CSKA vs. BC Khimki: the return of tradition

7 june 2017
VTB United League finals is on agenda. BC Khimki starts it in Moscow. First two games vs. CSKA will be played on Thursday, June 8 (tip off at 19:30 msk) and Saturday, June 10 (tip-off at 17:00 msk). Watch LIVE at Match TV, Match Nash Sport, Sportbox.ru and VTB UL website.

OUR OPPONENT

CSKA MOSCOW (RUSSIA)

Founded in 1923
Team colors: red and blue
Honors: Champion of Euroleague (2006, 2008, 2016), Champion of European Cup for men's champion clubs (1961, 1963, 1969, 1971), Champion of VTB United League (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), Champion of Russia (1992-2000, 2003-2016), Champion of USSR (1945, 1960-1962, 1964-1966, 1969-1974, 1976-1984, 1988, 1990), Russian Cup (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010), USSR Cup (1972, 1973, 1982), Champion of NEBL (2000)
Arena: Alexander Gomelskiy Universal Sport Hall CSKA (capacity – 5000), Megasport (capacity – 12000)
President: Andrey Vatutin
Official website: www.cskabasket.com

Where to watch

Game one (June 8)

LIVE: Match TV (19:10), Match! Nash Sport (19:25, replay at 01:10; June 9 at 13:05, 23:05), Sportbox.ru, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website

Game two (June 10)

LIVE: Match TV (16:40), Match! Nash Sport (16:55, replay at 23:05, June 11 at 11:00, 19:05, 03:10), Sportbox.ru, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website

PRE-GAME QUOTES

Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:

“This is final and everything is possible. Obviously, CSKA is a favorite; they play very well and finished regular season at first position. But we think we have option and we will fight for it. We must forget about all problems and think only about playing strong all forty minutes”.

Photographer: VTB United League