Preview: Avtodor vs.BC Khimki

14 february 2017
On Wednesday, February 15, 2016 BC Khimki in Saratov will face Avtodor in a VTB United League regular season game. Tip-off at 18:00 msk. Watch LIVE at VTB United League official website.

OUR OPPONENT

AVTODOR SARATOV (RUSSIA)

Founded in 1960
Team colors: black and white
Honors: 2nd Place in Russian Championship (1994, 1997, 1998, 1999), 3rd Place in Russian Championship (1996), Eurocup FIBA semifinalist (1998), Superleague A Champion (1997, 1998), Superleague B Champion (2009), Superleague Champion (2014), 3rd Place in Superleague (2013)
Arena: Sport Palace Kristall (capacity – 5500)
President: Vladimir Rodionov
Official website: www.avtodor.ru

Where to watch
LIVE: VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website

PRE-GAME QUOTES

Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:

“After the first game with us, they changed some players. But Avtodor is still a very fast team; they play very well on transition, fast breaks and offensive rebounds, many one on one situations. We must stop their transition, avoid easy baskets and offensive rebounds. We have to play with patience. They have excellent players in Kolesnikov and Minnerath. Kolesnikov is an excellent shooter, one of the best in the VTB United League; he makes easy shots but also very good on offensive rebounds and runs very well. Minnerath is a very versatile player; he can play inside and outside; makes stots and one on one. We had one week break but practiced well and now we are ready to play this game”.