Press January 2016

30 januaryTop 16, Round 5 MVP: Tyrese Rice, Khimki Moscow Region

He's the reigning Eurocup MVP and a former Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four MVP. Now Khimki Moscow Region guard Tyrese Rice is the Euroleague MVP of the Week, too. Rice claimed the honor for Round 5 of the Top 16 after leading Khimki to a 111-80 victory over Zalgiris Kaunas on Friday with a performance index rating of 35, which was the highest among all players in the week's games.

30 januaryKhimki scores club record 111, Rice has double-double in big win

Khimki Moscow Region remained the exclusive leader in Group F after downing Zalgiris Kaunas 111-80 in the Russian capital on Friday. Khimki improved to 4-1, while Zalgiris dropped to 1-4. Tyrese Rice led the winners with 20 points and 11 assists. Tyler Honeycutt added 14 points and 3 blocks, Alexey Shved scored 13 points, Petteri Koponen 12 and Zoran Dragic contributed 11 for Khimki, which set a new club record for scoring.

29 januaryMaster Class: Sergey Monia and United League TV present a new episode of Master Class, featuring Khimki forward Sergey Monia.

28 januaryThe – non – expansion and the “closed” Euroleague

While FIBA continues setting up the stage for the Champions League, the demand for Euroleague spots remains bigger than the available slots.

27 januaryEuroleague Basketball, elite European clubs meet to discuss their future

A day-long working session took place in Barcelona on Tuesday to discuss the future of professional European club competitions.

26 januaryKhimki Bench Steps Up vs. Bisons

Khimki defeated Bisons at home on Monday evening, 113-83. Zoran Dragic helped the Russian club pile up a 20-point 1st-quarter lead, knocking down his first four shots for 10 points in the opening two minutes. The visitors played hard from start to finish, but couldn't match Khimki's depth, losing by 30.

23 januaryShved leads Khimki to convincing home win

Khimki Moscow Region registered its third home win in Group F by downing Brose Baskets Bamberg 78-61 on Friday. Khimki improved to 3-1 the group, while Bamberg dropped to 2-2. Alexey Shved led the winners with 22 points and backcourt mate Petteri Koponen added 11.

16 januaryKhimki bested Laboral Kutxa in Moscow

A 20-9 run in the third quarter helped Khimki prevail over Laboral Kutxa at home (76-68). This was the second win for the Russians in group F (2-1), whereas the Spaniards suffered their second straight loss (1-2).

16 januaryShved, Augustine lead Khimki past Laboral

In a big battle in Top 16 Group F, Khimki Moscow Region recorded its second win by edging Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz 76-68 in the Russian capital on Friday. Khimki improved to 2-1, while Laboral dropped to 1-2.

13 januaryKhimki taps rebounding ace Boone for rest of season

Khimki Moscow Region addressed the injuries to center Paul Davis by signing veteran big man Josh Boone for the remainder of the season. Boone (2.08 meters, 31 years old) will be available to make his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut only after Round 7 of the Top 16 when the signings window opens for the final time this season. He arrives from Estonian club Kalev Tallinn, with whom he was leading the VTB United League in rebounding this season with an average of 11.5 boards over 14 games. Boone set a competition record with 20 rebounds against Enisey last month.