Qualifying Round Round 1 - September 30, 2011 CET: 18:00 Local time: 18:00 - RTL SPIROU DOME

Records

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Referees

Crew Chief
HERCEG, SINISA, Croatia
Referee
JOVCIC, MILIVOJE, Serbia
Umpire
FOUFIS, IOANNIS, Greece

Team Stats

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Player Stats

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THE TAKE

BC Khimki
PGE Turow
RECORDS
4-6 (fifth place, Group A)
Euroleague
Regular season 2010-11
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PROBABLE STARTERS
Guard
Guard
Forward
Forward
Center

THE STAKES

BC Khimki Moscow Region already survived the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round last season and hopes to do the same again with good signings to complement its main stars. PGE Turow looks for its first-ever Euroleague appearance and is ready to beat the odds.

INJURIES

Both teams are injury-free and ready to face each other at the Spiroudome.

THE TAKE

Khimki has added a nice mix of experience, youth and talent with newcomers like Matt Nielsen, Timofey Mozgov, Austin Daye or Chris Quinn, among many others. Turow relies on David Jackson and Daniel Kickert - its main scoring weapons - to provide a big upset. Expect a high-tempo, interesting game.

REFEREES
Crew Chief
Referee
Umpire
Sinisa Herceg
Sinisa Herceg

Croatia
Milivoje Jovcic
Milivoje Jovcic
Serbia
Ioannis Foufis
Ioannis Foufis
Greece
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Euroleague.net

Quotes Head Coaches

Players

Chris Quinn - BC Khimki (photo bckhimki.ru)Khimki Moscow Region took a solid step in the right direction at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by stopping Turow Zgorzelec of Poland by 74-67 on Friday in Charleroi, Belgium. Khimki will face the winner of Friday's late game in Charleroi, CEZ Nymburk vs. Banvit BK, in that bracket's semifinal on Saturday. Khimki blew the doors off a tight game with a 20-7 burst after halftime then managed the difference all the way to the finish. Kresimir Loncar led the winners with 16 points, while Chris Quinn added 15 and Vitaly Fridzon 11. Khimki's better percentages and 16-9 advantage on free throws kept Turow a step behind during the last 20 minutes. David Jackson led all scorers with 20 points, while Turow also got 14 from Konrad Wysocki, 13 from Aaron Cel and 10 from Daniel Klickert. Turow will not play this season in the 2011-12 Eurocup.

Jackson and Kickert quickly shot Turow to a 2-7 advantage as the Khimki offense failed to start clean. Soon, however, a succession of second-chance points during which Quinn and Thomas Kelati got their first baskets had the Russian powerhouse tied. Khimki wasn't done either, as Loncar's layup ended an 11-0 run to a 13-7 lead. Kickert got a basket back for Turow. A dunk by John Edwards got the Polish challengers closer and the last basket of the quarter, by Giedrius Gustas, closer still, at 13-15 after 10 minutes.

Turow's solid defense kept working long enough for Cel to shoot his team into the lead, at 15-16, from long range. Fridzon answered with a reverse layup and a foul, converting it into a three-point play and an 18-16 lead. Cel, on his way to 7 consecutive points, nailed a jumper to tie, then scored on a breakway, giving Turow an 18-20 lead. Egor Vyaltsev tied it up again on a baseline jumper. The teams battled back and forth, with Jackson pacing the Turow attack and Quinn doing most of the scoring for Khimki. A pair of late free throws by Loncar and another jumper by Quinn let Khimki cling to a 31-29 lead at halftime.

Khimki turned up the heat on both ends of the floor as Fridzon scored on a nice inside pass from Sergey Monya, opening up a 35-31 lead, soon after halftime. Fridzon continued on his own personal 7-0 run before Quinn joined from long range and Monya from short as the Khimki advantage suddenly ballooned to 45-31. Jackson dug deep to try and keep Turow in the game, hitting a three to cut the difference to 47-36, but Loncar’s solid inside play and Quinn's free throws extended Khimki's lead to 15 points, 51-36. Jackson got help from Cel, whose three-pointer lowered the margin to 11 again, 54-43, but that’s as close as Turow could get as Egor Vyaltsev's triple left Khimki in control, 58-45, after 30 minutes.

