Shved, Khimki open playoffs by beating Astana 5  may  2019

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Khimki Russia defeated Astana Kazakhstan at home in Game 1 of the quarterfinals, 82-59 (24-17, 15-17, 22-13, 21-12).
Top scorers
Khimki: Alexey Shved (27 + 5 ast), Malcolm Thomas (10 + 8 reb)

Astana: Geoffrey Grosselle (11 + 7 reb), Anthony Clemmons (10)

Story
Behind 27 points from Alexey Shved, who was officially crowned 2018-19 VTB United League scoring champion in the pregame, Khimki cruised to a comfortable win against Astana in its playoff opener.

The visitors enjoyed a terrific regular season and hung tough with third-seeded Khimki for two quarters.

But an 8-0 run to being the second half put the home team in control, 47-34, while suffocating defense sealed the victory.

Hanging by a thread thanks to a pair of 3-pointers from Stephen Holt and Anthony Clemmons late in the second quarter…

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