VTB United League. Astana vs. BC Khimki — 87-90

17 april 2017
BC Khimki did it better in the clutch time and scored a crucial road win over Astana, Kazakhstan in the VTB United League — 90-87 (22-15, 24-13, 18-27, 26-32), due to 23 pts by Shved and 21 pts by Pullen. The next game our team will play in Krasnoyarsk on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Tip-off at 12:10 msk.

Astana: Krubally (29 + 13 rebounds), Katsivelis (14 + 7 rebounds + 4 assists), Miller (12 + 9 assists + 4 rebounds), Lowery (10 + 11 assists + 3 rebounds), Odom (9 + 4 rebounds), Kaselakis (6 + 6 rebounds), Ponomarev (5 + 5 rebounds), Zhigulin (2), Murzagaliyev

BC Khimki: Shved (23 + 7 assists + 4 rebounds), Pullen (21), Boungou-Colo (13 + 6 rebounds), Hummel (10 + 3 assists), Rowland (10), Todorovic (6 + 5 rebounds), Monya (5), Zaytcev (2 + 3 assists + 2 blocks), Sokolov, Vyaltsev.

POST-GAME

Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:

"We started strong today, but then the game fell apart. Astana, on the other hand, started poorly, but got better in the second half. They were more aggressive and we got lucky in the final minutes. Absolutely, we stopped playing defense in the second half and gave up a lot of points. At times we just watched our opponent score. In the playoffs, we need to completely change our attitude and our mentality".