VTB United League. BC Khimki vs. CSKA 8 february 2016

‪‎BC Khimki‬ lost to CSKA Moscow in a VTB United League home game — 85-96 (30-28, 15-23, 17-21, 23-24) with 18 pts by James Augustine and 13 pts by Shved and Koponen apiece. The next game our team will play in Euroleague Top 16 in Moscow, Krylatskoe Sports Palace on Thursday, February 11, 2016 vs. Real Madrid. The beginning of the meeting is at 20.00 msk.

BC Khimki: Augustine (18 + 6 rebounds), Shved (13 + 6 assists), Koponen (13 + 4 assists), Boone (12 + 5 rebounds), Rice (10 + 4 assists + 3 rebounds + 2 steals), Honeycutt (9 + 9 rebounds), Monya (7 + 5 rebounds), Vyaltsev (3), Ilnitsky, Todorovic, Sheleketo.

Post-game quotes

Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:

"Congratulations to coach Itoudis and his team on a very good game. Today they were better, no question, even though we battled as best we could. I think we both played fairly well. We didn't do well at the end of the third quarter and those three minutes decided the outcome. We made a lot of unnecessary turnovers in simple situations, which affected the outcome. But I'm happy that despite trailing by 17, we battled and could have made it interesting with a minute to go if we'd knocked down a three. We were counting on winning at home, but it didn't happen. There are a lot of games to play and this loss is no tragedy".