Our team gave VEF Riga several attempts to recover but eventually BC Khimki's class had an effect. The yellow-blue scored another win over VEF-Riga, now on the road — 86-79 (23-14, 31-22, 12-18, 20-25). The next game the Khimkians will play also in the Eurocup at home vs. Union Olimpija Ljubljana on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.
BC Khimki: Rice (21 + 5 assists + 5 rebounds), Koponen (20 + 5 rebounds + 3 assists), Monya (12 + 10 rebounds + 2 assists + 2 steals), Popovic (11 + 6 assists + 2 rebounds), Augustine (10 + 6 rebounds + 4 assists + 3 blocks), Ilnitsky (8 + 3 rebounds), Lauvergne (4 + 5 rebounds), Sheleketo.
Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:
— I am glad that we won, but we cannot be entirely satisfied with the way we played. In the second half we lost our confidence and our game was chaotic. My teams don't play like that. In the end, the match was simple as we made two threes more and drew one foul and that made a 7-point difference. 17 turnovers is not our level. However, the win compensates all the bad things.
Joffrey Lauvergne, BC Khimki center:
— We started the game well and played good basketball in the first half. In the second half we lost a little bit of our focus, but still ended up with a win. It's important to play all 40 minutes.