BC Khimki vs. CSKA — 86-78 9 november 2020

Khimki Moscow Region have shown great composure during all the game and won in the Leningradga Derby against cross-city rival CSKA Moscow — 86-78 (12-18, 23-23, 21-14, 30-23). Now on Friday, November 13, 2020 our team will face AX Armani Exchange Milan in a EuroLeague round 8 game. Tip-off at 18:30 msk.


Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:

“I am very happy that we won, because we beat both EuroLeague and VTB United League champion. This is a very good win. We have a lot of problems at the moment, the situation with winnings is not in order, especially after all the illnesses and injuries. Today we played the way we wanted; we made only eight turnovers, played tactically well for a strong player, looked for weaknesses in the CSKA defense and beat them through them. Everything was right strategically, the execution was good, and in the end, it was a very good victory”.

Dairis Bertans, Khimki Moscow Region guard:

“We finally had a very good game. I think today it didn't matter at all what happened before, how we played before this game, because this is a Derby, a game with CSKA, against which we had to play to the full strength. We did it, especially in the second half. After a long break, we started to play ver good defense , there was a lot of energy, and after a good defense, a quick offense started, we scored a lot of points in the transition. I would say this is our game: aggressive defense and fast offense”.