Astana vs. BC Khimki: to Kazakhstan with ten men

10 march 2018
BC Khimki left to Astana, Kazakhstan to face PBC Astana on the road. The game will be played at SK Velotrack on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Tip-off at 12:00 msk. Watch LIVE at VTB UL website.


Founded in 2011
Team colors: blue and white
Honors: Kazakhstan National League winner (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017), Kazakhstan National League silver (2016), Kazakhstan National Cup (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017), VTB United League 1/4 finals (2015)
Arena: Arena Velotrack (capacity – 9270)
General Manager: Valery Tikhonenko
Official website:

Where to watch

LIVE: VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website


Georgios Bartzokas, BC Khimki head coach:

“It will be a very difficult game for many reasons, but basically because we came to Kazakhstan with only ten players, having a lot of problems with Shved, Gill, Honeycutt, Robinson, Sokolov and Zubkov. It's obvious that we are in a crucial part of a season, especially in the EuroLeague. We lost some players and our main task is to be healthy. As for Astana, this is a team that plays with a lot of energy, having American players with athleticism. In last four games they had three wins and lost only one game in the overtime. They are improving and playing much better. So, we don't expect anything but a tough game, but this is our schedule”.