2019-20Regular SeasonRound 5
October 29, 2019 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 ARENA MYTISHCHI

Shved leads Khimki assault on Panathinaikos

Khimki Moscow Region hit 15 three-pointers en route to a 103-86 win over visiting Panathinaikos OPAP Athens on Tuesday night. Khimki improved to 4-1 on the season, while Panathinaikos dropped to 2-3. The two teams traded blows for the better part of the game, but Khimki pulled away with a 10-2 run early in the fourth quarter and finished the game with a 16-4 run to close it out. Khimki had six scorers in double figures with Alexey Shved leading the way with 26 points and 7 assists. Janis Timma collected 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, Jonas Jerebko scored 14, Devin Booker 13 and Dairis Bertans netted 12. Jeremy Evans posted a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds in the winning effort. Jimmer Fredette scored 16 points for Panathinaikos, Nick Calathes had 10 points and 11 assists and DeShaun Thomas also scored 10 in the losing effort.

Booker and Bertans each hit a triple and Shved had 5 points for an early 13-8 lead. Bertans nailed another one and Timma also knocked one down from downtown, but Calathes fed Ian Vougioukas and Jacob Wiley inside as well Ioannis Papapetrou on a fastbreak to put Panathinaikos in front, 23-24. A triple from Tyrese Rice helped the visitors to 25-29 after 10 minutes. The hosts answered with threes from Vyacheslav Zaytsev and Shved early in the second to tie things at 33-33. The teams kept trading baskets and leads. Booker hit another three-pointer to make it 41-38, but Panathinaikos was unstoppable from close range. A three-point play from Fredette and two inside baskets from Dinos Mitoglou put the Greens in front before a triple-plus-foul from Wesley Johnson made it 50-55 at halftime.

Threes from Bertans and Timma got Khimki quickly back in front early in the third, 60-57. Fredette hit from long range and Calathes found Papapetrou for a monster dunk to make it 67-68. However, Khimki answered with a 10-2 spurt, with Timma making a put-back and a three-pointer, as Khimki took a 77-73 edge into the fourth quarter. More triples - another one from Timma and the first one from Sergey Karasev, followed by back-to-back baskets from Shved created an 87-75 advantage in the final quarter. Fredette hit two triples for the visitors, but Shved assisted on Jerebko's three and then nailed a second-chance three-pointer himself as Khimki closed out the game.

Overcoming turnover

Khimki won by 17 points in a game in which it had 17 turnovers, compared to only 5 from Panathinaikos. It was because Khimki shot 15-for 29 from long range compared to the 8-for-25 that Panathinaikos made from behind the three-point line and because Khimki also outrebounded the visitors 45-24.

Scoring triple digits

This is only the second time that Khimki has scored 100 or more points in a EuroLeague game, behind only the club record 111 points the team scored in January 2016 against Zalgiris Kaunas. In that game almost four years ago it was Tyrese Rice, who played in a Panathinaikos uniform tonight, leading Khimki with 20 points, while Shved scored 13.

Improving on defense

Khimki allowed 55 points in the first, but only 31 points in the second half. Panathinaikos scored 29 points in the first and 26 points in the second quarter, but Khimki then kept improving defensively and allowed just 18 points in the third and 13 points in the fourth quarter.

Calathes slowed down

Nick Calathes finished with 11 assists, however, 7 of those came in the first quarter and only 3 after halftime.

Next up

Both teams play again on Thursday. Khimki will be on the road at Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade, while Panathinaikos plays at home against Anadolu Efes Istanbul.

