BC Khimki lost to Brose Baskets in a crucial Euroleague Top 16 road game — 79-84 (17-16, 23-24, 24-16, 15-28) with 14 pts by Zoran Dragic and Alexey Shved apiece. The next game our team will play in Moscow (Krylatskoe Sports Palace) vs. Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd in a VTB United League on Monday, March 21. The beginning is at 18.30 msk.
BC Khimki: Shved (14 + 4 rebounds), Dragic (14), Augustine (10 + 4 rebounds), Davis (10 + 3 rebounds), Rice (9 + 11 assists), Koponen (9), Boone (8 + 5 rebounds), Monya (3 + 6 rebounds + 4 assists), Vyaltsev (2), Honeycutt.
Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:
"I think the game was decided in the last five minutes. We started the game good and played the first 35 minutes with patience, with correct defense. In the last five minutes we had physical problems, I think. I don't really know the reason. But Brose Baskets made a run and hit easy baskets. And we had a problem with the last five minutes of this game".
Zoran Dragic, BC Khimki guard:
"The game was very tough for us. We started really well for the first half. In the third quarter we had the game in our hands. We were up three times by eight points but then like always happens with our team we lost focus and Brose Baskets out-ran us in the fourth quarter and made an 11-0 run and it was tough to get back with that kind of defense".