VTB United League. BC Khimki vs. Zenit — 73-71

1 june 2017
Incredible defense and huge team effort led BC Khimki to a crucial second win over Zenit — 73-71 (19-28, 19-5, 12-20, 23-18). The series tied at 2-2 and now fifth game will be played in St Petersburg on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 16:30 msk.

BC Khimki: Shved (33), Zaytcev (12 + 3 rebounds + 3 assists), Todorovic (9 + 8 rebounds), Vyaltsev (9), Rowland (4), Ilnitskiy (3 + 7 rebounds), Hummel (3 + 7 rebounds), Boungou-Colo, Monya, Brown

Zenit: Karasev (22 + 7 rebounds + 5 assists), Markovic (10 + 7 rebounds + 3 assists), Timma (10 + 5 rebounds), White (8 + 5 rebounds), Landry (7 + 7 rebounds), Toolson (7), Valiev (6 + 4 rebounds), Mbakwe (1 + 4 rebounds), Sergeev, Vikhrov.

POST-GAME

Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:

"Zenit played at its maximum for the first ten minutes, but we were able to change the tempo with the help of Vyaltsev, Ilnitskiy and Zaitcev off the bench. We got a boost of energy, hit easy shots and should have led by a wide margin. In the end, we lost our lead and were lucky to win. I think we have the psychological advantage now. Everything’s good in that regard. There is pressure, but it’s positive".