05.01.2020
Our team hosts Khimki in EuroLeague game. The Moscow Region team did not suffer a single loss early in the season…
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Derby on Christmas Eve
Our team hosts Khimki in EuroLeague game. The Moscow Region team did not suffer a single loss early in the season.

Pre-game breakdown


The team had two practices upon the return from Kaliningrad.

Will Clyburn and Janis Strelnieks are out with injuries. Mikhail Kulagin joined his teammates on practices.

Word to the coach


Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
We play against our rival, we played against them many times. We already met them this season, though both teams were in different lineups: they were missing significant players and now we are missing significant players. Most important thing is who is active, and it will be about it. We expect a fight.


Close relations


Khimki players Alexey Shved, Sergey Monia and Egor Vialtsev all played for CSKA. Shved played parts of seven seasons for CSKA between 2005 and 2012 and won the 2008 EuroLeague with the club. Monia spent three seasons with CSKA and Vialtsev two. Rimas Kurtinaitis played for CSKA in the 1981-82 season.

Mike James and Dairis Bertans played for Olimpia Milan last season.

Mikhail Kulagin played for Triumph Lyubertsy alongside Sergey Karasev (2010-14) and Andrey Desyatnikov (2012-14). Mikhail also played with Desyatnikov for Rossiya in Superleague 1, 2014-15 season.

Past matchups


Wins-losses: 93-19.
CSKA biggest win: 104-64 (+40) (2002-03 Superleague Regular Season)
CSKA biggest loss: 85-67 (-18) (2007-08 Russian Cup Final)

Game of 2019-20 season:
17-Oct-2019. EuroLeague. Regular Season. CSKA – Khimki: 99-86 (+13)

Short dossier


Khimki Moscow Region
Founded: 1997
Colors: blue, yellow
Home court: Moscow Region Basketball Center (3,500), Arena Mytishchi (7,000)
President: Dmitry Golubkov
CEO: Pavel Astakhov
Head coach: Rimas Kurtinaitis
Website: www.bckhimki.ru
Trophy Case: 2-time Eurocup winners (2012, 15), Russian Cup winner (2008), VTB United League champion (2011), 9-time Russian League runner-up (2006, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18), Russian League bronze winner (2007), Russian Cup finalist (2006), FIBA-Europe Cup finalist (2006), Eurocup finalist (2009)

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