BC Khimki finished 2016/2017 season at home court, lost to CSKA Moscow VTB United League crown — 72-95 (12-34, 22-22, 18-23, 20-16). Our team clinches both VTB UL and Russian championship silver medals! Thank you for your support! See you in season 2017/2018!
BC Khimki: Shved (17 + 4 assists), Rowland (13 + 7 assists + 3 steals + 3 rebounds), Sokolov (13 + 7 rebounds), Zaytcev (7 + 5 assists), Brown (6 + 3 rebounds), Ilnitskiy (5 + 5 rebounds), Vyaltsev (5 + 3 rebounds), Likhodey (2 + 5 rebounds), Monya (2 + 4 rebounds), Pateev (2), Hummel, Boungou-Colo
CSKA Moscow: De Colo (20 + 4 rebounds + 3 assists), Higgins (18), Jackson (14), Kurbanov (9 + 5 rebounds + 4 assists), Hines (8 + 3 rebounds), Lazarev (7), Augustine (6 + 3 rebounds), M. Kulagin (5 + 3 assists), Antonov (4 + 5 rebounds), Teodosic (2 + 5 assists), Khryapa (2 + 5 rebounds), Fridzon.
Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:
"CSKA started terrific and pushed the tempo, which is why they got the 20-point lead. We had tough time and it was never really a game. I tried to use different player combinations, but it’s clear CSKA is one of the best teams in Europe. They have a lot of smart players in their roster who are in great shape. We tried everything, but it wasn’t enough to make it competitive. At the same time, I think this season was successful for us. We played very well in the VTB League quarterfinals and semifinals and earned a spot in the EuroLeague, which was our main goal. I think that’s a success. Many of our players made a lot of progress, starting with Slava Zaytcev. He deserves to play in the Russian national team. I’d also note Stas Ilnitsky and his confident play. I think everyone gave everything they had. I want to say a big thank you to our fans for the excellent support. They were always with us, win or lose, and that means a lot. Thank you so much!".