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Bayern Munich came back from an 18-point deficit and rallied past Khimki to boost its play-off hopes (60-71).

On the other hand, the Russians suffered a painful defeat in their effort to remain competitive in the qualification race.

The hosts made an explosive start (28-10), but the visitors outscored their opponents 12-25 to cut the deficit to five at halftime (40-35).

The Germans were unstoppable and went on a 0-16 run early in the third quarter to take the lead and never look back (46-53).

They also extended their advantage to double digits (57-69) and cruised to an easy victory (60-71).

Derrick Williams led the winners with 20 points (13 of them in the second quarter), with Vladimir Lucic adding 15.

Jordan Mickey and Malcolm Thomas (10 rebounds) scored 13 points apiece for the losing squad.

Bayern Munich improved to 10-10, whereas Khimki dropped to 7-13.