VEF — BC Khimki: First away game of the season

8 october 2017
On Monday, October 9, 2017 BC Khimki in Riga, Latvia will face VEF in a VTB United League regular season game. Tip-off at 19:30 msk. Watch LIVE at Match! Nash Sport, Sportbox and VTB UL official website.

VEF RIGA (LATVIA)

Founded in 1958
Team colors: black and white
Honors: Latvian League (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017), Latvian League runner-up (2010, 2014, 2016), Baltic League runner-up (2011), Baltic League bronze (2012), USSR Championship bronze (1960, 1966, 1991)
Arena: Arena Riga (capacity – 11200)
President: Maris Martinsons
Official website: www.vefriga.com

Where to watch
LIVE: Match! Nash Sport (19:25), Sportbox.ru, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website

PRE-GAME QUOTES

Georgios Bartzokas, BC Khimki head coach:

“We are in a transition period because Robinson is going to be with us at this game. He's just two days with us but we need to give him some playing time as we need him for EuroLeague games. We approach this game very seriously because at home VEF play very aggressively on offensive rebounding. Also, they have big men who can shoot the ball from outside. So, this is an important game for us because we know that don't have stability in the beginning of the season”.