Preview: BC Khimki vs. Zenit

8 april 2017
On Sunday, April 9, 2017 BC Khimki at home will face Zenit St Petersburg in a VTB United League regular season game. Tip-off at 17:00 msk. Don't miss!

OUR OPPONENT

ZENIT ST PETERSBURG (RUSSIA)

Founded in 2014
Team colors: blue and white
Honors: VTB United League bronze (2016), Russian championship bronze (2016)
Arena: Yubileyny Sports Palace (capacity – 6381)
Director: Olga Antonova
Official website: basket.fc-zenit.ru

Where to watch
LIVE: Match! Nash Sport (16:55, replay — 02:40; April 10 at 11:55), Sportbox.ru, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website

PRE-GAME QUOTES

Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:

“This is the most important game for us as we are fighting for a second place. Zenit is a team that plays really good and quickly this season. They show excellent two and three points percentage and play excellent transition. Probably, they are the best VTB League team in transition. They have experience players who read the game excellent and play good defense. For these reasons Zenit is second right now. I think, it's very important to stop their transition and play better defense that in St Petersburg. If we want to beat Zenit, it will be a key, because if we let them score many points, they will have an advantage. We don't have Brown as he's still out; other guys are okay until now. I hope, everyone will be able to play”.

Photographer: VTB United League