BC Khimki — CSKA Moscow — 73-90
(17-29, 20-24, 21-15, 15-22)
Shved (20 + 8 assists), Vyaltsev (13), Robinson (7 + 5 rebounds), Markovic (7 + 3 steals + 3 assists), Jenkins (7), Thomas (6), Todorovic (6), Gill (2).
Georgios Bartzokas, BC Khimki head coach:
“Congratulations to CSKA, they played excellent. Of course, they have a lot of talent and can play one-on-one in all positions and create many mismatches. On the other hand, for us, in order to compete with CSKA, we must have better circumstances. We were without Honeycutt, Anderson, Zubkov and Sokolov. We have some problems right now in the preparation, and we have have to keep in mind that, for us, the game against Efes was really tough and important, as you know. I have nothing to complain about to my players. I want to, one more time, congratulate them for qualifying to the playoffs. We have two more games — hopefully, Honeycutt is coming back, Anderson is some time with treatment and our concern right now is to be healthy in the playoffs, to see who will be our opponent and fight”.
Anthony Gill, BC Khimki forward:
“I don’t think we should have put ourselves in this position. We got down by a lot against a great team like that and it was tough to come back. Starting from myself, I didn’t have a good game at all tonight. All we can do is come back to the next game, trying to play as tough as we can”.