Preview: Zenit vs. BC Khimki

7 january 2017
On Sunday, January 8, 2017 BC Khimki in St Petersburg will face Zenit in a VTB United League game. Tip-off at 19:00 msk. Watch LIVE at Match TV, Match! Nash Sport, Sportbox.ru and VTB UL official website.

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 TV (18:55), Match! Nash Sport (18:55, replay — 01:00; January 9 at 13:50, 02:50), Sportbox.ru, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website

PRE-GAME QUOTES

Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:

“I think Zenit is one of the best teams in the VTB United League and also in the EuroCup competition. They really play very well and very quickly. They have excellent shooters, good offensive rebounds and excellent solutions in the offense. They make many points easily. This is probably the most difficult game for us during this period. Of course, they have great leaders who can alone decide the game if they have a good day. To prevent this we obviously must play good defense. I mean Toolson, Karasev and Timma but also Landry. Markovic can win the game many times. Zenit is a very complete team as they have many players who can decide. We feel good and still have some practices to play better”.