Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Khimki Moscow Region: double week starts in Tel Aviv18 december 2018

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018 BC Khimki will face Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, Israel in a EuroLeague round 13 game. The game will be played in Menora Mivtachim Arena. Tip-off at 22:05 msk. Watch LIVE at Match TV, Match! Igra, matchtv.ru and Euroleague.tv

MACCABI FOX TEL AVIV

Founded in 1932
Team colors: yellow, blue
Honors: Euroleague (1977, 1981, 2004, 2005, 2014), Suproleague (2001), Israeli National League (1954, 1955, 1957-1959, 1962-1964, 1967, 1968, 1970-1992, 1994-2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2018), Israeli National Cup (1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1963-1966, 1970-1973, 1975, 1977-1983, 1985-1987, 1989-1991, 1994, 1998-2006, 2010-2017), Adriatic League (2012), FIBA Intercontinental Cup (1980), Israeli League Cup (2007, 2010–2013, 2015, 2017)
Arena: Menora Mivtachim Arena (capacity – 10383)
President: Shimon Mizrahi
Official website: www.maccabi.co.il

Where to watch

LIVE: Match TV (22:00), Match! Igra (22:00, replay at 01:50), EuroLeague TV, matchtv.ru
Text online: EuroLeague website

GAME NOTES

Khimki's Petr Gubanov and Maccabi's DeAndre Kane were teammates at Nizhny Novgorod in the 2016/2017 season.

Khimki center Malcolm Thomas made his EuroLeague debut at Maccabi in the 2012/2013 season.

Khimki's injured swingman Casey Prather and Maccabi guard Scottie Wilbekin were college teammates for four years at the University of Florida.

PRE-GAME QUOTES

Georgios Bartzokas, BC Khimki head coach:

“We need to play much better than in the last two games and play really well in this environment to win. Right now, Maccabi is playing better. They changed a little bit the way they play, I mean not so much uptempo, trying a little bit to control the game and set up their offense. Anyway, it’s a forty-minutes game and we need to follow our game plan”.

Charles Jenkins, BC Khimki guard:

“Another tough EuroLeague game. Two teams at the bottom of the standings fighting to stay in the playoff race. Maccabi has always been a really individually talented team; they always had guys who could score the balls very well and they continue to have this season, I mean Scottie Wilbekin, Tarik Black, Johnny O’Bryant as well as other guys who can score for them. I think, it will be another tough environment for us to be in, and an opportunity to make some steps trying to get some wins in the EuroLeague”.