2020-21Regular SeasonRound 27
March 02, 2021 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 ARENA MYTISHCHI

Khimki downs Real to end losing skid

Khimki Moscow Region finally returned to the winning column by fighting past Real Madrid 78-77 at home and snapping its 17-game losing streak. Alexey Shved scored 22 points - including the game-winning layup with 17 seconds left to go - along with 8 assists and 5 steals as Khimki prevailed for the first time since November 17. The win improved its record to 3-23. Errick McCollum came off the bench to tally 22 points and 7 assists and Jordan Mickey added 19 points and 6 rebounds. Real continued its struggles since mid-January in losing for the fifth time in eight games to fall to 16-11. Jaycee Carroll and Gabriel Deck both scored 15 points in the loss and Edy Tavares had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks. Nicolas Laprovittola chipped in 12 points and Fabien Causeur had 11 points and 8 assists in a losing effort.

Shved opened the scoring for the hosts and Tavares did the honors for Real, which answered with 5 straight points. Khimki scored just that one basket in the first 4 minutes until Shved scored again. Mickey and Tavares put up a battle in the paint with opposing blocks and alley-oops while Sergey Karasev’s triple made it 11-9. Real countered with the next 7 points, including Carlos Alocen’s three-pointer to make it 11-16. Khimki came up with the final 4 points to close within 17-18 after 10 minutes. Evgeny Valiev scored first in the second quarter to put Khimki back ahead. McCollum picked up things on the offensive end for Khimki with 6 points, including a triple for a 25-22 lead. Real could not hit a three-pointer (1 of 9 at this point) or handle the ball (12 turnovers already) and Shved hit two driving layups for a 33-24 advantage. Coach Pablo Laso got some temporary relief with 5 straight points, including a Carroll triple to make it 35-29, but Khimki countered with a 7-1 spurt to open a double-digit lead 40-30. Carroll and Causeur both hit from deep as Real got within 45-38 at the break.

A Karasev triple started the second half and re-established a 10-point lead before Laprovittola hit from long range at the other end. That started a strong run by the Argentinean with a layup and another triple to make it 51-48. Causeur and Carroll added three-pointers and Real was within 57-56. Carroll stepped up again and tossed in back-to-back triples to get Real ahead 60-62 before Shved evened the game at 62-62 after 30 minutes. Neither team scored in the final frame for the first 3 minutes until Tavares’s alley-oop. Mickey scored right after that and McCollum and Shved both hit three-pointers as the hosts moved ahead 70-66. Causeur put Real up 70-71 only to see McCollum and Mickey answer to go up. Real went back up with 4 straight points from Deck and the lead changed hands on a Mickey jumper and Deck driving layup to make it 76-77 with 72 seconds left. The game-winner came from Shved, who got away from Jeffrey Taylor to collect a pass from Mickey and lay it in over Tavares with 17 seconds left. Real had the final possession but Causeur turned it over on good efforts by Mickey and McCollum.

Mickey shines against former team

Jordan Mickey shined against his former Real teammates as he collected 19 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks. Mickey went at it all game with Real big man Edy Tavares and ended up getting the win.

Khimki historic with steals, Real with turnovers

Khimki made history in the win with a club record 18 steals. The 23 turnovers were the second-most ever committed by Real. It had 26 in February 2006.

Telling numbers

Khimki shot 62.2% on two-pointers and held Real to just 45.7% inside the stripe. Despite giving up 16 offensive rebounds, Khimki only allowed 13 second-chance points and even scored 14 points after its own offensive rebounds.

Next games

Real will stay in Russia for its next game; it will play at Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday, March 4. Khimki will remain at home to host ALBA Berlin the next day.

