Markovic Stuns Tsmoki With Halfcourt Heave

Markovic Stuns Tsmoki With Halfcourt Heave

Khimki Russia defeated Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus on the road, 82-79 (20-25, 23-12, 14-10, 25-32).

Top Scorers
Tsmoki-Minsk: Chris Czerapowicz (33 + 5 reb), David Kravish (14 + 12 reb), Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (11)

Khimki: Andrey Zubkov (22), Charles Jenkins (13), Anthony Gill (11)

Stefan Markovic drained one of the most remarkable buzzer-beaters in League history, stunning Tsmoki-Minsk and a packed Falcon Club with the game-winner from halfcourt as time expired. 

Tsmoki guard Justin Gray had tied the game only seconds earlier, drilling a contested three on the perimeter, but Markovic answered in scintillating fashion, dribbling to the center circle and releasing the ball with only a few tenths of a second remaining. His desperation heave banked in, leaving the Belarusian crowd in stunned silence as Khimki celebrated.

Chris Czerapowicz scored a game-high 33 points on 7-10 shooting from the perimeter, helping Tsmoki-Minsk overcome an 11-point 4th-quarter deficit, but it wasn’t quite enough. 

The Yellow-Blues improve to 12-9 on the season, taking control of 5th place. Tsmoki-Minsk drops into a three-way tie for 8th place at 7-13. 

13-26 (50%) – Playing without Alexey Shved, 3-pointers were the key to Khimki’s win. Moscow Region took control of the game in the 2nd quarter via the three-point line and went on to win courtesy of Markovic’s last-gasp bomb. 

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Images of the Game

12/04/2018 Tsmoki-Khimki 79:82