BCK vs ZEN Dream11: Having lost the last two games, in Europe, BCK Khimki will be looking to return to winning ways when they play host to fellow Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg in round-18 of EuroLeague at Khimki Basketball Centre.
It has been a season to forget for the Russian giant Zenit, who are propping up the table as things stand in EuroLeague. Even in the domestic campaign, in VTB United League, Zenit are down at 6th, two-game behind 3rd placed Lokomotiv Kuban. They dropped the last two games in EuroLeague, and four times in the last five games.
Khimki, on the other hand, are 9th in EuroLeague, level on wins with 8th placed Crvena Zvezda, with only the points difference keeping them away from top-8.
Teams: BCK Khimki and Zenit Saint Petersburg
Venue: Khimki Basketball Centre
Match Timing: January 10, @ 10:30 PM
BCK Khimki team news: Khimki will go into the game without their first-choice centre Timofey Mozgov who is recovering from an injury and is not on BKC Khimki’s active roster at the moment. Anthony Gill is out of the contention after a nose fracture.
In addition, Alexey Shved, who missed the last game for Khimki due to an illness, and Egor Vialtsev, who is yet to feature following a recovery from a knee injury, are both considered as doubtful for this game.
Zenit Saint Petersburg team news: Gustavo Ayon has been ruled out for Zenit after an injury in the last game but the good news is that Andrey Zubkov made his long-awaited return from a knee injury in the last game and will be playing in this match. Khimki are expected to hand EuroLeague debut to Konstantin Shevchuk.
BCK Khimki: Janis Timma, Alexey Shved, Devin Booker, Stefan Jovic, Dairis Bertans
Zenit Saint Petersburg: Tim Abromaitis, Will Thomas, Colton Iverson, Dmitry Khvostov, Mateusz Ponitka
BCK Khimki: Alexey Shved, Janis Timma, Vyacheslav Zaytsev, Sergey Karasev, Andrey Desyatnikov, Dairis Bertans, Stefan Jovic, Jonas Jerebko, Jeremy Evans, Devon Booker, Chris Kramer, Egor Vyaltsev, Sergei Monia
Zenit Saint Petersburg: Tim Abromaitis, Will Thomas, Colton Iverson, Dmitry Khvostov, Mateusz Ponitka, Konstantin Shevchuk, Autin Hollins, Andrew Albicy, Andrey Zubkov, Vladislav Trushkin, Anton Pushkov
PG: S Jovic, A Albicy
SG: A Shved (SP), D Bertans, A Hollins
PF: W Thomas
C: D Booker
PG: S Jovic
SG: D Bertans, A Hollins, Shved (SP)
SF: M Ponitka
PF: W Thomas
C: D Booker, J Evans