BC Khimki lost to FC Barcelona Lassa in Spain in Euroleague Top 16 week 2 game — 70-87 (16-23, 13-26, 22-18, 19-20) with 14 pts by Tyrese Rice and 13 pts by Alexey Shved. The next game our team will play in VTB United League in Astana on Monday, January 11, 2016. The beginning of the meeting is at 17.00 msk.
BC Khimki: Rice (14 + 7 rebounds), Shved (13), Augustine (11 + 7 rebounds), Sokolov (8 + 7 rebounds), Dragic (8 + 4 rebounds + 2 steals), Honeycutt (8), Monya (4 + 4 assists), Koponen(4), Todorovic.
Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:
"First of all, I want to congratulate Barcelona and Xavi Pascual for a perfect game. For sure, we didn't show the kind of effort and energy we need to beat Barcelona in Barcelona. We had some problems; Navarro is a perfect player and had a special preparation to stop him, but he played really well from the beginning and we were down by 20 at halftime. It is difficult to get back from 20 points against such an experienced team. We could have played a little bit better because I think that every point will be important in our group, by how much you win and lose. Losing by 17 is a little bit too much. We talked before the game about how difficult it is to play here. We said that every point and every second in each game was important, all 40 minutes. If we lose, we had to lose by as little as we could. This is not a good result for us. We are a good three-point shooting team, but only hit 13% of them tonight".
Tyrese Rice, BC Khimki guard:
"In the second quarter we just gave up a lot of easy layups and dunks and a couple bad fouls. And they just blew the game open. We weren’t really able to play the type of game we normally play. We can’t really look at as if we’re so terrible. I think we was prepared, but we didn’t come out here ready to play. We just have to take it as a loss, they protected their home court, and be ready for next week".