BC Khimki vs. CSKA: Big game

26 march 2017
On Monday, March 27, 2017 BC Khimki at home will face CSKA Moscow in a VTB United League regular season game. Tip-off at 19:30 msk. Don't miss!

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
LIVE: Match! Nash Sport (19:25, replay — March 28 at 13:50, 02:50), Match TV (replay — 23:45), Sportbox.ru, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website

PRE-GAME QUOTES

Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:

“We tried to do a better preparation during this 16 days as we didn't have official games. We played two friendly games that was okay for us. Unfortunately, we have problems with Brown who is injured. Also, we don't know about Shved, if he plays or not. He has problems with legs. Other guys are ready to play. CSKA is one of the best teams in the EuroLeague that plays really well. Many players have been playing together for many years. They play good defense and offense, and it will be a tough game for us. But we believe in our possibility. We must play really smart for win because they do it very smart. Also, we must play very hard with contact because if we let them play easily we won't have chances. This is the only way for us. I don't think CSKA is tired because they used to play in such rhythm for many years. This is an advantage, to my mind”.