|BC Khimki outscored Nizhny Novgorod on the road — 82-79, Shved scored 26 pts, Markovic added 18 pts. Now on Thursday, March 8, 2018 our team in Mytishchi will face AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan in the EuroLeague game. Tip-off at 20:00 msk.|
Nizhny Novgorod — BC Khimki — 79-82 (19-23, 21-14, 22-24, 17-21)
BC Khimki: Shved (26 + 4 assists + 3 steals), Markovic (18 + 5 assists + 3 rebounds + 2 steals), Thomas (14 + 8 rebounds + 3 assists), Anderson (14 + 6 rebounds + 2 steals), Gill (6 + 5 rebounds), Robinson (2 + 3 rebounds), Jenkins (2), Vyaltsev.
Georgios Bartzokas, BC Khimki head coach:
“First of all, for the fans it was a great game; a tight game from the beginning until the end. Both teams had chances to win this game. For us it was very important to overcome this very difficult process with the EuroLeague this year. Sometimes we feel exhausted, mentally and physically, and, of course, we don't have time to prepare games. For example, Nizhny had a lot of days to prepare for this game and to play excellent with motivation and desire. We had to overcome the injures because we couldn't bring Honeycutt and Monya, also Zubkov is injured from the National team. Sokolov is injured, Todorovic cannot play in the VTB League. Obviously, we have a lot of problems now that we had to overcome. From this option and this look I have to say that we are satisfied that we've won, this is what we wanted. We managed to win the game in the end. Right now, let's focus on the next game on Thursday with Milan that is like a final for us”.