2018-19Regular SeasonRound 11
December 06, 2018 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 AUDI DOME

Bayern snaps Khimki winning streak

FC Bayern Munich defeated Khimki Moscow Region 72-65 on Thursday at Audi Dome to move within striking distance of the playoff zone. Nihad Dedovic had 14 points, Vladimir Lucic added 13 and Derrick Williams scored 10 points, while Stefan Jovic chipped in 9 points and 9 assists as Bayern bounced back from a 24-point loss at Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv in Round 10 to improve to 5-6, including a 4-3 mark at home. Khimki was led by 12 points each from Jordan Mickey and Charles Jenkins. Stefan Markovic and Malcolm Thomas both added 10 points in the loss. Khimki, which was playing its second game without injured star Alexey Shved, saw its three-game winning streak snapped in falling to 4-7.

Bayern did a good job going to the basket early on with its first six baskets being either layups or dunks - two layups from Maodo Lo - before Leon Radosevic’s jumper made it 14-8. Jenkins hit a three-pointer and Garlon Green and Mickey also connected from long range for the visitors. The game was knotted at 16-16 after 10 minutes. Bayern continued to work the ball inside including a dunk by Williams and a Jovic layup before Lo hit the hosts’ first three-pointer for a 27-21 advantage. Khimki was able to hit some open shots with Jenkins knocking down a corner three-pointer to make it 31-28, which was the score at the break. Bayern was better away from the basket after intermission and Jovic and Williams both knocked down three-pointers as the lead grew to 43-32. Khimki did not let down and got a three-pointer from Mickey and yet another triple from Jenkins to cut the gap to 47-44. Bayern was able to use a free throw advantage to push the margin to 54-46, but Khimki was down just 54-50 after 30 minutes. Thomas opened the final frame with a three-pointer to make it a 1-point game. Bayern did not let Khimki pull ahead thanks to a Lo layup and Dedovic three. Lucic added a dunk and three-pointer as the hosts took a 65-57 advantage with two minutes to play. Khimki had one more push left as Markovic knocked down a pair of three-pointers to pull within 66-63. Williams and Dedovic combined for 6 free throws in the final 50 seconds for the win.

Game-changing sequence

Khimki was within 60-57 when Vladimir Lucic got out on the break for a dunk and then followed that with a three-pointer that extended the lead to 8.

Pivotal performer

Stefan Jovic came off the bench for Bayern - with Maodo Lo starting the game - but the Serbian playmaker was fantastic running the show with 9 points on 6 shots while dishing out a season-high 9 assists and picking up 1 rebound and 1 steal.

Hope for the best

Bayern big man Devin Booker left the court in the third quarter with an apparent left ankle injury. He did not return the rest of the game and was seen heading back to the locker room during the game.

Next games

Bayern will look to continue its fine play at home as it welcomes Zalgiris Kaunas to Munich. Khimki will hope to end its road struggles when it visits crosstown rival CSKA Moscow.

Nihad Dedovic - FC Bayern Munich - EB18
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Euroleague.net
Referees: RADOVIC, SRETEN; PERUGA, CARLOS; ROSSI, MICHELE
Attendance: 3281
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Khimki Moscow Region16285065
FC Bayern Munich
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 DANGUBIC, NEMANJA 12:40 3   0/1 3/3   2 2   1       1 1 5
3 HOBBS, BRAYDON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 KING, ALEX DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 KOPONEN, PETTERI 15:26 2 1/1 0/1     1 1 1 1 2       2 4
10 RADOSEVIC, LEON 20:31 6 3/5     2 2 4 1   2   1 1 1 6
11 LUCIC, VLADIMIR 22:02 13 4/7 1/4 2/2   2 2 1   1   1 4 1 5
12 LO, MAODO 12:14 9 3/3 1/1         1 1 1     3   7
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD 30:13 14 2/4 1/4 7/8 1 3 4 2 2       3 5 18
16 JOVIC, STEFAN 29:59 9 3/5 1/1     1 1 9 1 2   1 1 2 16
22 BARTHEL, DANILO 20:18 4 2/4       4 4 1   1 1 1 4 1 3
23 WILLIAMS, DERRICK 29:24 10 1/4 1/4 5/6 2 2 4 1 2 2 1   1 6 14
31 BOOKER, DEVIN 7:13 2 1/2 0/1   1   1     2     2 2 -1
Team           3 5 8               8
Totals 200:00 72 20/35 5/17 17/19 9 22 31 17 8 13 2 4 20 21 85
        57.1% 29.4% 89.5%
Head coach: RADONJIC, DEJAN
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
Khimki Moscow Region
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 BOST, DEE 20:21 6 2/2 0/5 2/2   2 2 3   1     2 4 7
5 CROCKER, TONY 23:22   0/1 0/4   1   1 3   3     2 2 -4
6 VIALTSEV, EGOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 GREEN, GARLON 20:55 7 0/3 2/2 1/2   4 4 2 2       1 2 12
8 ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 MARKOVIC, STEFAN 25:08 10 2/3 2/6     1 1 4   2   1 3 2 6
12 MONIA, SERGEY 7:41   0/1 0/1                   1   -3
13 GILL, ANTHONY 24:55 8 4/5 0/3   2 2 4 2   2 1   2 1 8
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY 7:24                 1       1    
22 JENKINS, CHARLES 30:14 12 1/1 3/6 1/1   2 2   3       3 1 12
23 THOMAS, MALCOLM 18:04 10 3/3 1/1 1/1 1 4 5     2 1   3 3 14
25 MICKEY, JORDAN 21:56 12 2/7 2/2 2/2 1 3 4     3 2 1 3 4 10
Team           1 1 2     2          
Totals 200:00 65 14/26 10/30 7/8 6 19 25 14 6 15 4 2 21 19 62
        53.8% 33.3% 87.5%
Head coach: BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS

Head Coaches

RADONJIC, DEJAN
FC Bayern Munich
"I said before the game I expect an interesting and tough game and it was exactly like that. Defensively it was correct. We had some problems with guys with too many fouls, and we changed something during the game. It was a close for most of the game, but we had an advantage at the end of the game. For me it was important how we played in the last few minutes. Defensively and offensively, getting rebounds, smart on offense. It was a big win for us so I am happy."
BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS
Khimki Moscow Region
"We fought today. We played as a team. We needed something more on offense. Our offensive performance was really poor. We had a lot of open looks. We needed to score in those situations. We didn't. We needed a better offensive game today to beat Bayern. On defense we tried to manage to play a good defensive game and I think we had a good defensive performance. But I would like to congratulate Bayern. They have a really competitive team in the EuroLeague this year so they deserved to win."

Players

JOVIC, STEFAN
FC Bayern Munich
"A big win for us, especially after the last game in Tel Aviv. We played so bad and this game we improved a lot of things, especially defense and boxing out and easy points, especially in the second half. A big win for us."
DEDOVIC, NIHAD
FC Bayern Munich
"It was a tough game, but we are happy that we could win this important game. It was good to find our rhythm after this seven-day break. It is always important to win the games at home. I hope we can continue this way."
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