BC Khimki failed to clinch interim first place in 7Days EuroCup Top 16 Group F because of a tough away loss to FC Bayern Munich — 74-90 (21-18, 20-20, 20-31, 13-21). The next game our team will play at home on Sunday, January 15, 2017 vs. Astana Kazakhstan. Tip-off at 17:00 msk.
FC Bayern Munich: Taylor (15 + 4 rebounds), Booker (14 + 7 rebounds + 3 assists), Lucic (14), Redding (13 + 3 steals + 3 assists), Barthel (10 + 6 rebounds), Kleber (9 + 7 rebounds + 3 assists + 2 steals), Gavel (7 + 3 rebounds), Johnson (6 + 5 assists + 5 rebounds), Balvin (2), Dedovic, King
BC Khimki: Pullen (17 + 3 assists), Shved (16 + 3 assists), Hummel (9 + 6 rebounds), Todorovic (9 + 5 rebounds + 3 blocks), Rowland (9 + 2 steals), Ilnitskiy (7 + 8 rebounds), Monya (5), Brown (2), Vyaltsev, Boungou-Colo, Zaytsev.
Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:
“Congratulations to FC Bayern. I think, tonight they played much better than us, all forty minutes. We had a good result after first twenty minutes but really didn't play serious basketball. We played looking for three-point shots, didn't play strong defense. It was a big difference between two teams. If we look at this game we can't consider ourselves as a favorite to win EuroCup. If we do it like tonight, we won't have chances. We knew that FC Bayern would play very strong. They started [the game] strong and finished it stronger. They did it with good pressure, they have good inside players. They played with intensity and at a high level all forty minutes. Tonight we didn't play at this level”.
Photos: Matthias Stickel