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A 26-17 run in the third quarter was enough for Anadolu Efes to defeat Khimki at home and maintain a top four push (81-72).

Thanks to an 11-0 run, the hosts ended the first quarter in front by seven (23-16). But, the visitors turned things around and cut the deficit to two at halftime (36-34).

The Turks, though, never trailed since the first quarter and outscored their opponents 26-17 to lead by as many as 17 points (57-40).

Since then, the Russians never came closer than six points (70-64) and Anadolu Efes cruised to another victory in the competition.

Vasilije Micic led the winners with 16 points and eight assists, while James Anderson, Adrien Moerman and Bryant Dunston scored 11 points apiece.

Jordan Mickey had 14 points and nine rebounds for the losing squad, as Toney Crocker added 12.

Anadolu Efes improved to 12-6, whereas Khimki dropped to 7-11.