BC Khimki lost to PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban in Krasnodar in VTB United League 3rd 1/2 finals game — 55-78 (17-24, 22-14, 7-19, 9-21) with 16 pts by Victor Claver. The next game will be played also in Krasnodar on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 20.00 msk.
BC Khimki: Claver (16 + 6 rebounds), Pateev (11 + 7 rebounds), Rice (11 + 5 assists + 3 rebounds), Koponen (8 + 3 rebounds + 2 assists), Monya (5 + 2 rebounds + 1 block), Popovic (3 + 2 rebounds + 2 assists), Sheleketo (1), Vyaltsev, Ilnitsky, Ivanov.
Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:
"Lokomotiv proved that it can play really well at home. They played with energy and they played smart. It's not even that we are missing three leaders: Honeycutt, Augustine and Davis. Our current roster is good enough to win if we have the right attitude...if a few of the guys weren't already on summer break mentally. That drives me crazy as a coach. It's not a professional approach. But hope dies last and we'll have a chance on Wednesday. We'll try to get everyone ready physically and mentally. I'd like to praise Sergei Bazarevich. After all, Lokomotiv played hard and understood how important the game was. We completely lost the rebounding battle. I'm worried about our team's attitude to mistakes. I remember when I was in school and my coach explained which mistakes lead to turnovers. But we made 14 mistakes. That's not okay. These mistakes were made by players that won the Eurocup. That's not acceptable. Those mistakes speak to our attitude and focus".