Khimki played good defense and defeated PBC Astana Kazakhstan in the first VTB UNited League playoffs game — 82-59 (24-17, 15-17, 22-13, 21-12). Game # 2 will be played in Khimki on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Tip-off at 20:00 msk.
Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:
“I’m happy we won. The start of the game wasn’t easy. There were some nerves, but we quickly got them under control. We played well. I especially want to note the defense. This is probably the first time this season we’ve played so well on defense and didn’t let our opponent score more than 60 points. In a word, we competed, won the rebounding battle and did what we needed to. We look forward to the next game”.