Preview: UNICS vs. BC Khimki

19 february 2017
On Monday, February 20, 2017 BC Khimki in Kazan will face UNICS in a VTB United League regular season game. Tip-off at 19:00 msk. Watch LIVE at Match TV and Sportbox.ru.

OUR OPPONENT

UNICS KAZAN (RUSSIA)

Founded in 1991
Team colors: white and green
Honors: EuroCup (2011), EuroCup runner-up (2014), Russian Cup (2003, 2009, 2014), Russian championship silver (2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2016), Russian championship bronze (2000, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014), NEBL (2003), FIBA Champions' Cup (2004), VTB United League silver (2010, 2012, 2016), VTB United League bronze (2011)
Arena: Basket Hall (capacity – 7000)
President: Evgeny Bogachev
Official website: unics.ru

Where to watch
LIVE: Match TV (18:55), Match! Nash Sport (replay – 23:05; February 21 at 14:20), Sportbox.ru
Text online: VTB United League website

PRE-GAME QUOTES

Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:

"I think UNICS is a very good team that plays in the EuroLeague with strong opponents. It's a complete team that has two leaders in Colom and Langford. Probably Colom is one of the best players on pick and rolls and situations two on two; whereas Langford is maybe the best player in Europe at this position. It will be a very difficult game but we go to Kazan trying to win. I think we are ready to play but the most important thing is not to take the UNICS rhythm because they want to play their own rhythm. I think we must put our own rhythm".