2020-21Regular SeasonRound 23
January 28, 2021 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 ARENA MYTISHCHI

Fenerbahce pounds Khimki to extend streak

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul pounded Khimki Moscow Region 76-107 on Thursday at Arena Mytishchi to win its eighth straight game and cement its place in the playoff zone. Khimki's shorthanded frontline had no answers for Fenerbahce, whose 85.3% shooting on two-pointers (29 for 34) was the second-highest in EuroLeague history. Nando De Colo led six Fenerbahce scorers in double figures with 18 points. Lorenzo Brown scored 17 and dished 6 assists, Jan Vesely added 15 points, Marko Guduric and Dyshawn Pierre netted 14 each and Jarell Eddie had 10. The victory lifted Fenerbahce's record to 13-10. Alexey Shved powered the Khimki attack with 29 points and 5 assists and Evgeny Voronov added 11. The loss was Khimki's 15th in a row, dropped its record to 2-21 and formally eliminated the team from playoff contention.

Shved fed Vladislav Sharapov for the latter's first EuroLeague basket on Khimki's first possession. Guduric took charge with a pair of layups and a triple in surging ahead 5-9. Vyacheslav Zaytsev and Shved stepped up to send the hosts back ahead. Vesely scored on back-to-back possessions as the visitors grabbed a 17-19 edge. Errick McCollum banked in a three before free throws by Eddie ended the first quarter with Fenerbahce up 22-23. Voronov's basket-plus-foul and Janis Timma's three-pointer started Khimki's second quarter on the right foot. Lorenzo Brown sank free throws and a pair of layups in a 0-7 run to give Fenerbahce a 28-30 advantage. Brown added a dunk and Vesely scored twice as the lead grew. De Colo capped what became a 0-11 run with a layup for a 32-45 cushion. Threes by Shved and McCollum gave Khimki hope, but Khimki continued to score fluidly. Shved's three on the halftime buzzer sent the teams to the locker room with the scoreboard reading 44-53.

Back-to-back-to-back threes by Guduric, Edgaras Ulanovas and De Colo to start the second half stretched the difference to 18. Even though Shved continued to fire up threes, De Colo's next triple took the margin to 20 and Vesely's and-one made it 47-70 midway through the third quarter. De Colo pushed the lead to 25 and it reached 29 on a basket-plus-foul by Brown. Evgeny Voronov's three-point play ended the third quarter at 57-83. Sergey Monia banked in a three to open the fourth-quarter scoring and he later added a baseline jumper. Shved sprinkled in another three, but Fenerbahce continued to match the home team. Fenerbahce reached 100 points on a corner three by Brown with a little more than 3 minutes remaining and the lead peaked at 69-104 on Pierre's windmill dunk as the visitors closed out the win in style.

A near record

By making 29 of 34 two-pointers, Fenerbahce's 85.3% shooting was the second-best in EuroLeague history, trailing only a remarkable 87.5% (28 of 32) by Panathinaikos Athens against EWE Baskets Oldenburg in November 2009. Fenerbahce set a club record with a performance index rating of 155, which is tied for the ninth-best in competition history. Fenerbahce tied its best-ever with 107 points, too.

Climbing the charts

Jan Vesely continued his climb on the all-time charts with a strong all-around game. He moved into a tie with Mirza Begic for ninth place in EuroLeague history when he recorded his 162nd career block. Vesely also grabbed 2 offensive rebounds to break a tie – at least temporarily – with CSKA Moscow center Nikola Milutinov for the sixth-most. Vesely is up to 461 – and trails Othello Hunter of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv by 2 for fifth place.

Alxey Shved also made a dent on the all-time scoring charts, blowing past Kyle Hines (2,617 career points) for 12th place. He raised his career tally to 2,639 points and now trails Marcus Brown by 100 points for 11th place.

Memorable buckets

Two Khimki players will always remember this night for the game in which they scored their first EuroLeague points. Vladislav Sharapov did so for the first basket of the game and finished with 8 points on 4 of 5 shooting, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 23:28 of playing time. Dmitrii Kadoshnikov made his second EuroLeague appearance and scored his first points with a layup in the fourth quarter.

What's next?

Khimki heads on the road for its next game when it visits Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv on Thursday, February 4. Fenerbahce will host Zenit St Petersburg in Round 24 the following evening.

