The day of match against “Ural-Great' (Perm) BC Khimki had 11th birthday. And the result was determined in first half of game: 88-70 (25-20, 25-12, 23-20, 15-20). Next match in Russian Championship Khimki will play in Saint Petersburg next Sunday.
Top scorers: McCarty (17), Savkov (11), Shabalkin (10).
The game was opened by lazer show, the performance of cheerleaders and others holiday surprises. In the roster of BC Khimki there were changes: the center Macej Lampe returned to his team and the guard Teemu Rannikko was injured.
The starting line was: Ewing, Fridzon, McCarty, Wilkinson, Veremeenko.
In the debut the initiative was in hands of McCarty and his teammates. The Perm’s Biggs received 3 fouls and his head coach technical foul, because of argues with the referees.
Again Savkov, the hero of yellow-blue fans, was brilliant in shooting 3-pointers. Macej Lampe made the advantage of Khimki – 18 points.
To the half of third period all 12 players of Khimki scored the points. The coach’s staff proposed the new defense line: Ponkrashov, Savkov, Fridzon.
Kestutis Kemzura, the head coach of BC Khimki:
— It was the first match after holidays. And I am satisfied with the result. We controlled all the game. In my team I want to mark Savkov, he scored his shoots and worked in the defense. Of course, I am happy to see Lampe on the court. He is hard-working. And wants to return the shape after the injury as soon as possible.