Eurocup. BC Khimki vs. Olimpija26 november 2014

Having taken the lead from the very beginning, our team scored a huge home Eurocup win over Olimpija Ljubljana — 105-77 (36-14, 27-32, 20-15, 22-16). The next game BC Khimki will play in Samara vs. BC Krasnye Krylia on Sunday, November 20, 2014 at 16.00 msk.

BC Khimki: Popovic (20 + 7 assists), Rice (18 + 2 assists + 2 steals), Augustine (16 + 8 rebounds + 2 steals + 2 assists), Koponen (16 + 4 rebounds + 3 assists), Lauvergne (10 + 5 rebounds), Honeycutt (8 + 4 rebounds + 2 steals + 2 blocks), Monya (4 + 6 rebounds + 3 steals), Pateev (4 + 3 rebounds), Sheleketo (4), Vyaltsev (3 + 2 assists), Ilnitsky (2 + 3 assists + 2 rebounds), Sakharov.


Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:

— First of all I would like to thank my players for their work as today we have seen a great effort and energy on the court. Also I’m happy for the fact we’ve managed to recover from injuries because everyone except Paul Davis is ready to play. We played a balanced game as our starting five brought 53 percent of the points and the bench – 47 percent. It means that everyone today did his best for the team win. The game turned to be in the way that we could unload our leaders. So the game was jolly and the fans liked it. We played in the Brazil football style: our opponent scored points, but we scored much more.

Egor Vyaltsev, BC Khimki guard:

— We have to improve because there was much misunderstanding. Today we played with a full roster except for Paul Davis and everyone did his best. This game was a good practice for us as we look for our game and try to get better. We prepared seriously for Olimpija, because it was a home game and we have to play smart defense and score as many points as possible. We played well on offense, but still there are some problems on defense.

Ales Pipan, Olimpija Ljubljana head coach:

— Congratulations to the home team and its coach on this win. Khimki was the better team tonight. We didn’t play well, especially on defense as we allowed our opponent to score so many easy baskets from outside and layups. It’s a bad performance by my team, so we have to forget immediately about everything and focus on the next games.