BC Khimk made a great present for a female fans on International Women's Day defeated a European powerhouse Montepaschi Siena at home court with the comfort margin — 78-71 (25-20, 19-17, 20-17, 14-17). Now on Monday, March 11, 2013 our team will face BC Azovmash Mariupol on the road in a VTB United League game.
Best scorers: Rivers (19 + 4 rebounds + 3 assists), Davis (18 + 7 rebounds), Fridzon (8), Loncar (8)
— Everyone knew how important this game was for us. I am happy that we managed to win, besides one point more than we lost in Siena. This is a double win. It seemed liked it would be easier, but it's Euroleague, and, despite the fact Montepaschi lost key players like Ress and Hackett, they fought to the end. We had an alarm that the game would be difficult to obtain. I am grateful to the guys for their dedication and character. Monya played a great game, he is a real fighter. Paul Davis also did great job. We had problems with free throws. I wish these figures were better.
— For us it’s a very big win. If we win the game in Tel Aviv over Maccabi, it will be a great chance to move on. We made a lot of mistakes, but continued to fight and that’s why we won. We played really well in the first game in Siena, but it was very tough. So we needed a win by 7 points and we did that to cover the spot. We did well in defense as Siena has a lot of great shooters. We are happy with this victory. I suppose we didn’t play as good as we could. Nevertheless, we won and that’s more important.