Russian Championship. CSK VVS Samara — BC Khimki — 68-76 6 february 2009
In Samara BC Khimki played against home team — CSK VVS Samara. Because of problems with roster, our team had some difficulties in match, but won — 76-68 (19-15, 19-20, 18-11, 20-22). BC Khimki is placed second in Russian Championship. Next match in Superleague BC Khimki will play on 14 of February against CSKA and on 10 of February in Athens our opponent in Eurocup will be "Panellinios".
Top scorers: Ponkrashov (17), McCarty (14), Palacio (13 + 10 rebouns).
— It was not easy match for us – said the General Director Victor Bychkov. – We have problems with injuries. Lampe. Delfino. Mozgov, Dyachok are getting rehabilitated.
Team from Samara acted very effective in first half. But in third and fourth period we managed to stop their leaders -Perry and Shlivanchanin.
In our team I can mark Palacio, Ponkrashov , McCarty and Wilkinson. Ratko Varda isn’t in a good shape yet because of objective reasons, lack of game experience affects, but he try do his best. The match was difficult, that’s why our youth –Logachev and Zaytsev didn’t get to the court.