BC Khimki defeated BC Krasny Oktyabr in a VTB United League road game — 80-78 (30-15, 17-16, 21-23, 12-24) with 24 pts by Shved & 15 pts by Rice. The next game our team will play in Kaunas, Lithuania vs. Zalgiris in the Euroleague Top 16 on Friday, March 25. The beginning is at 20.45 msk.
BC Khimki: Shved (24 + 4 rebounds + 3 assists), Rice (15 + 7 assists), Augustine (14 + 9 rebounds + 3 assists), Monya (12 + 9 rebounds + 6 assists + 2 steals), Dragic (7 + 4 rebounds), Honeycutt (4 + 5 rebounds + 2 steals), Ilnitsky (2 + 4 rebounds), Koponen (2 + 3 assists), Vyaltsev.
Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:
"I'm happy for this win but not for the game. I think we started playing first twenty minutes well and correctly but in the second half, especially in last ten minutes, we did't play with aggressiveness and defense. We didn't play seriously in the offense and it was the same like a week ago in Bamberg. We have the same problem when we have played 35 minutes well but in the last five we stopped. We'll try to improve this problem the next game. I think physically the team is not ready to play strongly and aggressively all fourty minutes. This is a principal reason".