Khimki came close to a painful defeat, but Jordan Mickey saved the day for the Russians, who edged Darussafaka at home (85-84).
Despite being in front by 10, with two minutes to go (83-73), the Muscovites saw the Turks come from behind and take the lead (83-84), thanks to an 0-11 run.
But, Mickey drew a foul and made both free throws, with 1.4 seconds remaining, to give his team a much-needed win.
Dee Bost led the winners, with 19 points, as Mickey and Andrey Zubkov scored 15 points each.
Six players scored in double figures for the losing squad, with Ray McCallum and Michael Eric posting 13 points apiece.
Khimki improved to 5-9, whereas Darussafaka dropped to 1-13.