Reports December 2008

22 decemberPromo Cup VTB. CSKA — BC Khimki — 70-66

In the final of Promo Cup VTB BC Khimki played against CSKA. Moscow Region team has problems with roster, was without sufficient number of attack line players and lost — 66-70 (12-19, 19-17, 11-18, 24-16). Anton Ponkrashov was named the best guard, and Mike Wilkison — best center.

21 decemberPromo Cup VTB. BC Khimki — Dynamo — 67-61

In the semi-final of the Promo Cup of the united league VTB Region club met with the Moscow Dynamo. First half striking differed from the second one. But the reserve, which BC Khimki made to the big interruption, was sufficient to us for the final victory — 67-61 (17-9, 27-16, 11-23, 12-13). On Monday in the final game the trophy will dispute BC Khimki and the CSKA (match will begin on 20:30).

20 decemberPromo Cup VTB. BC Khimki — Azovmash — 74-54

In the starting match of the Promo Cup of the united leagues VTB Khimkians without the visible efforts beat the champion of the Ukraine — 'Azovmash' from Mariupol — 74-54 (20-9, 17-12, 15-11, 22-22) and run into the semi-final of tournament. The coach of our team Sergio Skariolo gave the playing time for all basketball players. On Sunday, at 20:30 BC Khimki will meet with the winner of the match Dynamo — Sopot (Poland).

16 decemberEurocup. BC Khimki — Besiktas — 91-65

BC Khimki took a huge step to reaching the Last 16 of the Eurocup with a convincing 91-65 victory at home over Besiktas Cola Turka. The win improved Khimki’s record to 3-1 in Group C while Besiktas dropped to 1-3. Vitaly Fridzon led Khimki with 14 points while Jorge Garbajosa was the only other player in double figures with 11. But Khimki was able to go deep into its bench with all 12 players scoring at least 2 points and nine hitting at least 7 points. Khimki dominated the rebounds with a 38-19 advantage. Besiktas was led by Cevher Ozer with 16 points while Mire Chatman added 15 and Jimmy Baxter had 12 in the losing effort.

13 decemberRussian Championship. BC Khimki — CSK VVS-Samara — 79-59

In Russian Championship BC Khimki played against team CSK VVS-Samara. The victory of Moscow Region team wasn't beyond any doubts, despite of struggle in first quater. BC Khimki won — 79-59 (18-18, 23-18, 24-8, 14-15). Next match in Russian Championship our team will play next year and on 16th of December will be staged the fourth game in Eurocup. BC Khimki against Besiktas.

9 decemberEurocup. Besiktas — BC Khimki — 69-71

Khimki Moscow Region improved its standing in Group C with a hard-fought win over Besiktas Cola Turka in Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday. Khimki led for much of the night, but found itself trailing with less than three minutes to go before rallying for the win. Khimki improved to 2-1 by winning on the road for the first time and will host Besiktas in Russia next week in what will be new head coach Sergio Scariolo's first game on the sidelines.

6 decemberRussian Championship. BC Khimki — CSKA — 57-76

The match of the leaders of Russian basketball caused stir — in the hall not that there were no vacant places, spectators occupied even stairs. And game justified so high an interest of fans — fight was persistent, and basketball — beautiful. They began match to Khimkians] simply magnificently. But, unfortunately, at this level work out in the defense entire game for yellow — -blue could not — 57-76 (14-15, 15-8, 13-29, 9-24). The following game of the Russian Championship Khimki will meet on their court with CSK VVS-Samara on December 13, and to that they will complete departure into Turkey to the game of EuropeCup with Beshiktash.

2 decemberEurocup. Benetton Basket — BC Khimki

Benetton Treviso moved to the top spot in Group C by topping Khimki Moscow Region 77-59 on Tuesday. Jorge Garbajosa paced Khimki with 11 points and 10 rebounds against his former team. Mike Wilkinson scored 12 for Khimki, Maciej Lampe added 11 and Carlos Delfino 10.