On Thursday, January 7, 2016 BC Khimki within the bounds of Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 will face FC Barcelona Lassa on the road. The beginning of the meeting is at 22.45 msk. Watch live at Match TV, NTV-PLUS Basketball and Euroleague TV.
FC BARCELONA LASSA (SPAIN)
blue, maroon and yellow
Euroleague (2003, 2010) Korac Cup (1987, 1999), Saporta Cup (1985, 1986), Spanish National League (1959, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014), Spanish National Cup (1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013), Spanish SuperCup (1988, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015), FIBA Intercontinental Cup (1985), Prince of Asturias Cup (1988)
Palau Blaugrana (capacity – 7585)
Josep Maria Bartomeu
Official website: www.fcbarcelona.com/basketball
Watch live at Match TV, NTV-PLUS Basketball and Euroleague TV.
Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:
“We know each other well. We don’t want to adjust to another team, but rather play our own style. We play fast and it’s not a secret that our offense is better than our defense. Because of that, we have scored wins so far. We won’t change a lot, but of course there will be some nuances of how to attack some players. We have our plan and will try to execute it. Barcelona plays fast and tactically well. They have the same coach, Xavi Pascual, for many years. They have huge Euroleague experience and almost every year go into the Final Four. But if we judge by some regular season games, it’s possible to play with Barcelona in Spain. We’ll try to use their weaknesses to get a win”.
James Augustine, BC Khimki forward:
“They are a good team that plays well in the Spanish League and the Euroleague. They are always in the Final Four: that says they are high class. It’s one of the top teams in Europe. We have to play hard and hopefully we can score a win, especially on the road. We should play hard on defense and stop them on offense as well as have a lot of energy like we did in our past games. We have energy and can make a run. It’s gonna be a tough game because it’s on the road, but we have to win to be successful in the Euroleague”.