Eurocup. ASVEL vs. BC Khimki28 february 2012

In the last Last-16 Eurocup game BC Khimki in a tough ending scored a victory over French team ASVEL Basket Lyon-Villeurbanne — 83-79 (23-14, 21-13, 23-21, 16-31). Khimkians scored second place in group J and will face PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban in quarterfinals that will be held on March 20 and 27.

Best scorers: Kelati (17 + 3 assists), Loncar (14 + 5 rebounds), Zhukanenko (11 + 7 rebounds), Vyaltsev (9)

Rimas Kurtinaitis:

— The game was not important because we were already qualified. But we still wanted to win and play a good game; we did that during 38 minutes. We lost our concentration late in the game, and Asvel was very aggressive. We almost lost but I did not want to put the leaders on the court.

Mickael Gelabale:

— Asvel played the last quarter with a lot of energy. They were aggressive and missed almost nothing. They are young and very talented. They did not give up and played until the end. As for me, I'm not in very good shape right now. I hope it will come, but this is the first time I play so much in four months. But I'm progressing well.


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