"It is the most crucial game of the season for us against an excellent club, with four victories and only one loss. Khimki are a quality team which can kill the opponent with its strong defense, but we are also a good side and will fight hard for the victory. I hope the fans will support us, the team needs patience, I want from you to stop writing that we are not looking to sign a center because we trust the players we already have in the squad.
Daniel Hackett's participation will be decided tomorrow, if he is finally unavailable Darius Johnson-Odom will have his role as point guard. The return of good shooter Matt Lojeski is very important, along with Othello Hunter and the three Greeks (Spanoulis, Printezis, Mantzaris) are our regular starters, Kostas Papanikolaou has quality and will help the team when he enters the rotation, which was disrupted by the many injuries", said the Greek coach at press conference.