2015-16Top 16Round 9
March 03, 2016 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 KRYLATSKOYE SPORTS PALACE

Khimki routs Barcelona to snap losing streak

Khimki Moscow Region snapped its three-game losing streak in Group F by downing FC Barcelona Lassa 75-61 in the Russian capital on Thursday. Khimki improved to 5-4 in Group F, while Barcelona dropped to 4-5. Alexey Shved led the winners with 16 points, James Augustine and Paul Davis each scored 13 points and Tyler Honeycutt tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds for Khimki. Justin Doellman led Barcelona with 14 points. Augustine shined early and a three-pointer by Sergey Monya gave Khimki a 16-7 lead. Free throws by Zoran Dragic make it a double-digit game, 24-14, after 10 minutes. Shved and Augustine kept pacing Khimki as the difference grew to 41-22 and settled at 48-39 at the break. An off-balance jump hook by Davis gave Khimki its biggest lead, 56-33. Barcelona got within 61-43 at the end of the third quarter and a three-pointer by Doellman brought the visitors as close as 69-58, which proved to be enough for to at least keep the potential tie-break advantage.

First quarter: Honeycutt shines as hosts grab double-digit lead

James Augustine got Khimki going with a jump hook, which Justin Doellman bettered with a three-pointer for a Barcelona lead. Tyrese Rice beat the shot clock with a mid-range jumper, which Alexey Shved followed with a driving layup. Ante Tomic banked in a jump hook and free throws by Doellman restored a 6-7 Barcelona edge. Augustine scored again and a corner triple by Honeycutt boosted the hosts' margin to 11-7. Honeycutt finished a great team play with a driving layup and Sergey Monya nailed a three-pointer off a screen to give Khimki a 9-point margin. Pau Ribas hit a close jumper and Tomas Satoransky found Joey Dorsey for a slam that brought Barcelona within 16-11. Zoran Dragic scored around the basket and Honeycutt took charge with a fast break slam, which prompted Barcelona call timeout at 20-11. Paul Davis shined with a big basket and Dragic made free throws. A three-pointer by Stratos Perperoglou made it 24-14 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Khimki soars and pushes lead into 20s

Both teams struggled to score until Rice took over with a floating jumper. Shved stepped up with a second-chance basket, which doubled up Barcelona at 28-14. Samardo Samuels tried to change things with a layup and Carlos Arroyo matched Augustine's driving basket with a mid-range jumper. However, Petteri Koponen nailed a mid-range jumper, which Shved followed with a fast break layup for a 34-18 Khimki lead. Monya ignited the crowd with a corner triple, which caused Barcelona to call a much-needed timeout at 37-18. After Satoransky scored around the basket, Shved and Perperoglou exchanged free throws. A layup by Augustine put Khimki ahead 41-22. Doellman found space for a wide-open triple but Augustine and Davis boosted Khimki's lead to 45-25. Rice collected a steal and fed Honeycutt for a wild alle-yoop slam, which Perperoglou matched with a six-meter jumper. Free throws by Rice and Navarro fixed the halftime score at 48-29.

Third quarter: Barcelona trims gap, but is soon rebuffed

Barcelona kept struggling to score against the hosts' physical defense. Satoransky hit a stop-and-pop jumper, which Monya erased with a layup. Ribas shined with a layup off a steal and Khimki started to miss open shots. The hosts called timeout and Shved stepped up with a driving layup for a 54-33 lead. Davis took over with an off-balance jump hook that Tomic improved on with an acrobatic three-point play. Doellman struck from downtown and free throws by Navarro brought Barcelona a bit closer, 56-41. Davis scored down low, as Khimki tried a stronger frontcourt with him and Augustine together on court. Navarro hit more foul shots, which Dragic bettered with a corner three-pointer for a 61-43 cushion.

Fourth quarter: Samuels helps Barcelona salvage tiebreaker

Samuels made free throws early in the quarter and a backdoor layup by Satoransky gave Barcelona hope at 61-47. Augustine scored around the basket and Shved added free throws to keep Khimki out of trouble. Samuels kept pushing Barcelona with a three-point play and an off-balance layup for a 65-52 score. Shved nailed a mid-range jumper and a free throw by Davis essentially sealed the outcome at 68-52 with 6 minutes left. Another key battle started, as both teams battled for the potential tie-break advantage, since Barcelona won by 17 points at Palau Blaugrana. Arroyo hit a triple and Doellman also struck from downtown to make it 69-58. Honeycutt shined with an alley-oop layup and another basket by Davis gave Khimki a 73-58 edge. Ribas nailed a mid-range jumper and even though Barcelona saved the tie-break advantage, a huge dunk by Shved allowed Khimki to seal the win in style.

