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A 26-11 run in the third quarter was enough for Maccabi Tel Aviv to beat Khimki at home (79-63) and return to the winning track.

It was a close game in the first half (16-18, 35-31), as no team was able to take a significant advantage.

In the third quarter, though, the hosts played very well on both ends of the floor and outscored their opponents 26-11 to extend their lead to 19 points (61-42).

Since then, the visitors couldn’t make a come-back and suffered another loss in the competition.

Kendrick Ray came off the bench to score a career-high 17 points in 14 minutes of action. Scottie Wilbekin and Michael Roll (five assists) added 14 and 10 points, respectively, for the winners.

On the other hand, Jordan Mickey had 15 points and seven rebounds for the losing squad, with Tony Crocker and Egor Vialtsev posting 11 points apiece.

Maccabi were victorious for the third time in four games and improved to 4-9.

Khimki, who once again played without their leaders Alexey Shved and Anthony Gill, lost for the third straight time and dropped to 4-9.