BC Khimki made a huge run in the last quarter, but didn't have enough time to tie the game vs. CSKA Moscow — 88-94 (13-18, 25-33, 13-27, 37-16). CSKA took a 1-0 lead in the series. Game 2 will be played in Moscow on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Tip-off at 17:00 msk.
CSKA Moscow: De Colo (21 + 3 assists), Hines (16 + 5 rebounds), Antonov (16 + 3 rebounds), Higgins (10 + 3 assists), Jackson (9 + 4 assists + 3 rebounds), Teodosic (7 + 5 assists), Augustine (6 + 4 rebounds), Kurbanov (4 + 9 rebounds), Fridzon (4), Khryapa (1), Vorontsevich, Kulagin
BC Khimki: Shved (18), Zaytsev (15 + 6 assists + 5 rebounds), Rowland (15 + 5 assists), Likhodey (10), Hummel (9 + 6 rebounds), Vyaltsev (8 + 3 rebounds), Sokolov (6 + 3 rebounds + 2 blocks), Monya (4 + 3 rebounds), Ilnitskiy (3 + 3 assists), Todorovic, Brown.
Dusko Ivanovic, BC Khimki head coach:
"This is only first game [of the series]. Obviously, this is not a way to win CSKA. We must change both our offense and defense. We lost concentration because we didn't think only about game. We have to change it as it was our problem tonight".
E.J. Rowland, BC Khimki guard:
"We didn't play well. The score obviously doesn't show the floor of the game. I believe that we can compete with this team but we have to play like we want to play, on offense and defense. So we can give ourselves a chance. Tonight we didn't. Hopefully, we'll have it next game. CSKA is a great and talented team with good coach. If you are not playing well they will step on your throw. That what they did. It took us a game".