Maccabi Tel Aviv — BC Khimki — 91-94
(19-21, 20-23, 27-21, 25-29)
Gill (24 + 7 rebounds), Shved (22 + 12 assists + 5 rebounds + 3 steals), Thomas (16 + 7 rebounds), Vyaltsev (10), Todorovic (6 + 3 rebounds), Monya (6), Markovic (5 + 5 assists), Jenkins (3 + 3 rebounds), Anderson (2), Zaytsev.
Georgios Bartzokas, BC Khimki head coach:
“First of all I have to give credit to [my players]. This environment is very difficult, so winning over here is very important. In a very crucial moment of the season we made this great win without many players, with a lot of injuries, with a lot of problems. So I have to give credit to our players. We forced them to play under big pressure by leading almost the whole game. Finally they made some big threes and also they put huge pressure on us, but we managed to win the game with some good decisions at the end of the game. We played unselfishly, we shared the ball. Alexey Shved had 12 assists, which was very important in this game, and we managed to win the game, which was very important for our future in the EuroLeague. Congratulations to our players”.
Anthony Gill, BC Khimki forward:
“I think we just toughed it out. I think we just played hard the whole game and we ended up with the win, which is amazing for us. We needed that win as a club to take Khimki somewhere we haven’t been before. So we're trying to do something special this year”.