VTB United League. BC Khimki vs. Tsmoki-Minsk — 80-72

5 march 2017
BC Khimki scored important home VTB United League win over Belorussian champ, Tsmoki-Minsk — 80-72 (26-16, 16-21, 24-15, 14-20) with 19 pts by Shved and Zaytsev apiece. The next game our team will play in Spain on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 vs. Valencia Basket. Tip-off at 22:45 msk.

BC Khimki: Shved (19 + 6 assists + 4 rebounds), Zaytsev (19 + 5 rebounds + 2 blocks), Pullen (11), Brown (10 + 8 rebounds + 4 assists + 2 steals + 2 blocks), Hummel (7 + 3 rebounds), Sokolov (5 + 5 rebounds), Monya (3 + 5 rebounds), Todorovic (2 + 7 rebounds), Rowland (2 + 3 rebounds), Vyaltsev (2), Ilnitskiy

Tsmoki-Minsk: Joyce (20 + 5 rebounds + 4 assists + 3 steals), Kudrautsau (18 + 3 rebounds), Ulyanko (9 + 3 rebounds), Semianiuk (8 + 3 rebounds), Gray (6), Trastsinetski (5 + 4 rebounds + 4 assists), Milosevic (5 + 3 rebounds), Lashkevich (1), Graves, Meshcharakou.

POST-GAME

Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:

“Tonight it was more important to win this game. After a game with Valencia Basket we had only one day for recovering and preparations. I know it’s very difficult, as we don’t have this habit for play. For this reason win is very important. Some players played with excellent concentration. I don’t say they played very well; no, it’s all about concentration that helped to score a win. Some players din’t show this attitude. For this reason I’m not happy. But I think now it’s more important to stay positive and together”.