VTB United League. BC Khimki vs. CSKA26 may 2013

BC Khimki managed to break the course of the meeting with CSKA Moscow but lost in the very ending due to several mistakes — 72-74 (23-27, 11-15, 20-17, 18-15). Now the semifinal series tied at 1-1. The third and fourth games will be held in Moscow on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28 and May 29, 2013.

Best scorers: Fridzon (16), Planinic (15 + 5 assists), Rivers (13), Davis (13).

Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:

— I would like to congratulate CSKA on the win. We were close, but made several mistakes at the decisive moment. There is no tragedy – it’s difficult to beat CSKA twice in a row. I think that the most interesting games are still to come. 1-1 is a decent result, though we’d like to be ahead at home, 2-0. It’s too bad that we need to learn from our mistakes. What happened, happened. We need to prepare for the away games. I don’t have any problems with my players – they really want to win.