Dyshawn Pierre - Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul - EB20
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Euroleague.net
Referees: CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS; CORTES, CARLOS; KOWALSKI, MARCIN
Attendance: 594
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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 36:07 29 6/9 5/17 2/2       5 1 7   1   3 15
3 MCCOLLUM, ERRICK 21:25 9 0/2 3/8   1 2 3   2 3     2 2 4
6 TIMMA, JANIS 11:29 3 0/1 1/5     1 1   1       1   -1
8 ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV 27:15 2 0/2   2/2 1 1 2 3 3   1 1 1 3 10
10 KADOSHNIKOV, DMITRII 2:02 2 1/1                         2
12 MONIA, SERGEY 28:01 5 1/2 1/4   3 1 4 2 1       4   4
13 SHARAPOV, VLADISLAV 23:28 8 4/5     2 1 3 1 1 1   1 3 1 8
18 VORONOV, EVGENY 20:43 11 3/3 1/3 2/2 1   1 2 1       3 6 16
30 VALIEV, EVGENY 12:58 4 1/3   2/2 4 2 6           5 2 5
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS 16:32 3 0/2 1/4         2         2   -2
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 76 16/30 12/41 8/8 13 8 21 15 10 12 1 3 21 17 61
        53.3% 29.3% 100%
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
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BROWN, LORENZO 19:50 17 4/5 2/4 3/3 1 2 3 6 1 1     2 4 25
5 PEREZ, ALEX 13:32 2 1/2 0/1     2 2 5 1 2     1   5
8 GUDURIC, MARKO 20:07 14 4/4 2/5     4 4 3 1 1 1   2 1 18
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH 11:35 5 1/2 1/3           1 1       1 3
13 BIBEROVIC, TARIK 4:11           1 1           1    
19 DE COLO, NANDO 20:51 18 5/7 2/2 2/2   3 3 3 1 1   1   2 23
21 PIERRE, DYSHAWN 27:08 14 5/5 0/1 4/5 3 3 6 3 1 1     1 6 26
24 VESELY, JAN 25:53 15 5/5   5/5 2 2 4 4 2 1 1   1 3 27
31 EDDIE, JARELL 22:19 10 1/1 2/5 2/3 1 4 5 2   3     2 1 9
35 MUHAMMED, ALI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
44 DUVERIOGLU, AHMET 21:42 7 3/3   1/2 1 2 3 3 2 2 1   4 1 10
92 ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 12:52 5   1/1 2/2   1 1     1     3 2 4
Team           2 5 7     2         5
Totals 200:00 107 29/34 10/22 19/22 10 29 39 29 10 16 3 1 17 21 155
        85.3% 45.5% 86.4%
Head coach: KOKOSKOV, IGOR

Head Coaches

MALTSEV, ANDREI
Khimki Moscow Region
"I am glad that we played this game. It showed a lot. First of all, Fenerbahce demonstrated their level as I mentioned earlier. Coach Kokoskov found a European style of play, while not all the players were in the squad today, their roster is even larger. We can only admire how Fenerbahce's players were ready, determined to fight, and after the game held the day before yesterday, they were able to show such fast basketball. The first 12 minutes of the game were equal, as long as we had the fuel, then the opponent turned on the fourth gear and ran forward and we were left in the second gear. In such a situation, it was already difficult to compete with such an experienced team. I congratulate Fenerbahce on this win. We continue to work."
KOKOSKOV, IGOR
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
"I think the way we opened the second half was crucial with more energy, more focus, defensive stops and those 3 threes that we made early in the third quarter I think was crucial. We sent the game in the right direction, made a separation and never came back. It was a very tricky game, very tough game, tough opponent because they were relaxed, they were loose and they played with guys who are capable of creating their own shots. A good win for us. Our game plan was just do what we do and focus on ourselves and get better."

Players

PIERRE, DYSHAWN
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
"It was good that we stayed together throughout the whole game, followed the coaching plan and it's good that we ended up with the win. Good defense into offense at the beginning of the third quarter, we hit 3 threes in a row which helped us a lot, and we were very aggressive on defense. So it was a good team win. Everyone played well tonight."
VESELY, JAN
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
"It's a good win. We came here with the mindset that their backs are against the wall, that they have nothing to lose, so we tried to stay with the gameplan. The first half was not so good, but the second half we played our game and brought it to the end. We're just trying to play good basketball after the start we had, it was terrible. We found the rhythm and the way to play and now we have to continue."