Cory Higgins led CSKA Moscow past Fenerbahce

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In a late thriller between two of the best EuroLeague powerhouses, Cory Higgins was impressive and helped CSKA Moscow defeat Fenerbahce at home (70-68).

The Turks tied the game twice (54-54, 65-65) in the fourth quarter, but Higgins was there and made some big shots to seal the deal for his team (70-68).

Prior to this, the game was close from the opening tip, with the Muscovites coming back from an eight-point deficit (27-35) and ending the first half in front by just one (36-35).

After that, the Russians were up by seven (46-39), yet the visitors turned things around and tried to steal the road win. But, Higgins made a clutch performance and led CSKA past Fenerbahce.

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Higgins finished the game with 15 points (6/9 shooting), while Will Clyburn scored a team-high 16 points.

On the other hand, Nikola Kalinic (17 points, 7/12 shooting) and Bobby Dixon (15 points) were the best players of the losing squad.

CSKA Moscow improved to 22-6 and is now one victory away from league leaders Fenerbahce (23-5), but the Turks hold the tie-breaker.

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