2016-17Top 16Round 6
February 08, 2017 CET: 17:30
Local time: 19:30 BASKETBALL CENTER OF MOSCOW REGION
Maximilian Kleber - FC Bayern Munich - EC16 (photo Eugene Solodov - Khimki)

Bayern uses perfect overtime to beat Khimki and finish atop Group F

In a direct battle for the top spot in Group F, FC Bayern Munich clinched first place and the home-court advantage in the quarterfinals with an unusual 74-96 overtime road win at Khimki Moscow Region. The win kept Bayern undefeated in Top 16 action and it will next face Unicaja Malaga in the quarterfinals. Khimki will meet Valencia Basket. Khimki needed to win by more than 16 points to overtake Bayern for the top spot, but the visitors used a 0-15 second-quarter run to open a double-digit margin, and did not relinquish the lead until 28 seconds before the end of the fourth quarter when Alexey Shved made 2 free throws to tie it at 72-72. The game went into overtime, but since all points scored in extra periods do not count in tiebreak situations, Bayern secured first place in the standings at the end of regulation. Bayern opened overtime, however, with 17 unanswered points, allowing only a pair of free throws during the entire extra session, to claim a big win. Maximilian Kleber posted 21 points on 4-for-5 three-point shooting plus 10 rebounds to lead Bayern. Nihad Djedovic added 17 points, Nick Johnson had 15 and Devin Booker finished with 11 in victory. Shved scored 31 points for the hosts and E.J. Rowland scored 13 points in defeat.

Kleber hit two triples at the start of the game to help the visitors to 4-8. Shved got his account opened early for Khimki, before Rowland’s two baskets gave Khimki a 14-11 edge. The hosts led 16-15 after 10 minutes, before a three-pointer from Shved and a three-point play from Jacob Pullen made it 24-19 early in the second quarter. However, Bayern answered with 0-15 run during which Kleber hit his third wide-open three and Booker had a nifty assist in addition to a three-point play and a layup that made it 24-34 in the final minute of the half. Pullen’s layup snapped Khimki’s scoring drought that went on for almost six minutes, but the visitors went into the break up 26-34. Vyacheslav Zaytsev helped cut the deficit to 33-37 at the start of the third quarter, and Shved’s triple got Khimki within 39-40. Djedovic hit a three-pointer for the visitors and Sergey Monia for the hosts, before Djedovic and Danilo Barthel extended Bayern’s lead to 5s. Valerii Likhodei hit a last-second three-pointer to end the third quarter and cut the margin to 51-53 after 30 minutes. But Bayern needed only 90 seconds to score the first 7 points of the fourth quarter with Anton Gavel scoring a put-back and a three-pointer, which made it 51-60. Khimki tried to rally again, and Rowland had a basket-plus-foul and Shved nailed a corner three to get within 63-66. Booker scored twice inside, but Shved scored 7 points in the final two minutes, including a pair of free throws that tied the game at 72-72 and sent the game into overtime. Those extra five minutes were as one-sided as they get. Bayern put together a 0-17 run behind Johnson, Djedovic and Kleber, who each scored a three-pointer during that spurt. The visitors also did not allow Khimki a single point for more than three minutes and closed out a game in impressive fashion.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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Referees: GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS (ESP), SHEMMESH, SEFFI (ISR), PEERANDI, RAIN (EST)
Attendance: 2500
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Khimki Moscow Region
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 PULLEN, JACOB 17:43 7 3/3 0/4 1/1   1 1     1       2 5
1 SHVED, ALEXEY 38:30 31 6/11 4/11 7/10 1 3 4 3 1 2     4 8 26
2 BROWN, MARKEL 8:52           2 2             1 3
6 HUMMEL, ROBBIE 20:29 2 1/1 0/4   1 3 4 1 1 1     1   2
8 ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV 20:38 4 2/3       4 4 2 1 3   1 3 3 6
9 VIALTSEV, EGOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 SOKOLOV, DMITRY 1:35                         1   -1
11 ILNITSKIY, STANISLAV 14:08 3     3/4 1   1             2 5
12 MONIA, SERGEY 28:48 5 1/4 1/3     1 1 2 1   4   4 1 5
13 LIKHODEI, VALERII 16:03 5 1/1 1/2 0/2   2 2 2         3 1 4
19 TODOROVIC, MARKO 19:59 4 1/4   2/6 2 2 4   1 2 1 1 4 3 -1
22 ROWLAND, EARL 38:15 13 5/8 0/2 3/3 1 4 5 1 2 8   1   5 12
Team           4 3 7     3         4
Totals 225:00 74 20/35 6/26 16/26 10 25 35 11 7 20 5 3 20 26 70
        57.1% 23.1% 61.5%
Head coach: IVANOVIC, DUSKO
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 Bayern Munich
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 KING, ALEX 21:40 7 2/4 1/2   1 1 2 1 2       2   7
11 LUCIC, VLADIMIR 22:42 2 1/3 0/2   2   2 1   1     3 1 -2
13 JOHNSON, NICK 19:04 15 5/10 1/4 2/3 1 2 3 4 1 2 2   3 4 15
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD 23:35 17 4/6 1/5 6/7 2 4 6 1 1 1   1 3 3 16
15 REDDING, REGGIE 29:03 3 0/3 1/1   1 2 3 8 3 3   1 1 2 11
22 BARTHEL, DANILO 23:30 8 2/3   4/4 3 1 4 3 1 1   1 4 3 12
25 GAVEL, ANTON 24:39 8 1/3 2/4   1 1 2 4         2 1 9
26 OGUNSIPE, MARVIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
31 BOOKER, DEVIN 21:23 11 5/10   1/1 3 5 8 2 1 3   2 5 2 9
35 JALLOW, KARIM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
42 KLEBER, MAXIMILIAN 26:46 21 1/3 5/9 4/5 3 7 10 3 1 2 1   2 4 29
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE 12:38 4 2/2 0/2     3 3   1 2     1   3
Team           1 2 3     1         2
Totals 225:00 96 23/47 11/29 17/20 18 28 46 27 11 16 3 5 26 20 111
        48.9% 37.9% 85%
Head coach: DJORDJEVIC, SASA

