VTB United league 2018/2019
Astana
Astana
VTB United league, Regular season
05.11.2018, 19:30 Mon
Arena: Velotrek «Saryarka» (Astana)
67:76
Main time
15:17 13:23 21:21 18:15
Game number: RS-36
Spectators: 0
Khimki
Khimki

Hot Monday: «Astana» to play with «Khimki» from Moscow

01.11.2018, 08:00    Просмотров: 42
Источник: Press service
Автор: Assem Mirzhekeeva

On Monday, November 5, «Astana» Basketball Club will hold a home match in the framework of the regular VTB United League championship against «Khimki» from the Moscow region.

«Khimki» - is a Russian professional men's basketball club from the Moscow region, founded in 1997. In addition to participating in the VTB United League, it performs in the Euroleague.

Achievements: 

  • Silver medalist of the Russian Championship — 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Bronze medalist of the championship of Russia — 2007
  • Winner of the Russian Cup 2008
  • Champion of the VTB United League — 2010/2011
  • Silver winner of the VTB United League Cup Promo — 2008
  • Silver winner of the VTB United League — 2014/2015, 2016/2017, 2017/2018
  • European Cup finalist ULEB — 2008/2009
  • Finalist of the European Cup — 2005/2006
  • Participant of the Final Four of FIBA Euroleague — 2004/2005
  • The participant of the Final Four of the VTB United League — 2009/2010
  • Winner of the European Cup — 2011/2012, 2014/2015


Chronicle of the past game: «Khimki» participated in the VTB United League since 2009. The Kazakhstani club played 14 times with the Russian team, where Astana players beat the titled opponent three times.

Standings: «Khimki» Basketball Club takes the second place in the standings with the result — 5 wins in five games. «Astana» stands fifth with the result — 3 wins and 1 loss.

The head coach of BC «Astana» — Emil Raikovich: “Khimki» is one of the best teams in Europe and in the VTB league. The game against a team of this level gives us another opportunity to check our level and our physical form at the highest level. They have a very strong roster, including the entire bench. We will do our best, as we have done in all the previous games”.

The game will take place on November 5th at the arena of Saryarka Cycle Track, beginning at 7:30 pm Astana time. Online ticket purchase on Ticketon.kz.

Live broadcast of the match will be available on the website in the Match Center section and on the QazSport channel.

Detailed information about the tournament, tournament tables, schedule and results of the matches are published in the section Tournaments.

«Astana' could not cope with Shved 

05.11.2018, 22:00    Просмотров: 31
Источник: VTB United league
Автор:
Russian Khimki beat «Astana» in the capital of Kazakhstan — 76:67 (17:15, 23:13, 21:21, 15:18).

«Khimki» has started the season with five wins in five games, whereas Astana lagged slightly behind — 3-1. An absolutely equal game went on until the middle of the second quarter (26:27) when the guests began to increase the advantage. Khimki's Andrei Zubkov successfully entered the game (8 points, 4 out of 5 from the game), and long-distance shots also began to hit the basket. If the players of the Kazakhstani club managed to realize only one 3-point shot out of 12 attempts in the first half, then the Russians hit 3 successful long shots at the end of the second quarter — a 10-0 spurt and 40:28 after 20 minutes. All attempts of “Astana” to close the gap in the third quarter were prevented by Alexey Shved, who shot 12 points (49:61).

Astana fought to the end and even imposed a struggle to their rival. Michael Jenkins'es long-distance shots allowed the hosts to bridge the gap to 5 points 3 minutes before the buzzer (67:72). But then the opponents took over the game. The Moscow team responded with a clear pick-and-roll performed by Shved and Malcolm Thomas and Vyacheslav Zaitsev's effective drive. «Khimki» also acted confidently in defense, not allowing Astana to score any points in the end. «Khimki» took revenge on «Astana» for last year’s defeat at the Saryarka court and continue to share first place with CSKA (6-0).
 

The top scorers:
  • «Astana»: Alexander Zhigulin (14 + 7 rebounds), JJ O’Brien (12 + 5 rebounds), Anthony Clemmons (11 + 7 rebounds + 6 assists).
  • «Khimki»: Alexey Shved (28 + 5 assists), Malcolm Thomas (8 + 8 rebounds), Anthony Gill (8 + 6 rebounds).

«Astana» head coach Emil Raykovich:
- I am very proud of our guys. Clemmons, our leader, just returned from the US and had to play the game not being in the best physical shape. Perhaps that is why he could not fully prove himself. I also congratulate the other guys who fought in spite of everything and demonstrated high morale. When Grosel was injured, we made no more replacements. And the guys did their best at 100%. We were able to give a good resistance to Khimki. We showed a good game today. Congratulations to «Khimki» on a victory and we are looking forward to the next game with Nizhny Novgorod team.

«Khimki» head coach Georgios Bartzokas:
- It's an important victory for us. Before this match, «Astana» gained three victories in a row and showed a very good game. This year they put together a very good team with a good coach. We should have been serious about this match if we wanted to win. And so it happened: we had a solid game, defended well, paid particular attention to the main shooters of «Astana». The only problem we encountered happened in the fourth quarter when «Astana» started playing as a small five with a forward in the center position. They scored several three-pointers and were able to return in the game, but we still won, which is very important.

The team will hold the next match on its court as well, on November 10, Astana players will host the Russian basketball club «Nizhny Novgorod» in the regular season of the VTB United League. Tickets for the match are already available on the website Ticketon.kz.

Detailed information about tournaments, tournament tables, schedule and results of matches are published in the section Tournaments.

Information about the opponent

Established year: 1997 Team colors: yellow, dark blue
Country: Russia Arena: BC «Khimki»
City: Khimki Website: bckhimki.ru

Description

«Khimki» — is a russian professional men's basketball team from the Moscow region.

Achievements: 
  • Silver medalist of Russia Championship — 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Bronze medalist of Russia Championship — 2007
  • The winner of the Cup of Russia -  2008
  • The champion of the VTB United League — 2010/2011
  • Silver medalist of the VTB United League — 2014/2015, 2016/2017, 2017/2018
  • The finalist of the European Cup ULEB — 2008/2009
  • The finalist of the European Cup — 2005/2006
  • Member of «Final Four» FIBA Euroleague — 2004/2005
  • Member of the «Final Four» of VTB United League — 2009/2010
  • The winner of the European Cup — 2011/2012, 2014/2015

Overall team photo

Khimki