Zenit vs. BC Khimki: on the eve of All-Star Game

14 february 2018
BC Khimki left to St Petersburg to face Zenit on the road. The game will be played at SK Yubileyniy on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Tip-off at 20:00 msk. Watch LIVE at Match! Nash Sport, Sportbox.ru and VTB UL website.

ZENIT ST PETERSBURG (RUSSIA)

Founded in 2014
Team colors: blue, white and light blue
Honors: VTB United League bronze (2016, 2017), Russian championship bronze (2016, 2017)
Arena: Yubileyny Sports Palace (capacity – 6381)
General manager: Igor Onokov
Official website: basket.fc-zenit.ru

Where to watch

LIVE: Match! Nash Sport (19:55), Sportbox.ru, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website

PRE-GAME QUOTES

Georgios Bartzokas, BC Khimki head coach:

“The level of this game is pretty high. We are talking about the team full of talented players, especially offensively. We need to be very solid and consistent on defense controlling the rtythm of the game. Also, we need to execute with patience. In the firat game they scored almost 25 points on transition from our bad execution in offense. So, we need to avoid this. Of course, they have a lot of good players and add Griffin whom I know from Greece. He is a good plater, for sure. Their backcourt right now is full of talented players and good shooters. We need to be solid on both ends”.