Huge performance (32 pts, 6 rebs, 5 assists) by BC Khimki leader in Alexey Shved led our team to a perfect — 99-90 road win over BC Nizhny Novgorod in a VTB United League game! The next game BC Khimki will play at home on Sunday, April 9, 2017 vs. Zenit St Petersburg. Tip-off at 17:00 msk!
Nizhny Novgorod: Boynton (27 + 8 assists + 5 rebounds + 2 steals), Thompson (19 + 9 rebounds + 6 assists), Vene (17 + 3 assists), Zubcic (13), Gubanov (8), Zhbanov (2 + 3 assists), Gudumak (2), Grigoryev (2), Popov, Marikhin, Viktorov
BC Khimki: Shved (32 + 6 rebounds + 5 assists + 3 steals), Rowland (20 + 8 assists + 8 rebounds + 3 steals), Todorovic (15 + 8 rebounds), Pullen (15 + 4 assists), Hummel (6 + 3 assists + 3 steals), Monya (5), Sokolov (5), Zaytcev (1), Ilnitskiy, Boungou-Colo, Likhodey.
Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:
"It was a very tough game. Nizhny Novgorod plays a little different from other teams. They’ve got players like Gubanov, Zubcic and Vene, who can all play at the four and five position and shoot the ball well. We had a lot of problems on defense. When we switched, we didn’t do a very good job one-on-one. In the end, we won. We’ve got three games remaining and we’re going to battle for second place. Shved had a tough time since he hadn’t practiced in a week. He’s still got pain, but he played well".