BC Khimki lost to Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz in a Euroleague Basketball Top 16 week 10 road game — 83-98 (24-21, 22-24, 15-27, 22-26) with 19 pts by Shved and 18 pts by Davis. The next game our team will play in Khimki vs. UNICS Kazan in a VTB United League on Sunday, March 13. The beginning is at 15.00 msk.
BC Khimki: Shved (19 + 6 assists), Davis (18 + 5 rebounds + 3 steals), Koponen (15), Boone (9 + 6 rebounds), Vyaltsev (9), Rice (6 + 10 assists + 4 rebounds), Dragic (4), Monya (3 + 4 rebounds).
Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:
"First of all I want to congratulate Laboral Kutxa. They got a great victory. For sure Coach Perasovic did a great job. We managed to follow our game plan in the first half, doing the things we wanted to do, but we didn't have energy for 40 minutes. We lost control of the game and they made difficult shots in some moments. They proved they are a very strong team".
Petteri Koponen, BC Khimki guard:
"It’s not the first time this has happened this season. Many times we came apart in the third quarter and it was that way again today. We were up by 5 and then we let the game go. We have to add another gear to our game, to fight for every ball, to stay in the game for longer. We allowed them to score 98 points, and it's very hard to win on the road that way. We had a lot of problems again in defense, teams scored a lot of points against us. We need to do a better job in the defensive end. It's true that we missed James Augustine because of the injury, James is playing very good this season and of course it's important for us, but the eight guys we played today must fight every minute. It all starts in the defensive end, we got a lot of talent and we know that we are always going to find points, but we have to do a better job on defense".