|BC Khimki lost to Baskonia on the road — 77-87, despite Shved's 23 pts and Gill's 21 pts. Now on Sunday, March 4, 2018 our team will face Nizhny Novgorod on the road. Tip-off at 15:00 msk.|
Baskonia — BC Khimki — 87-77 (18-26, 26-13, 25-13, 18-25)
BC Khimki: Shved (23 + 3 assists), Gill (21 + 6 rebounds + 2 blocks), Honeycutt (11), Robinson (6 + 3 rebounds), Anderson (3 + 4 assists + 3 rebounds), Jenkins (3), Monya (3), Markovic (3), Todorovic (2 + 6 rebounds + 3 assists), Thomas (2), Vyaltsev.
Georgios Bartzokas, BC Khimki head coach:
“Congratulations to Baskonia. They deserved to win. For us, the second and third quarters were really bad. We lost our concentration and went out from our game plan. We need to be patient and have good execution on offense, move the ball and find the open players. It is something that we did in the first quarter, and this is why we were leading. But for some reason, in the second and third quarters, we struggled and gave Baskonia the opportunity to play in transition, which is their game, and to shoot three-pointers with a lot of confidence. So the game was over. One more time, congratulations. We have to think about our next EuroLeague game, against Milan at home. We need to play as a team. Our qualification to the playoffs is not finished. We need to fight in every game and today, for two quarters, we didn't do it. The way we played, we deserved to lose”.