|BC Khimki lost to Kalev in a VTB United League road game — 84-92, despite 30 pts by Shved. Now on Friday, January 12, 2018 our team will face Real Madrid at home. The game will be played in Mytishchi. Tip-off at 20:00 msk.|
Kalev — BC Khimki — 92-84 (28-24, 29-14, 16-19, 19-27)
BC Khimki: Shved (30 + 6 assists + 4 steals), Monya (14 + 3 rebounds), Thomas (12 + 6 rebounds), Gill (10 + 5 rebounds), Honeycutt (7 + 4 rebounds), Anderson (7 + 3 rebounds), Jenkins (2 + 3 assists + 3 rebounds), Markovic (2), Zubkov, Zaytsev, Vyaltsev.
Georgios Bartzokas, BC Khimki head coach:
“First of all, we have to congratulate Kalev. They played excellent and deserved to win. They were fighting during all the game. For us there are no excuses that we had a game two days ago and spent a lot of energy. We started playing the game the last 15 minutes, trying to play defense, because we allowed Kalev to score 57 points in the first half. With this kind of effort you cannot win everyone. We deserved to lose. I know the situation in European basketball with a lot of games and the energy we have to spend but we need to realize the reality and adjust to it. We had to be together and be ready today, but we weren't. First of all, mentally, and then physically”.