The fourth time this season BC Khimki beat Lokomotiv from Rostov-on-Don — 77-68 (24-16, 14-14, 24-17, 15-21). Only in last period guest team could offer a resistance. On the whole BC Khimki dictated all the game. Next match yellow-blue will play in Moscow against CSKA on 2nd of February.
Top scorers: Lampe (19), McCarty (14+11 rebounds), Wilkinson (14), Fridzon (10), Ewing (10).
BC Khimki entered only 11 players. Rannikko and Dyachok continue the treatment. Plus Vladimir Veremeenko sustained an injury in Valencia. Again the young Igor Smygin was listed with the team. But the starting line was usual: Ewing, Fridzon, McCarty, Wilkinson, Lampe.
Kestutis Kemzura, the BC Khimki head coach:
— This match was very important for us. After the defeat in Valencia, we had to win for instill the confidence in our team. That’s why I am satisfied.
We started well, had a lead, but then we lost concentration. During the long break we had a conversation and guys got to the court angry at themselves. And in third period our team started to play basketball we used to play
I can mark Wilkinson. He scored 14 points and acted very efficiently in the defense. Lampe can to improve. McCarty rebounded well.