VTB United League. CSKA vs. BC Khimki

18 december 2016
BC Khimki lost to CSKA Moscow in the first round of the Leningradga derby — 79-95 (22-29, 24-30, 20-17, 13-19), despite 14 pts by Jacob Pullen and 13 pts by Nobel Boungou-Colo. The next game our team will play in Tallinn on Thursday, December 22, 2016 vs. Kalev. Tip-off at 18:00 msk.

CSKA: Jackson (20 + 6 assists), Fridzon (18 + 3 rebounds), Teodosic (16 + 9 assists), Higgins (12 + 3 assists), D. Kulagin (9), Augustine (6 + 5 rebounds), Hines (4), Freeland (4), Vorontsevich (3), Antonov (3), Kurbanov, Khryapa

BC Khimki: Pullen (14 + 4 assists), Boungou-Colo (13 + 7 rebounds), Todorovic (10 + 6 rebounds), Sokolov (10 + 5 rebounds), Zaytcev (8 + 3 assists), Monya (7 + 6 rebounds), Hummel (5 + 6 rebounds), Vyaltsev (4), Rowland (3 + 5 assists), Brown (3), Ilnitskiy (2).

POST-GAME

Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:

"CSKA was the better team today. We weren’t able to defend the way you need to in order to beat CSKA. 60 points in 20 minutes is a lot. But this was only our first game against CSKA. There are a lot of games to go and I think we’ll play better each time. Shved couldn’t play because of a fever. He’s our leader and a very important player for the team, but even if he had been on the court today and didn’t play well on defense, we wouldn’t have had a chance. Although, everything would have been easier with him".