Khimki, Zalgiris, Fenerbahce claim key victories in the playoff race – EuroLeague Round 26 Roundup

Nando De Colo Fenerbahce Valencia
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Khimki, Zalgiris Kaunas and Fenerbahce earned big victories and remained alive in the playoff race, with eight rounds to go in the regular season.

In an offensive showdown in Moscow, Khimki crushed ASVEL Villeurbanne (108-79) and maintained its playoff push, improving to 12-14.

On the other hand, the French fell to 9-17, three wins outside the playoff zone.

At the sold-out Zalgirio Arena, Zalgiris Kaunas defeated Armani Milano in overtime (105-97) and came one step away from the playoff zone.

Both teams now have identical records (11-15), while the Italians have lost seven of their last eight matches.

Fenerbahce grabbed its fifth consecutive road win by downing Valencia 86-93. Βoth teams now have a 12-14 record and the Turks have the tie-break advantage over the Spaniards, who beat Fenerbahce in overtime earlier this season.