Head Coaches

IVANOVIC, DUSKO
Khimki Moscow Region
"When the fourth quarter finished, I thought we could have won with a big difference. But actually we couldn’t. We lost the first ball and they made a three-point shot. After that, we lost patience and it was very difficult to play. We missed 10 free throws and made 20 turnovers, whereas they grabbed 18 offensive rebounds. I think this game was influenced by the fact that we thought about the point difference, but not about winning. But okay, we are second and now must beat our next opponent. It’s our goal and I think we can do it."
DJORDJEVIC, SASA
FC Bayern Munich
"I believe we played a serious team game against an individual one. 27 assists versus 11 describe what kind of game we tried to play. We had 38 and a half very good minutes in defense, but in the last minute and a half we just stopped and made mistakes that are not usual for us. Defensively we gave them a chance to get back in the game. We had a chance to finish it earlier when Johnson made a tough shot. In the overtime we played with great concentration defensively and really cut off their strength. We played well even on switching defense, forcing them to take tough shots. As a result they had very low three-point percentage, which was one of their strengths. Definitely, we played very good defensive transition that was the key of the game. We won the rebounding, which was another reason for success. I just give a credit to my players and how they came back in the overtime and finished the game. We played together and showed the basketball that we are supposed to be play. We won our group and that was one of the goals. "

Players

TAYLOR, BRYCE
FC Bayern Munich
"We just had a great defensive effort in the overtime that resulted in a 24-2 run for us. It was obviously important to win tonight that allowed us to finish the group in first place and clinch home-court advantage in the next round. Khimki is a different team compared to last year. We’ve just been able to play good games against them. Obviously they have a lot of talent; they are a great team. We were fortunate tonight. We tried to slow down Shved, tried to take away three-point shots, which is one of the biggest keys for them. We had a very balanced game offensively as everybody had a big role. We made 27 assists and that’s our best quality. We played together and shared the ball. Everybody had a chance to feel good; everybody stepped up and made shots. That was the main thing for us."