On Thursday, January 3, 2019 BC Khimki will face Herbalife Gran Canaria, Spain in a EuroLeague round 16 game. The game will be played at Gran Canaria Arena. Tip-off at 23:30 msk. Watch LIVE at Match! Igra, Euroleague.tv and matchtv.ru
HERBALIFE GRAN CANARIA (SPAIN)
Spanish Supercup (2016), EuroCup runner-up (2015)
Gran Canaria Arena (capacity – 11500)
Official website: cbgrancanaria.net
Where to watch
Match! Igra (23:25), Match TV (replay at 01:20), EuroLeague TV
In their Round 5 clash, the teams' first ever in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Khimki easily downed Gran Canaria 87-72. Alexey Shved led the scoring with 24 points and dished 7 assists, while Tony Crocker added 17 points in victory.
Khimki and Gran Canaria met in the 2015 7DAYS EuroCup Finals, where Khimki swept Gran Canaria in a home-and-away series to win its second title in that competition. Of all the players from that series, Egor Vialtsev and Sergey Monia are still with Khimki while Albert Oliver, Eulis Baez and Oriol Pauli remain with Gran Canaria.
Gran Canaria matched its EuroLeague club record in steals with 10 against Khimki in Round 5.
Tony Crocker set a career-high index rating of 22 and matched his EuroLeague best with 17 points in the Round 5 win over Gran Canaria.
Anzejs Pasecniks posted his career highs in index rating (26), rebounds (9) and steals (3) in the Round 5 loss against Khimki.
Alexey Shved and Anthony Gill are still out for Khimki and did not travel to the Canary Islands.
Georgios Bartzokas, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:
“This game includes our long trip, the difference of the hours and the climate. We have to face a team that is doing really well in the EuroLeague right now. They added a new point guard and also changed the coach recently. So, it looks like they are in a good mood in the EuroLeague. The atmosphere at their arena is always very warm. Like always, we need to play a good game if we want to win”.
Garlon Green, Khimki Moscow Region forward:
“I just expect us to come out and fight. We really need this game and want it to get back rolling again. We have to fight and play hard defense to win this game”.