Khimki dominates the glass, bounces back from loss to Zenit with an 83-66 win over Astana (23-17, 16-17, 21-18, 23-14).
Khimki: Alexey Shved (23+11 ast), Marko Todorovic (15+18 reb), Robbie Hummel (10), Viacheslav Zaitcev (10)
Astana: Rob Lowery (18), Ousman Krubally (10+6 reb), Dimitrios Katsivelis (10+6 ast)
The score was tied, 44-44, midway through the 3rd quarter before three consecutive 3-pointers from Khimki put Astana in a deep hole.
The visitors trailed by eight at the end of the period, then gave up a 12-2 run to open the 4th quarter.
Khimki goes on to win by 17 and keep pace with Zenit in 4th place (9-3). With the defeat, Astana drops to 6-6, half a game behind 6th-place VEF.
43-30 – Khimki completely dominated on the glass, thanks to an 18-rebound game from Marko Todorovic, which included seven offensive boards.
Khimki: January 26 at Kalev
Astana: January 21 vs. Zenit