Alexey Shved - Khimki Moscow Region - EB15
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Euroleague.net
Referees: CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS (GRE), RADOVIC, SRETEN (CRO), BALAK, AMIT (ISR)
Attendance: 3800
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Khimki Moscow Region24241314
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FC Barcelona Lassa14294361
Khimki Moscow Region
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 RICE, TYRESE 36:02 5 2/8 0/3 1/3 1 1 2 7 2 3     2 5 5
1 SHVED, ALEXEY 35:53 16 6/11 0/5 4/4 1 3 4 5 4 1 1   1 4 22
3 DRAGIC, ZORAN 12:22 7 1/2 1/1 2/4 1 2 3 1   1     3 2 6
5 AUGUSTINE, JAMES 33:41 13 6/8   1/2 3 5 8 3     1   3 2 21
6 BOONE, JOSH DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 KOPONEN, PETTERI 6:28 2 1/1 0/1         1         2    
9 VIALTSEV, EGOR 2:58               1   1     2   -2
10 SOKOLOV, DMITRY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 ILNITSKIY, STANISLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MONIA, SERGEY 25:34 8 1/1 2/5     5 5 2   2 1   4   7
33 HONEYCUTT, TYLER 26:17 11 4/5 1/2   3 7 10 2 1 1       1 22
40 DAVIS, PAUL 20:45 13 5/11   3/6   4 4 1 2   1   2 5 15
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 200:00 75 26/47 4/17 11/19 11 28 39 23 9 9 4 0 19 19 99
        55.3% 23.5% 57.9%
Head coach: KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
FC Barcelona Lassa
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 DOELLMAN, JUSTIN 28:08 14 0/2 4/6 2/2 1 6 7     1     3 3 16
6 DORSEY, JOEY 13:17 2 1/2     2 3 5   1         1 8
8 RIBAS, PAU 22:05 7 3/4 0/2 1/2   2 2 2 1 2     1 2 7
11 NAVARRO, JUAN CARLOS 23:37 6 0/4 0/4 6/6       1 2 1   1 1 4 2
13 SATORANSKY, TOMAS 26:40 6 3/6 0/1     5 5 4   4     2   5
14 VEZENKOV, SASHA 0:59                              
20 ERIKSSON, MARCUS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 SAMUELS, SAMARDO 19:07 9 3/8   3/4 4 2 6 1   2   2 2 5 9
24 OLESON, BRAD 10:27   0/2 0/2     2 2               -2
30 ARROYO, CARLOS 13:20 5 1/1 1/3         2   4     3 1 -1
33 PERPEROGLOU, STRATOS 28:35 7 1/4 1/3 2/2 1 2 3 2 1 3   1 3 2 3
44 TOMIC, ANTE 13:45 5 2/2   1/1   3 3 1 1 1     4 1 6
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 61 14/35 6/21 15/17 9 27 36 13 6 18 0 4 19 19 56
        40% 28.6% 88.2%
Head coach: PASCUAL, XAVI

Head Coaches

KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki Moscow Region
“First, I’m very happy we got this win because last month was really terrible for us. We lost in the Euroleague and in the VTB League. It was very important to win tonight because at the moment we have a priority to play in the Euroleague and are focusing more on this tournament. First we look how to win and then with a good points difference. In the end of the game, we had some difficulties with it, but anyway a win is a win and I’m happy about it. The second thing I want to talk about is perfect defense. I think it was one of our best defenses this season. We played really tough from first to the last minute and let such a good team like Barcelona scored only 61 points. It’s a good result."
PASCUAL, XAVI
FC Barcelona Lassa
“Congratulations to Khimki on this win. This is the very game you want to forget immediately. It was our worst game in the Top 16 so far. There was a moment in the game when the team played well, but overall we had a really bad match. We made 18 turnovers and played not well inside and outside. In general we had a very bad game. Compared to the first game in Barcelona, Khimki didn’t change many things. But it’s up to us as in Spain we played really well and tonight we played badly.”

Players

DAVIS, PAUL
Khimki Moscow Region
“Obviously we had a very tough month in February and had only two days to prepare after a game in Saratov. We didn’t change any basketball stuff as it was all about energy, intensity and enjoying the work and the competition against each other and practice. We were fighting and came to the game putting all this towards Barcelona. It was a great start for us, but we played against Barcelona, one of the best teams in the history of Europe. If we want to be a great team, we should increase our lead from 15 to 20 and more. So when this team takes a step, you see a different level. It was a good win, but we can’t be satisfied. But this is a start and not good enough. Our goals are much bigger. It’s never been good enough. I don’t think about Barca’s play, but all about us. We were a different team than they scouted. It was all about what we did. They are a great team and gonna almost be sure to be in the Final Four like always. But if you want to be a top team, you should beat these teams and move on to the next. We needed a game like this against a great squad. We saw what happens and it’s all about energy and our attitude, but not all about basketball stuff. You always gonna make mistakes, but as you keep with energy and a good attitude with each other and just keep pushing, I think we can be in a good shape.”
DOELLMAN, JUSTIN
FC Barcelona Lassa
“It was a very physical game tonight. We didn’t match their intensity as they played very well. Unfortunately we came up short. We have to learn from this and change our mentality next game and play more physical and mentally tough.”