Alexey Shved - Khimki Moscow Region - EB19
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Euroleague.net
Referees: LAMONICA, LUIGI; BISSANG, JOSEPH; KOWALSKI, MARCIN
Attendance: 6012
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Khimki Moscow Region25252726
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens29261813
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Khimki Moscow Region255077103
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens29557386
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 32:02 26 7/8 2/8 6/6   3 3 7   3     2 4 28
3 KRAMER, CHRIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 BOOKER, DEVIN 14:05 13 3/4 2/3 1/2 1 2 3 3   1 1   4 2 14
6 TIMMA, JANIS 30:14 16 2/4 4/7   3 5 8 6   6 1   4 3 19
7 KARASEV, SERGEY 14:04 5 0/1 1/2 2/2 1 1 2 1         4 2 4
8 ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV 20:26 7 1/2 1/1 2/2   4 4 2   1 2   3 2 12
10 DESIATNIKOV, ANDREI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 JEREBKO, JONAS 24:26 14 4/5 2/2   3 3 6 1   3 1   1   17
12 MONIA, SERGEY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 GILL, ANTHONY 15:34   0/1 0/1     2 2 2   1     1    
40 EVANS, JEREMY 25:55 10 4/10   2/2 4 7 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 17
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS 23:14 12 1/2 3/5 1/1   1 1 2   1     1 2 12
Team           2 3 5               5
Totals 200:00 103 22/37 15/29 14/15 14 31 45 25 1 17 6 1 21 17 128
        59.5% 51.7% 93.3%
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
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 THOMAS, DESHAUN 26:40 10 3/7 0/4 4/4 2   2   2     2 3 2 3
5 RICE, TYRESE 16:24 8 0/3 2/5 2/2       5   2   1 2 3 5
6 PAPAGIANNIS, GEORGIOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 PAPAPETROU, IOANNIS 22:12 9 3/4 1/3   1 1 2   1       2   7
15 VOUGIOUKAS, IAN 10:49 9 3/5   3/4   1 1     1     1 4 9
24 JOHNSON, WESLEY 22:05 8 1/1 1/2 3/3   3 3       1   3 3 11
25 BROWN, RION DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 FREDETTE, JIMMER 23:37 16 3/4 3/8 1/1   2 2 3 2     1 2 1 15
33 CALATHES, NICK 34:03 10 3/9 1/1 1/4   1 1 11 1 1   1 1 4 15
35 WILEY, JACOB 26:24 8 4/6   0/2 1 1 2 1 4       2 3 12
44 MITOGLOU, KONSTANTINOS 11:19 6 2/2 0/2 2/2 1 4 5     1     1 1 8
50 BENTIL, BENJAMIN 6:27 2 1/2       1 1 1       1     2
Team           3 1 4               4
Totals 200:00 86 23/43 8/25 16/22 8 15 23 21 10 5 1 6 17 21 91
        53.5% 32% 72.7%
Head coach: PEDOULAKIS, ARGYRIS

Head Coaches

KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki Moscow Region
"In the third quarter, we played better defense and got full control in the second half of the game. We started the third quarter well, took advantage and preserved it. And in the end, it was great when we made the difference really big. It was a great game. In the second half, we made more effort in one-on-one defense, we changed our pick-and-roll defense and it worked. We also made more pressure on Nick Calathes and naturally, at the end of the game he was a little bit tired. The whole team was great tonight."
PEDOULAKIS, ARGYRIS
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
"I believe in the second half we had two issues to deal with. One was defensive rebounds, Khimki managed to get second-chance opportunities and that is something we did not take care of."

Players

ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV
Khimki Moscow Region
“In the second half we started playing better defense, then our offense worked much better. We played good team basketball, shared the ball and found open scorers. We controlled the game, but Panathinaikos made several runs. At the proper time, we managed to put our effort on the court and closed the game with such a smart win."
SHVED, ALEXEY
Khimki Moscow Region
"It was a tough game and tight first three quarters. Both teams played good. Probably we did not play good defense. In the last quarter we played with more hustle and that is probably how we won the game. We boxed out and got a lot of rebounds. We started playing better on defense in the second half. Allowing 55 points was too many in the first half."
TIMMA, JANIS
Khimki Moscow Region
"We started playing more like a team in the second half and the defense in the third quarter was much better than in the first half. That was the biggest difference. We did have 15 turnovers and it was because of risky plays and we did not take care of the ball from the start, tried to overplay sometimes by making one or two extra passes. But overall, I am happy with the game and happy we changed our mentality after halftime."
VOUGIOUKAS, IAN
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
"In the second half of the game we were receiving baskets and we couldn't stop them. On offense, we made hasty choices. The responsibility lies with everyone for the rebounds. Rebounding is will and ability. We have been dealing with this problem since the beginning of the season. Now we have a very crucial game against Efes at home."
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