BC Khimki vs. Baskonia: unpredictable Basques

9 november 2017
On Friday, November 10, 2017 BC Khimki will face Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz in a EuroLeague round 6 game. The game will be played at Mytishchi Arena. Tip-off at 20:00 msk. Don't miss!

BASKONIA VITORIA GASTEIZ

Founded in 1959
Team colors: red, blue, white
Honors: Saporta Cup (1996), Spanish National League (2002, 2008, 2010), Spanish National Cup "Copa del Rey" (1995, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009), Spanish Supercup "Supercopa" (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Arena: Fernando Buesa Arena (capacity – 15716)
President: José Antonio Querejeta
Official website: www.baskonia.com

Where to watch

LIVE: Match TV (19:55), Match! Igra (replay — 19:55; replay — 01:00: November 11 at 12:40), EuroLeague TV, Sportbox.ru
Text online: EuroLeague website

GAME NOTES

Baskonia guard Marcelinho Huertas was a teammate of BC Khimki center Marko Todorovic at FC Barcelona for two seasons, from 2012 to 2014.

Baskonia shooter Matt Janning was a teammate of Andrey Zubkov and played under Coach Georgios Bartzokas at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar during the 2015/2016 season; together they reached the EuroLeague Final Four. Zubkov and Janning were teammates at Lokomotiv last season, too.

Point guards Jayson Granger of Baskonia and Stefan Markovic of BC Khimki were backcourt teammates at Unicaja Malaga during the 2014/2015 season.

Markovic and Baskonia forward Janis Timma were teammates at Zenit St. Petersburg last season.

Granger was a teammate of BC Khimki forward Tyler Honeycutt at Anadolu Efes Istanbul last season.

Charles Jenkins had career-high 8 rebounds playing for Crvena Zvezda against Baskonia in November of last season.

Charles Jenkins has made at least 1 steal in 11 straight and 27 of his last 28 EuroLeague games.

Alexey Shved has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 straight EuroLeague games.

Shved has made 13 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.

Shved has collected at least 1 steal in six straight EuroLeague games.

James Anderson has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight EuroLeague games.

Charles Jenkins leads the league this season in steals with 2.0 per game.

Stefan Markovic is ranked fourth among qualified EuroLeague players this season in assists with 5.6 per game.

Malcolm Thomas is ranked fifth among qualified EuroLeague players this season in offensive rebounds with 2.8 per game.

Sergey Monia needs 4 more steals to reach the century mark for his EuroLeague career.

Jayson Granger has made at least 1 three-pointer in four straight EuroLeague games.

Rodrigue Beaubois is ranked second among qualified EuroLeague players this season in shooting two-pointers at 76.1%.

Janning's next assist will be the 100th of his EuroLeague career.

PRE-GAME QUOTES

Georgios Bartzokas, BC Khimki head coach:

“Since they changed coaches and after their first loss in the local league, they won two times by one point, I mean Baskonia beat Panathinaikos at home and defeated Unicaja in Malaga. These games were tight. Of course, now Baskonia has better psychology since the arrival of a new coach. There is no doubt, they have quality, potential and a good roster. They are going to play with much confidence. Baskonia is a typical Spanish team; the rhythm is always important for them. Controlling the rhythm, you need to take the rebounds and minimize turnovers. We follow our philosophy, whatever happens, winning or losing, we need to forget it in one day and prepare for the next game. I expect to play hard; we need to play good defense, to play as a team because this game, as every EuroLeague game, will be very difficult and very important also”.

Thomas Robinson, BC Khimki center:

“In Madrid we stayed focused on the road for 40 minutes, that was the key for the game. After Real, Baskonia is another Spanish team we are going to face. We need to try and do our best because we can’t afford losing two games in a row”.