Astana to play with Khimki

29.10.2017, 10:00    Views: 46
Source: Press service
Author: Almira Shakhaeva
On Monday, October 30, «Astana» will hold its fourth game in the framework of the VTB United League championship against BC “Khimki” (Moscow region).

It happened that at the beginning of the season «Astana» had a number of away games, and its rivals turned out to be the grants of Russian and European basketball right from the first games.
 
Chronicle of past meetings:
«Astana» played with «Khimki» 12 games in 6 seasons, 11 of which ended in the defeat of «Astana», and yet «Astana» was able to snatch one victory in the away game in its debut season 2011/2012 (84:73).
 
Relationship between teams:
The main coach Kostas Flevarakis and Georgios Bartzokas are compatriots. Although both coaches worked in their homeland in Greece, but have not been in contact yet. American defender of «Astana» Justin Carter managed to play for the «yellow-blue” in last season.  Justin played 4 games for the Moscow club, after that he continued his career in Israeli team «Maccabi Kiryat-Gat».
 
Standings:
«Khimki» are now in the third place in the standings, with 3 games and 3 wins.
«Astana» cannot yet boast of such a result, but the team of Costas Flevarakis is not discouraged, there is time to fix it.
 
Head coach comment:
«Khimki» is a great team with good scorers and they have a high level of athletism. The team plays well at home, it held three home games and three ended in victory in the VTB League and it also plays in Euroleague as well without defeat. «Khimki» athletes all play very well, not only their leader Alexei Shved. For a good game, we need to cut their transition and be focused on the shooters even at the long distance. We shouldn’t make turnovers on our offence and we need to try really hard to get a better percentage at our open three-pointers and free throws.
 
Where, when, at what time?
Arena: «Basketball Center» Khimki «
The time now is: 19:30 Moscow time
Broadcast: VTB United League website, BC «Astana» website, «QazSport» TV channel