Timma forces OT, Khimki avoids Nizhny upset 18  april  2019

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Khimki Moscow Region defeated Nizhny Novgorod on the road in overtime, 97-93 (14-18, 22-17, 15-24, 32-24, 14-10).
Top scorers
Nizhny Novgorod: Vladimir Dragicevic (25 + 9 reb), Anton Astapkovich (16), Georgy Zhbanov (12 + 10 reb + 8 ast), Ian Hummer (12)

Zenit: Alexey Shved (34 + 7 ast), Jordan Mickey (22), Janis Timma (20 + 5 reb)

Story
Janis Timma completed Khimki’s miracle comeback in regulation with a dagger 3-pointer and the visitors went on to win by four in overtime, 97-94, behind 34 points from Alexey Shved.

Nizhny Novgorod was on the verge of forcing a three-way tie for 5th place and completing a season sweep of the Yellow and Blue. Playing without guards Ivan Strebkov and Kendrick Perry, Georgy Zhbanov completed his incredible run with another near triple-double (12 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists), while Vladimir Dragicevic poured in 25.

Nizhny led 77-66 with 2:20 remaining after an Ian Hummer free throw.

But a pair of Jordan Mickey free throws and an Alexey Shved 3-pointer sliced the deficit to six in a matter of seconds.

Despite perfect free-throw shooting down the stretch from the home team, Khimki continued to claw back by forcing multiple turnovers. Trailing by three, 83-80, with less than five seconds remaining, the Yellow and Blue executed a perfect in-bounds play to find an open Janis Timma, who drained the game-tying triple.

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