Khimki Moscow Region defeated PARMA Perm on the road, 80-70 (17-14, 20-26, 11-14, 22-26).
PARMA: Kodi Justice (17 + 5 reb), Tyler Larson (16)
Khimki: Dee Bost (22 + 5 reb + 5 ast + 3 stl), Tony Crocker (21)
The League’s leading scorer, Alexey Shved, did not make the trip to Perm on Monday, but Khimki was able to win anyway behind 43 combined points from Dee Bost and Tony Crocker.
PARMA gave the short-handed visitors all they could handle. Kodi Justice scored a team-high 17 for Perm, which briefly led, 59-58, with only five and a half minutes remaining.
But Bost and Crocker responded with 3-pointers in quick succession and the visitors were able to hang on for a valuable road win.
+20 – Khimki dominated in points off turnovers, outscoring PARMA 24-4. The visitors recorded 11 steals and made Perm pay at the other end.
Justice at the Buzzer
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PARMA head coach Nikolajs Mazurs: “We lacked experience and composure, especially in key moments today. These same situations prevented us from winning in Krasnoyarsk too. I don’t have issues with the defense, but on offense we don’t move the ball enough. Perhaps we were missing Janis Blums’ experience down the stretch. He only began practicing yesterday and missed the entire week due to illness. But I think the team has potential and we will keep working on demonstrating the level of play we’re capable of.”
Khimki head coach Georgios Bartzokas: “It’s always nice to play in Perm, a city that loves basketball and supports its team. As for the game, it was a very important and difficult game after two challenging games in the EuroLeague during a week when we spent a lot of energy and emotions. Plus, Gill, Shved and Markovic couldn’t play due to injuries. If you consider all the factors, this was a very important win.”
PARMA: October 29 away vs. CSKA
Khimki: October 28 home vs. UNICS