BCK vs BEL Dream11: The race for the playoff hots up as two challengers bump into each other in round-24 when BCK Khimki entertain Crvena Zvezda at Mytishchi Arena on Friday night. The hosts know this is an important game, with the stakes double due to the fact that the opponent are sitting above them on the points table and are also chasing that elusive 8th spot.
If BCK Khimki wins this game, they will be 10-14 ion the seaosn and will move within one game of Crvena Zvezda, but if the visitors win they can move into the top-8, and will surely be having three games advantage over Khimki.
So it’s fair to say that the hosts, Khimki, are hard-pressed for a win in this game than the visitors.
As far as the recent form is concerned, Khimki are coming into this game on the back of a two-game skid, while the visitors ended their three-game losing run with a 78-73 win over Panathinaikos in the last round.
BCK Khimki vs Crvena Zvezda team news:
BCK Khimki: Khimki have a lot of issues in this department as several key players are missing from the active roster with injuries. Timofey Mozgov will surely be missing this match due to an ankle injury. He hasn’t played since the start of the season. In addition, four more players in the shape of Jeremy Evans, Petr Gubanov and Chris Kramer will be missing this match as well. Dairis Bertans is considered as questionable due to a hip problem and will be monitored before the game.
Crvena Zvezda: Filip Covic will be monitored before the match after Zvezda listed him as questionable, while Nemanja Nenadic is ruled out.
Marko Jadogic-Kuridza made a return from injury in the Adriatic League last weekend and is available for selection. Stratos Perperoglou is nearing a return and may be considered for this game.
BCK Khimki vs Crvena Zvezda starting five:
BCK Khimki: Sergei Monia, Janis Timma, Devin Booker, Alexey Shved, Vyacheslav Zaytsev
Crvena Zvezda: Branko Lazic, James Gist, Michael Ojo, Billy Baron, Lorenzo Brown
Grand League tips:
BCK Khimki: Jonas Jerebko, Stefan Jovic, Devin Booker, Alexey Shved, Vyacheslav Zaytsev, Egor Vialtsev, Sergey Karasev, Sergei Monia, Janis Timma
Crvena Zvezda: Charles Jenkins, Marko Jagodic-Kuridza, Kevin Punter, Dejan Davidovac, Vladimir Stimac, Stratos Perperoglou, Branko Lazic, James Gist, Michael Ojo, Billy Baron, Lorenzo Brown
BCK vs BEL Dream11 teams:
PG: S Jovic
SG: Billy Baron, Alexey Shved (SP)
SF: Janis Timma
PF: J Gist, M Jagodic-Kuridza, Jonas Jerebko
C: Devin Booker
PG: S Jovic, Charles Jenkins
SG: Alexey Shved (SP)
SF: S Perperoglou, D Davidovac
PF: Jonas Jerebko
C: Devin Booker, V Stimac