Promo Cup VTB. BC Khimki — Azovmash — 74-5420 december 2008
In the starting match of the Promo Cup of the united leagues VTB Khimkians without the visible efforts beat the champion of the Ukraine — 'Azovmash' from Mariupol — 74-54 (20-9, 17-12, 15-11, 22-22) and run into the semi-final of tournament. The coach of our team Sergio Skariolo gave the playing time for all basketball players. On Sunday, at 20:30 BC Khimki will meet with the winner of the match Dynamo — Sopot (Poland).
Sergio Scariolo, BC Khimki head coach:
— To win is better than to lose. But the result is not the most important thing on this tournament. Our aim is to improve as a team. We worked hard this week and today we made one more step.Because of Lampe injury we had problems with position of center. But Wilkinson and Mozgov played good at this position. The schedule “3 matches in 3 games” can be useful for our team. We have possibility to play 3 matches instead of practices.