Zenit vs. BC Khimki: battle for EuroLeague

24 may 2017
BC Khimki starts VTB United League semifinal in St Petersburg. First two games vs. Zenit will be played on Thursday, May 25 (tip off at 20:00 msk) and Saturday, May 27 (tip-off at 17:00 msk). Watch LIVE at Match TV, Match Nash Sport, Sportbox.ru and VTB UL 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

Game one

LIVE: Match TV (19:55), Match! Nash Sport (19:55, replay at 03:00; May 26 at 09:05), Sportbox.ru, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website

Game two

LIVE: Match TV (16:55), Match! Nash Sport (replay at 21:10, May 28 мая at 09:05), Sportbox.ru, официальный сайт Единой Лиги ВТБ
Text online: VTB United League website

PRE-GAME QUOTES

Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:

“Now it's semifinal and all four teams are very strong. Everybody has options for a win, but the most important thins is to believe and fight. This year Zenit has been playing really very well; they have excellent fast breaks, offensive rebounds, transition, good shooters. Markovic is excellent on a controlling the game. He is a very smart player. Markovic and Karasev are probably two main important players in Zenit. They are very good in transitions and very fast. We must play our rhythm and try to slow them”.

Photographer: VTB United League