Euroleague. BC Khimki vs. Bayern Munich26 november 2015

‪BC Khimki‬ lost to FC Bayern Basketball in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague week 7 group A game — 70-81 (14-23, 16-19, 21-17, 19-22) with 14 pts and 8 rebounds by James Augustine. The next game our team will play in Khimki on Sunday, November 29, 2015 vs. Enisey Krasnoyarsk. The beginning is at 17.00 msk.

BC Khimki: Augustine (14 + 8 rebounds + 3 blocks), Koponen (11 + 4 assists + 3 rebounds), Dragic (11 + 2 steals), Monya (10 + 3 rebounds), Rice (9), Shved (5 + 4 rebounds + 4 assists), Vyaltsev (5 + 2 steals), Honeycutt (3), Todorovic (2), Ilnitsky, Davis.

Post-game quotes

Svetislav Pesic, FC Bayern Munich head coach:

"I think that if you play against Khimki, which is an offensively oriented team, with very good transition to offense, it is basic for that game your defensive transition and control of defensive rebounds. We did that especially well in, let's say, the first 20 minutes. We played excellent. And I think with this attitude, good organization on defense and controlling rebounds, we built our confidence and Khimki had more problems with organization on offense".

K.C. Rivers, FC Bayern Munich guard:

"We had a good start and stayed with ourselves. We found the way to win in the end due to our defense, rebounds and shots. Both teams fought hard and eventually we came out with a good win. We want to go to the Top 16. It was good for me to see familiar faces. It was a great time to be back in Russia".

Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:

"I want to congratulate the Bayern team for their good game, their good aggressiveness, their good discipline. For sure, they deserve to win. I think we didn't give enough effort on the court, enough energy. And for sure the biggest problem now on our team, we lost Paul Davis and Marko Todorovic. He's not fit to play basketball now, and this is the biggest problem. For sure, the numbers tell us we lost 20 rebounds in this game. OK, for sure we missed a lot of shots, but the reason that we lost was the rebounds".

Petteri Koponen, BC Khimki guard:

"They were better that us today. We were not aggressive enough. I think we had some problems with confidence and we didn't make some shots. We looked pretty slow in offense and defense. The opponent was faster and better. We played a bad game tonight. It looked like we didn't know what to do if we took a pass or shot. It's not over yet. We need to bounce back as there are some games left and we need to be ready for them. Of course, our goal was to win all our home games and now we cannot change anything. We need to look for what we can do better and make sure that won't happen again. We need to get some confidence and be ready to win our next Euroleague games".