In a tough VTB United League game BC Khimki defeated UNICS Kazan — 76-74 (24-16, 15-19, 26-22, 11-17) and ranked first in group A. The next game within the bounds of BEKO PBL our team will play on Sunday, October 23 with Nizhniy Novgorod in the Basketball Center of Moscow Region. The beginning of the meeting is at 17.00 msk.
Best scorers: Fridzon (18 + 5 rebounds), Planinic (13 + 5 assists), Monya (8 + 6 rebounds), Kelati (8), Mozgov (7 + 14 rebounds).
Eugeny Pashutin, BC UNICS head coach:
— As expected, it was a difficult match. It's always tough to play with Khimki. The struggle was from the first to the last minute. In the first quarter we made many mistakes and had to catch up. We were able to neutralize the advantage, but in the end we did not have enough strength.
Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:
— First of all, I would like to thank our fans, the number of them is increasing from game to game. In such difficult matches "the sixth player factor" is especially important. I would also like to thank our players. Today it was not an easy going. As it had to be in the match of the rivals of such a level, everything was resolved at the last minutes.