Further BC Khimki continued to increase the lead. In the third period the advantage was +20. After it the home team decelerated the engine. But BC Khimki dictated the game and won convincingly.
Kestutis Kemzura, BC Khimki head coach:
— This match was difficult and we are glad with the victory. Our opponent showed good performance. We have losses: Ewing, Veremeenko, Lampe. Burke is out of shape. But I am proud of my team. I want to mark Teemu Rannikko, he took Chatman out of a play.