2015-16Regular SeasonRound 4
November 05, 2015 CET: 17:00
Local time: 19:00 KRYLATSKOYE SPORTS PALACE

Khimki dominates Strasbourg to stay perfect at home

Khimki Moscow Region never trailed and outscored Strasbourg in every quarter en route to a convincing 88-62 victory at Krylatskoye Sports Palace on Thursday. The outcome lifted Khimki to 3-1 to maintain at least a share of first place in Group A. It also saw Coach Rimas Kurtinaitis’s charges remain unbeaten this season at home. The hosts had a different player star in each quarter to blow away Strasbourg. Tyler Honeycutt produced 8 points, 4 rebounds 1 block in the first 10 minutes and Zoran Dragic led a 10-0 run in the second to help establish a 39-26 halftime lead. Tyrese Rice took the difference into the 20s in the third quarter and Alexey Shved hit a pair of threes and threw down an amazing alley-oop slam to put the game to bed in the fourth. Rice finished with 16 points and 6 assists and Shved also scored 16 for Khimki. Dragic added 15 points, Paul Davis scored 11 and Honeycutt totaled 8 points and 8 rebounds. Mardy Collins paced the Strasbourg attack with 14 points and Bangaly Fofana scored 12 in a defeat that saw Strasbourg fall to 1-3.

First quarter: Honeycutt’s outstanding start fuels Khimki

Petteri Koponen drove for a layup and the game’s first basket before Collins matched him at the other end. Sergey Monia’s pull-up jumper and a Koponen three from the corner gave Khimki a 7-2 advantage. Roddy Beaubois kept the visitors close with a triple in transition, but Paul Davis’s assist to a cutting Honeycutt for a slam kept the hosts rolling. Davis scored inside before his counterpart Vladimir Golubovic hit a baseline jumper. But Honeycutt finished inside and Rice connected from downtown to make it 16-7 midway through the quarter. James Augustine came off the bench and scored on his first touch to establish a double-digit advantage. Kyle Weems revived the visitors with a three-pointer and later added free throws as the Strasbourg defense started to deny Khimki, but too many missed shots kept the visitors from getting too close. Fofana ran the pick-and-roll with Louis Campbell and finished with an alley-oop layup to bring Strasbourg within 18-13. After a timeout, Augustine hooked up with Honeycutt to get the latter a layup. Shved drew a foul on a three-point attempt, but made only 1 of the resulting free throws. Jeremy Leloup countered with a jumper from the corner before a pair of Honeycutt free throws left Khimki holding a 23-15 lead after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Dragic stars in 10-0 Khimki charge

Strasbourg went to a smaller lineup after Fofana committed his second foul. The initial result was promising as Strasbourg got transition opportunities, including a layup for Paul Lacombe. However Zoran Dragic came in and buried a three. Shved reestablished a 10-point Khimki lead from the line. Beaubois hit a close jumper and Weems drew a foul on the offensive glass. He split foul shots that drew Strasbourg within 27-20. Augustine fought for an offensive rebound and then from the ground found Shved for a layup. Dragic used the pick-and-roll to get Davis a basket-plus-foul before making free throws of his own as the lead grew to 15 points. Dragic capped a 10-0 run with a fast break layup. Campbell and Romeo Travis each scored to end the Strasbourg drought, but Rice responded with free throws. Campbell shook a defender and created a layup for Collins to bring the visitors within 39-26 with a minute to go in the second quarter, which is where the score would stand at halftime.

Third quarter: Rice takes charge and pushes lead into the 20s

Rice opened the second half with a one-handed floater before Collins’s short jumper rattled in at the other end. Davis’s jumper was answered by Collins with a layup. Lacombe lofted a pass to Fofana for an impressive alley-oop slam. Davis put the hosts up 47-32 with a jumper. Rice netted a high-arcing triple to ass to the lead. Leloup countered with a mid-range jumper, but Monia banked in a shot at the other end. Golubovic saved a basket by tipping Rice’s layup off the rim, but Egor Vyaltsev’s free throws and jumper kept the Khimki machine rolling. Travis used his speed to get to the rim and his athleticism to finish a reverse layup, but Rice drained a three at the other end for a 59-38 advantage. Leloup made a pair of free throws, but Rice connected once more from downtown. Dragic’s tough layup gave the hosts a commanding 64-40 lead through three quarters.

Fourth quarter: Shved stars as hosts wrap up victory

Golubovic put back his own miss, but Marko Todorovic bettered him with an offensive rebound and three-point play. Todorovic stuffed Golubovic on defense, but committed an offensive foul on the ensuing play. Shved made it 69-42 with a steal and a layup. Campbell beat the 24-second clock with a long jumper, but Todorovic scored inside for the hosts. Fofana added another slam thanks to a lob pass from Collins and Campbell drained his first three of the game. Collins brought Strasbourg back within 20 only to see Todorovic’s nifty pass to Augustine make it 73-51 midway through the quarter. Fofana split free throws before Shved connected on his first three-pointer. Fofana dunked, but Shved built on the lead with another triple before throwing down a spectacular alley-oop slam thanks to the assist from Koponen. The lead peaked at 85-57 on a circus shot from Dragic as Khimki cruised to a total victory.

