EuroCup: Khimky tame Cholet at home court
Khimky — Cholet Basket 76:70
Khimky survived some scares before edging Cholet Basket at home court tonight. The victory propelled the hosts to 5-0 record in Group B of EuroCup regular season. Cholet fell at 1-4 record in the ladder. Kresimir Loncar (210-F-83, agency: Alti Sport) scored 20 points to pace the winners.
Cholet entered the game with their backs against the wall. They started aggressively and posted a 21:18 lead at the first break. Khimky gained the confidence in the second term. The hosts pulled ahead and recorded a 40:36 halftime advantage. Cholet struck right back in the third period. The French team eked out a 56:55 lead with ten minutes remaining. But Khimky quickly regained the lead and went deadly from the stripe in the dying seconds to seal the victory. Anton Pushkov (208-C-88) and Chris Quinn (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Notre Dame) contributed 13 points each for the winners. Fabien Causeur (193-G-87) answered with 17 points for Cholet. Robert Hite (188-G-84, college: Miami, FL) had 15 points in the loss.
Khimky: Kresimir Loncar 20, Anton Pushkov 13, Chris Quinn 13
Cholet: Fabien Causeur 17, Robert Hite 15