– The basketball club “Khimki” on the home parquet lost to real Madrid in the match of the regular championship of Euroleague. The meeting, which was held at the “Arena Mytischi”, ended with the score 78-95- (17-26, 14-25, 18-16, 29-28).
“I congratulate the opponent with a solid game and deserved victory. For us, it was a rough night. Quite a long time we are without key players in rebounds in the attack, Thomas Robinson, and today we couldn’t help and Marko Todorovic. In this regard, in this position we had only one striker, and against the team that has Tavares, and which generally uses a high five, very difficult”, – quotes a press-service “Himok” head coach Georgios Bartzokas.
“We got beat on the boards, allowing the opponent to have 15 possessions more, to the same oiled free throws, and by the end of the match barely reached 50%, which affected our confidence. Oiled shots from under the basket, giving the opponent a chance to escape in a transit attack, and real Madrid have succeeded. At the end of their excellent snipers felt confident and scored a heavy three-pointer from long range. Today it was hard for us to confront the “real world”, but, as I said, any result in the Euroleague, you need to forget, to put those parts and be ready for the next match,” he added.
On January 16 the team will travel to Belgrade for the match against local “red Star”, and 18 Jan will in Mytishchi Greek “Olympiakos”.
In the standings of the regular championship of Euroleague basketball club “Khimki” is in eighth place (26 points), “real” fourth” (28). The leader CSKA Moscow (30).