PBL. UNICS vs. BC Khimki31 may 2011
Unfortunately, BC Khimki didn't manage to score a first semi-finals road victory in Kazan and was defeated by UNICS — 59-70 (13-20, 12-15, 18-18, 16-17). The next game will be held also in Kazan on Wednesday, June 1. The beginning of the meeting is at 19.00 msk.
Best scorers:: Fridzon (15), Monya (11 + 5 assists), Loncar (10 + 9 rebounds)
Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:
– My congratulations to UNICS and personally Eugene Pashutin. From the first quarter our opponent controlled the course of the meeting. We thought that in the end we would be able to save the match, but a couple of incongruous mistakes reduced to zero all our efforts. We had problems with throws under the ring, the realization leaves much to be desired. Tomorrow we'll try to play another basketball. On the eve we had a very difficult meeting with Spartak, that took away a lot of psychological and physical energy, as a break between matches is too short. In turn UNICS spent its last game at home, and basketball players had more time to rest. Perhaps this was a determining factor. We'll try to recover and show good basketball tomorrow.