Turow made a valiant effort to come back behind Jackson and a hustling Wyscocki, who scored 5 consecutive points to cut the lead to 62-50, but timely shooting by Austin Daye, along with solid inside play by Timofey Mozgov and Loncar, kept Turow safely in front. Jackson’s drive answered Kelati’s two-pointer, cutting the lead to 70-59, but at that point the clock became too much of a factor for Turow to keep dreaming. Late steals allowed the Polish squad to get closer, but Khimki walked away with the victory and a place in Saturday's bracket semifinal.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Euroleague.net
Referees: HERCEG, SINISA (CRO), JOVCIC, MILIVOJE (SRB), FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE)
Attendance: 850 (Tentative)
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Head coach: KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
BC Khimki
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
5 DAYE, AUSTIN 14:40 8 0/5 2/3 2/2 1 4 5     1   1 3 1 3
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 32:03 12 3/6 1/3 3/5 1 1 2 2 4     1   8 20
9 VYALTSEV, EGOR 18:04 7 1/2 1/1 2/4   2 2 1 1 2     4 4 6
10 LONCAR, KRESIMIR 26:21 16 5/10   6/7 1 4 5 1   1     1 5 19
11 QUINN, CHRIS 26:49 15 5/10 1/2 2/2 2 3 5 1 2 5     1 3 14
12 MONIA, SERGEY 17:18 2 1/2 0/5   3 1 4 1 1 2 1   1    
13 KHVOSTOV, DIMITRIY 13:11               2   1     3 1 -1
14 PUSHKOV, ANTON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 DUDU, BENJAMIN-PAVEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 ZHUKANENKO, ALEXEY 8:02 3   1/1     1 1           1   3
22 KELATI, THOMAS 29:53 6 3/3 0/3   1 4 5 3 1       4 2 10
25 MOZGOV, TIMOFEY 13:39 5 2/6   1/2 3 2 5     1     1 4 7
Team           1 4 5               5
Totals 200:00 74 20/44 6/18 16/22 13 26 39 11 9 13 1 2 19 28 86
45.5% 33.3% 72.7%
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Head coach: WINNICKI, JACEK
PGE Turow
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
5 CEL, AARON 21:15 13 3/5 2/4 1/2 3 2 5             3 16
6 KICKERT, DANIEL 27:47 10 2/6 1/3 3/4         1 5     2 2 -1
7 GUSTAS, GIEDRIUS 20:49 4 1/6   2/3   2 2 3 1       3 4 5
8 CHYLINSKI, MICHAL 13:39     0/4   1   1   1       4 1 -5
9 MIELCZAREK, ARTUR 14:43 1 0/1 0/2 1/2 1 4 5           2 1 1
10 WYSOCKI, KONRAD 22:36 14 5/10 1/1 1/1 2 4 6 1 1 4     4 4 13
13 GABINSKI, MICHAL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 JANKOWSKI, MICHAL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 JACKSON, DAVID 25:53 20 7/11 2/2   1 1 2 2 1 2     4 3 18
25 MOORE, RONALD 23:09 1 0/5   1/2 1 2 3 6 2 2   1 2 1 2
52 LAUDERDALE, DALLAS 23:21 2 1/2     2 3 5 1     1   4   4
54 EDWARDS, JOHN 6:48 2 1/2       1 1   1 3 1   3   -2
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 67 20/48 6/16 9/14 11 22 33 13 8 16 2 1 28 19 54
41.7% 37.5% 64.3%
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Head Coaches

KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
BC Khimki
“It was an important game for us. Our name and our level makes us the favorite and it’s certainly not easy. We had a tough start, we made the difference in the third quarter, but I am not quite satisfied with the way we handled the finish. Still, we played good defense and led in many categories of the game, which is why we won in the end. The next game will be easier, the first one is always difficult. As for the new rules, I always push my team not to talk with the refs. We had a meeting this morning and I was happy with the reaction of my players. It’s difficult to rate the potential of this team; we started two months ago the preparation with just two players, all the others were getting ready for international duty. We also had to give a few days rest to our four Russian players who won the bronze at the EuroBasket, so we basically had four practices all together before this game.”
WINNICKI, JACEK
PGE Turow
“I want to congratulate the Khimki’s coach and the team. We played a very good first half, but then we had to make a huge effort to get back after Khimki took a 15-point lead in the third quarter. Still, my players showed some good basketball. It was a good lesson for us.”

Players

ZHUKANENKO, ALEXEY
BC Khimki
“We did not panic despite the difficult start. We lost control of the game at times, made some turnovers, but we played good defense and there was some good communication, which helped us to come back strong in the third quarter and play hard.”
KELATI, THOMAS
BC Khimki
“It’s often like this at the start of the season; you’re a bit nervous and you make mistakes. At halftime, we just thought we had to keep executing our plays and that the shots would fall. We are aware of the expectations but we are used to that pressure at the beginning of the season; it was the same last year for us. We kind of play for our lives, but we actually put a lot of pressure on ourselves already because we expect to win.”
WYSOCKI, KONRAD
PGE Turow
“We wouldn’t play if we did not believe we had a chance. We took advantage in the first half of Khimki missing open shots but then at the end of the game it was us missing shots. The third quarter was a neck-breaker, and it took us time to get our composure back. But this is an experience that will help us make a good start to our league season.”
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