Khimki Moscow Region lost to FC Barcelona on the road — 74-87 (25-32, 16-19, 12-18, 21-18). Now on Friday, December 18, 2020 our team will face ASVEL Villerbaunne on the road in a EuroLeague round 15 game. Tip-off at 22:45 msk.
Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:
“First, I want to congratulate coach Sarunas and his team on a good game. It was a tough game as we expected. At the moment, Barcelona is playing well. They have a lot of games. We know their schedule, we tried to play fast but we are not in the right shape right now because of our percentage and our speed. These things were not so good as usual. We lost some balance between two and three-point shots because we made 35 three-point shots and Barca made 34 free throws. What we need to do better is to make the right decisions, especially on offense, when we need to be aggressive, to provoke a foul when we need to make a three-point shot, or when we pass the ball. At the moment, we have problems with these things”.
Jordan Mickey, Khimki Moscow Region forward:
“I feel we played a good game. We took too many threes down the stretch. We needed to go inside a little bit more. But we missed some shots that we normally make and they were able to capitalize on our mistakes and get in transition. I just think we have to play a little bit better defense and we will be fine”.