Having made a huge spurt after a half-time, BC Khimki scored a crucial VTB United League home win over Nizhny Novgorod — 90-84 (23-26, 27-19, 21-20, 19-19). The next game our team will play on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 vs. Montakit Fuenlabrada. Tip-off at 19:30 msk.
BC Khimki: Rowland (17 + 5 rebounds + 3 assists + 2 steals), Evans (14 + 8 rebounds), Todorovic (13 + 11 rebounds + 2 steals), Shved (13 + 6 rebounds + 4 assists), Boungou-Colo (13 + 4 assists), Pullen (8 + 3 rebounds), Ilnitskiy (7), Likhodey (3), Vyaltsev (2 + 4 assists), Hummel, Zaytsev
Nizhny Novgorod: Vene (23), Kane (21 + 11 rebounds + 5 assists + 3 steals), Strebkov (15 + 9 assists + 9 rebounds), Boynton (9 + 4 assists), Gubanov (6), Popov (6), Bristol (4 + 4 rebounds), Jakovics, Uzinskii, Grigoryev, Gudumak.
Arturs Stalbergs, Nizhny Novgorod head coach:
"We held on, but we made key mistakes down the stretch and Khimki made us pay. I’m talking about our rebounding, getting back on defense, and poor percentage at the free throw line. That’s why we lost. Our offense was good, but Khimki is an experienced team that plays with confidence at home. This was a good experience for us, but it’s time to start winning".
Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:
"This was a very important win. We played against a very quick team, with excellent perimeter shooters. We didn’t start this game the way we should have. Our defense improved in the second quarter, but there were a lot of mistakes. Despite that, we won, and I’m very happy about it".