Russian Championship. BC Khimki reached the final!11 may 2009

In Saint-Petersburg the fourth match of semifinlas series between BC Khimki and "Spartak" was held. In a stubborn struggle BC Khimki won — 74-72 (9-22, 16-13, 23-19, 26-18) and reached the final, where our team will face the winner of series CSKA — UNICS.

Top scorers: Mozgov (18), McCarty (15), Delfino (14).

Sergio Scariolo, BC Khimki head coach:

— I want to thank “Spartak” for interesting series. Of course, I wish this team good luck in challenge for 3 place. Today the game was very emotional, and tough at all points. I want to thank our fans, who came in Saint-Petersburg to support us. Today is a historical day for our club, we achieved our goal and have done everything for playing in Euroleague. I am happy for my team.

Timofey Mozgov, BC Khimki center:

— I am happy to win and the series to finish. The beginning of the game was very tough. But our desire to win was great, and we managed to brace ourselves. Step by step we were going to the victory. As for me, I think my performance was not bad. The team victory is more important.