Khimki Moscow Region registered its first road win in the 2017-18 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague by downing Real Madrid 80-86 in the Spanish capital on Thursday.
Both teams now have a 4-1 records in the standings, leaving Olympiacos Piraeus as the only undefeated team left in the competition. Alexey Shved paced the winners with 20 points. James Anderson added 16, Anthony Gill had 12, Malcolm Thomas 11 and Stefan Markovic dished 8 assists for Khimki. Luka Doncic led Madrid with 12 points, Fabien Causeur and Jeffery Taylor and Gustavo Ayon each scored 10 for Madrid. Ayon added 10 rebounds for a double-double. In a back-and-forth game, Facu Campazzo gave Madrid a 69-68 edge early in the fourth quarter, but Shved and Anderson stepped up in crunch time to give Khimki a well-deserved road win.
Anderson got Khimki going with a layup, Gill added a jump hook and Shved followed a driving basket with a triple for a 7-9 lead. Anderson and Gill kept pacing the visitors, but a layup by Dino Radoncic ignited an 8-2 run that Ayon capped with an alley-oop layup for a 15-15 tie. Thomas followed a jumper with a big slam, getting help from Shved and Thomas Robinson to push Khimki ahead, 20-23. Free throws by Rudy Fernandez and Felipe Reyes got Madrid within 23-25 after 10 minutes. Reyes took over with a three-point play, but Anderson and Markovic each struck from downtown in an 0-8 run that gave Khimki a 26-33 margin. Ayon scored down low, but Thomas and Markovic made it a double-digit game, 28-38. Shved scored again, but a tip-in but Taylor ignited a 9-0 run in which Doncic had 5 points to bring Madrid within 37-40. A three-point play by Shved and free throws by Markovic made it 39-45 at halftime.
Gill dunked in traffic right after the break, but Ayon and Anthony Randolph fueled a 9-0 run highlighted by Jeffery Taylor's reverse slam for a 48-47 Madrid lead. Jenkins and Gill rescued Khimki, fueling a 0-9 run to give the visitors a 48-56 margin. Jenkins stayed on fire, getting help from Robinson for a 52-61 score. Campazzo and Jonas Maciulis tried to change things for Madrid, but another three-pointer by Shved kept Khimki way ahead, 59-66, after 30 minutes. A tip-in by Fernandez and three-pointers by Maciulis and Campazzo put Madrid back ahead, 69-68, with over seven minutes left. It didn't last long, however, as Shved followed a triple with a layup to spark a 0-10 run, which Anderson capped with a bomb from downtown for a 69-78 Khimki lead. Maciulis, Ayon and Campazzo stepped up and a three-pointer by Jaycee Carroll got Madrid as close as 80-82 with 48.8 seconds left. Doncic missed from beyond the arc and Anderson sealed the outcome from the foul line.