BC Khimki led the game with FC Bayern Munich to overtime but a knockout 24-2 run by the visitors resulted in a big home defeat — 74-96 ОТ (16-15, 10-19, 25-19, 21-19, 2-24). The next game our team will play in Saratov vs. Avtodor on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Tip-off at 18:00 msk.
BC Khimki: Shved (31 + 4 rebounds + 3 assists), Rowland (13 + 5 rebounds), Pullen (7), Monya (5 + 4 blocks), Likhodey (5), Zaytsev (4 + 4 rebounds), Todorovic (4 + 3 rebounds), Ilnitskiy (3), Hummel (2 + 4 rebounds), Brown, Sokolov
FC Bayern Munich: Kleber (21 + 10 rebounds + 3 assists), Dedovic (17 + 6 rebounds), Johnson (15 + 4 assists + 3 rebounds + 2 blocks), Booker (11 + 8 rebounds), Barthel (8 + 4 rebounds + 3 assists), Gavel (8 + 4 assists), King (7), Taylor (4 + 3 rebounds), Redding (3 + 8 assists + 3 rebounds + 3 steals), Lucic (2).
Aleksandar Djordjevic, FC Bayern Munich head coach:
“I believe we played a serious team game against an individual one. 27 assists versus 11 describe what kind of game we tried to play. We had 38 and a half very good minutes in defense, but in the last minute and a half we just stopped and made mistakes that are not usual for us. Defensively we gave them a chance to get back in the game. We had a chance to finish it earlier when Johnson made a tough shot. In the overtime we played with great concentration defensively and really cut off their strength. We played well even on switching defense, forcing them to take tough shots. As a result they had very low three-point percentage, which was one of their strengths. Definitely, we played very good defensive transition that was the key of the game. We won the rebounding, which was another reason for success. I just give a credit to my players and how they came back in the overtime and finished the game. We played together and showed the basketball that we are supposed to be play. We won our group and that was one of the goals”.
Bryce Taylor, FC Bayern Munich guard:
“We just had a great defensive effort in the overtime that resulted in a 24-2 run for us. It was obviously important to win tonight that allowed us to finish the group in first place and clinch home-court advantage in the next round. Khimki is a different team compared to last year. We’ve just been able to play good games against them. Obviously they have a lot of talent; they are a great team. We were fortunate tonight. We tried to slow down Shved, tried to take away three-point shots, which is one of the biggest keys for them. We had a very balanced game offensively as everybody had a big role. We made 27 assists and that’s our best quality. We played together and shared the ball. Everybody had a chance to feel good; everybody stepped up and made shots. That was the main thing for us”.
Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:
“When the fourth quarter finished, I thought we could have won with a big difference. But actually we couldn’t. We lost the first ball and they made a three-point shot. After that, we lost patience and it was very difficult to play. We missed 10 free throws and made 20 turnovers, whereas they grabbed 18 offensive rebounds. I think this game was influenced by the fact that we thought about the point difference, but not about winning. But okay, we are second and now must beat our next opponent. It’s our goal and I think we can do it”.