Russian Cup. The difficult victory in Rostov15 december 2007
The first match in 1/4-final of Russian Cup Khimki played against Lokomotiv in Rostov-on-Don. The result of the game was determined at the beginning of the match. Khimki won 83-76 (25-16, 20-17, 23-17, 15-26). The second match between these opponents will pass in Khimki at 22nd of December.
Top scorers: Wilkinson (13), Shabalkin (12), Ponkrashov (11), Veremeenko (10).
Khimki started the game with unusual five: Ponkrashov, Fridzon, McCarty, Dyachok, Wilkinson.
At the begining no one team could gain the initiative, it was the exchange of balls: 10-10. After the time out Khimki's Ponkrashov and Wilkinson made the advantage of guest 7 points. And with 1 minute before the break the lead was increased 45-33.
In third period Rostov players played more carefully in the defense and ruined some Khimki's attacks. The home team cut the lead to 10 points. The epidemic of mistakes was finished by 3-pointers of Ponkrashov. Khimki won convincingly.