BC Khimki outlasted Finnish team Bisons in a VTB United League home game — 113-83 (34-12, 16-23, 37-26, 26-22) with 23 pts by Zoran Dragic and 15 pts by Sergey Monya and Josh Boone apiece. The next game our team will play in Euroleague Top 16 in Krylatskoe Sports Palace on Friday, January 29, 2016 vs. Zalgiris Kaunas. The beginning of the meeting is at 20.00 msk.
BC Khimki: Dragic (23), Monya (15 + 7 rebounds), Boone (15 + 4 rebounds + 2 blocks), Koponen (12 + 6 assists + 3 rebounds + 2 steals), Rice (11 + 10 assists), Vyaltsev (9 + 6 assists + 4 rebounds + 2 steals), Shved (8 + 5 assists + 3 rebounds), Sheleketo (8 + 3 rebounds), Ilnitckiy (7 + 4 rebounds + 2 blocks), Todorovic (5 + 2 rebounds), Augustine, Sokolov.
Greg Gibson, Bisons head coach:
"After the first quarter, we did some things well, but I have to admit that Khimki has an incredible team. I think they are the best team we've played this season. Today, our rotation let us down. Aubrey Coleman and Mikko Koivisto couldn't play. Nonetheless, I'm satisfied that after trailing by 25 points in the first quarter, we managed to stay focused and compete with Khimki. When your opponent shoots that kind of percentage, it's hard to win. Today was that kind of day".
Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:
"I'm happy that we won. We've got a busy schedule right now and our top players have been on the court a lot. Today, I had an opportunity to give Rice, Shved, Augustine and Monia some rest. Everyone had opportunities and played well. Not everything went to plan, but the game was exciting and I think the fans enjoyed it. Most importantly, we're all healthy and everything's going according to plan. Boone played pretty well, but he needs to be more intense and aggressive on defense. But it's not surprising, given that he just came over from another team. The general impression from his play was positive. He's got potential".