Russian Championship. The victory was so closed…23 may 2008

The second match of finals series BC Khimki played at the court of CSKA again. And once again BC Khimki provided the best support. And as the result, the fighting on the court was very stubborn — 66-74 (20-13, 16-18, 16-22, 14-21). The third match will stage in Khimki Basketball Center on 26th of May.
Top scorers: Burke (17+9 rebounds), Tucker (14).

From the beginning of the match the BC Khimki head coach chose the tactics with two big centers. It came as no surprise, the first day Patrick Burke played very well. The starting line was: Ponkrashov, Fridzon, McCarty, Lampe, Burke.

BC Khimki gained the initiative and played very aggressive and energetically. Till the long break Bc Khimki succeeded to save the lead.

But after 15 minutes of relax CSKA started to play its style and yellow-blue defense took a bad turn. Our team allowed to CSKA cut the lead and to control the game. The victory was so closed… The hero of match became Patrick Burke, he played brilliant today too.

Kestutis Kemzura, the BC Khimki head coach:
— We stated the game with fighting spirit. We had a chance to victory, but we lost this possibility. The seies is not complete. Next amtch we will play at home and we will fight.