Errick McCollum - Khimki Moscow Region - EB20
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Euroleague.net
Referees: CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS; NEDOVIC, MILAN; KARDUM, LUKA
Attendance: 438
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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
1 SHVED, ALEXEY 34:07 22 7/12 2/10 2/2 1 3 4 8 5 3 1 1 2 2 23
3 MCCOLLUM, ERRICK 27:47 22 5/8 3/9 3/4 1 2 3 7 3 3     3 4 23
7 KARASEV, SERGEY 30:00 9 0/1 3/4   2 4 6 1 2 1     3 3 15
8 ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV 11:30     0/2     1 1   2 1     2 2  
9 VIALTSEV, EGOR 12:52 2 1/1 0/1         1         3   -1
12 MONIA, SERGEY 24:27     0/1   1 3 4 2 1 3     1   2
13 SHARAPOV, VLADISLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 PONKRASHOV, ANTON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 VORONOV, EVGENY 3:56           1 1             2 3
30 VALIEV, EVGENY 17:51 4 2/2 0/1   2   2   1       4   2
55 MICKEY, JORDAN 37:30 19 8/13 0/3 3/4 2 4 6 3 4 1 2 1 2 3 24
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 200:00 78 23/37 8/31 8/10 11 19 30 22 18 12 3 2 20 16 94
        62.2% 25.8% 80%
Head coach: MALTSEV, ANDREI
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
Real Madrid
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 CAUSEUR, FABIEN 30:21 11 2/4 2/5 1/2   4 4 8 1 5   1 1 4 15
6 ABALDE, ALBERTO 4:01     0/2   1   1 1   1         -1
7 TYUS, ALEX 3:59 2 1/1     2   2               4
8 LAPROVITTOLA, NICOLAS 17:35 12 1/3 2/2 4/4 1   1 1 1 5     2 3 9
9 REYES, FELIPE 3:55 1     1/2   1 1           1 1 1
11 VUKCEVIC, TRISTAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 ALOCEN, CARLOS 18:50 3 0/3 1/1     5 5 2   3   1 3 1 1
14 DECK, GABRIEL 35:31 15 4/8 1/1 4/5 4 3 7 1 1 1   1 2 7 22
16 GARUBA, USMAN 14:41 2   0/2 2/2   6 6   1 1       1 7
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE 23:24 15 0/2 5/9   1 1 2 1 1 2     1 2 12
22 TAVARES, WALTER 32:06 14 7/12   0/2 7 4 11 2   3 2   3 1 17
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY 15:37 2 1/2 0/3     1 1   2 2     3   -4
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 77 16/35 11/25 12/17 16 27 43 16 7 23 2 3 16 20 85
        45.7% 44% 70.6%
Head coach: LASO, PABLO

Head Coaches

MALTSEV, ANDREI
Khimki Moscow Region
“It was a very tough game, really close. It was decided on the last shot. It was very important for us that we played together. We played defense and fought for the rebounds. In the first half we controlled the tempo. In the end, we won and we are happy. It’s my first win in the EuroLeague.”
LASO, PABLO
Real Madrid
"Congratulations to Khimki for the victory. Our first half was terrible. We fought in the second half, but it was too late. It’s easy to think about the last possession - defensively and offensively - but for me our first half was unacceptable. We didn’t play anything, no defense, no offense. We turned the ball over. You look at the stats and see that we turned the ball over 23 times. It’s impossible to win a game turning the ball over 23 times. Not much to say about the game."

Players

SHVED, ALEXEY
Khimki Moscow Region
"Tonight we had good ball movement and played really good defense. For sure, it was tough rebounding, but together step by step we did it. Everyone in the team wanted to beat Real Madrid. We are struggling this season and don't have half a roster. Some players left the team. I hope that we made a step forward. It's important not to step back and please our fans as much as we can."
MICKEY, JORDAN
Khimki Moscow Region
“It’s always special to beat your old team. I love those guys over there. They play a great game, they play hard. I’m just happy with got a W. It’s been a tough year for us but we stayed focused and confident. And it showed tonight. It came down to us playing defense, rebounding. That’s been a struggle for us this year. But tonight, everybody rebounded and played good defense and it showed on the court and we were able to get the win.”
DECK, GABRIEL
Real Madrid
"I think that from the third quarter onwards, we did a great job but we gave away the first half, in which we didn't do anything right. We were out of concentration, with little energy, so we must improve that for the next game. We have to try to play the way we did in the second half, but from the first minute. We always have to be in a good mood to be mentally well for the next game. We hope to play well from the first minute in our next game. March is a very important month. Every game is very important and we have to be really focused on giving our best in every game."
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