Protect Humanity - Khimki Moscow Region vs. Strasbourg - EB15
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Euroleague.net
Referees: BELOSEVIC, ILIJA (SRB), CORTES, CARLOS (ESP), KARTAL, ERSAN (TUR)
Attendance: 1500
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Khimki Moscow Region23162524
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Khimki Moscow Region23396488
Strasbourg15264062
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 22:41 16 1/4 4/6 2/2   1 1 6 1 4       1 16
1 SHVED, ALEXEY 19:39 16 3/4 2/7 4/7 1 3 4 3 1 1     2 4 16
3 DRAGIC, ZORAN 18:28 15 4/4 1/5 4/6 1 2 3 1 1 1     3 3 13
5 AUGUSTINE, JAMES 23:08 4 2/4 0/1   2 3 5 4 1       2   9
8 KOPONEN, PETTERI 19:09 5 1/2 1/3   1 2 3 4   2       2 9
9 VIALTSEV, EGOR 19:40 4 1/4 0/3 2/2   3 3 1   1     2 1  
11 ILNITSKIY, STANISLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MONIA, SERGEY 24:20 4 2/3 0/4     4 4   1 1   1 1   1
19 TODOROVIC, MARKO 16:02 5 2/3   1/1 1 1 2 2 1   1   3 1 8
33 HONEYCUTT, TYLER 20:23 8 3/3 0/1 2/2 5 3 8   1   1   2 2 17
40 DAVIS, PAUL 16:30 11 5/9   1/1 1 4 5 2     1 1   3 17
45 SHELEKETO, MAXIM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 88 24/40 8/30 16/21 14 28 42 23 7 10 3 2 15 17 110
        60% 26.7% 76.2%
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
Strasbourg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 COLLINS, MARDY 29:48 14 7/11 0/2 0/1 1 4 5 3 1 1     4 4 15
3 BEAUBOIS, RODRIGUE 18:09 5 1/4 1/4     1 1 1   2   1 1   -3
6 LACOMBE, PAUL 20:39 2 1/2 0/2   2 4 6 1 1 2     2 1 4
9 LELOUP, JEREMY 20:06 6 2/4 0/2 2/2   1 1 1 1 2     3 2 2
13 CAMPBELL, LOUIS 25:26 8 2/6 1/5 1/2 1 1 2 5 2 1   1 2 3 7
17 NTILIKINA, FRANK 5:52   0/1     1   1     1     1   -2
19 TRAVIS, ROMEO 24:02 6 3/6     2 4 6 1 1 2 1   1   9
21 FOFANA, BANGALY 18:13 12 4/4   4/6 1   1   2       3 3 13
32 GOLUBOVIC, VLADIMIR 17:29 4 2/7     3 4 7 2   2   1     5
34 WEEMS, KYLE 20:16 5 0/2 1/3 2/4 1 2 3 1   2 1     2 4
Team           1 3 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 62 22/47 3/18 9/15 13 24 37 15 8 16 2 3 17 15 57
        46.8% 16.7% 60%
Head coach: COLLET, VINCENT

Head Coaches

KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki Moscow Region
“I’m happy that we’ve won. As I had said before, it was very important to win all the games at home and try to get some wins on the road. Now we go on our schedule. I’m happy with the quality of the game, as it was good defense and sometimes really great offenses. That was exactly what we wanted. I would like to thank the guys who gave maximum effort, good energy and showed nice basketball."
COLLET, VINCENT
Strasbourg
“Congratulations to Khimki on a good win. I think we played very bad in the first half and the whole game generally. We didn’t control defensive rebounds at all and many times got some good stops on the first possession, but despite this Khimki got second chances that they used quite well. Also in the offense we were not organized enough in the first half. That’s why our opponent got that lead by halftime. After that Khimki played the second half very well, much better than the first one. We couldn’t come back and it made a difference in the second half."

Players

KOPONEN, PETTERI
Khimki Moscow Region
“It was a good matchup as we controlled the game from the very beginning and took a pretty easy win. We’ve been playing well at home and now have to find the way to win away because we have two tough matches coming up in the Euroleague. We need to be ready to compete and fight for the wins. We were very focused tonight and had the lead all the time. Everybody played a good game."
DAVIS, PAUL
Khimki Moscow Region
“Initially the game was tough. It was a good Euroleague win, but now we have to continue to go up. We need to go on a streak and have our own identity. Today was a good start, but it was only one step. We can be happy with a good win against a good team and will continue to advance. We started well and set a tone in the first half. We got a good lead and the bench guys were too motivated to come in and played well. We defended our court from the very beginning. Strasbourg has really good players that can do a lot of things, but we really need to concentrate on us. We did that and can obviously improve. When a team beats a Final Four team, that is obviously a good squad. They have good chances to go to the next round."