Preview: Lietkabelis Panevezys vs. BC Khimki

31 january 2017
On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 BC Khimki on the road will face Lietkabelis Panevezys, Lithuania in the 7Days EuroCup Top 16 road game. Tip-off at 20:00 msk. Watch LIVE at Match! Arena and Sportbox.ru.

OUR OPPONENT

LIETKABELIS PANEVEZYS (LITHUANIA)

Founded in 1964
Team colors: burgundy, white, pale gold
Honors: Lithuanian National League winner (1985, 1988), Lithuanian National League bronze (1983, 1984, 1990, 1991), Baltic Basketball League bronze (2016)
Arena: Cido Arena (capacity – 5600)
President: Alvydas Bieliauskas
Official website: www.kklietkabelis.lt

Where to watch
LIVE: Match! Arena (19:55), Match! Igra (replay — 00:50; February 2 at 10:40), Sportbox.ru
Text online: EuroCup website

PRE-GAME QUOTES

Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:

"Lietkabelis beat Zalgiris yesterday. They played very well, tough, quickly and with big confidence. Here at home they play much better than on the road. This is a smart team that reads situations on the court excellent. With the experienced Lavrinovic brothers and other shooters they are a very dangerous team. Ben Madgen played really well against us as he's a good shooter, pick and roll and transition player. We must think how to stop him, as well as other guys who can score many points. So, we must try to win this game and wait for the last one in Khimki to see what will happen. We are not in the playoffs yet so we must play for a win now".

Sergey Monya, BC Khimki forward:

"Lietkabelis is a strong team that plays great at home with the support of its crowd. It will be a tough game like in Khimki when we decided the outcome only in the tough ending. We are preparing seriously and hope for a win. Of course, we want to clinch first place in the group to have a further advantage. To do it we have to beat Lietkabelis and then FC Bayern Munich on a point-difference. Everyone wants to win. The Lithuanian side has great players in Lavrinovic brothers as I played with Darjus and know him. He is a veteran player who can be a real example for young guys".