Reigning Euroleague champions Olympiacos snapped BC Khimki’s unbeaten home record by defeating them 87-82 in Moscow.

For a while though, it looked like Khimki were in complete control as they outplayed their Greek counterparts for the majority of the game, leading 43-35 at half-time and they took a 60-54 advantage going into the final quarter when Kostas Sloukas and Kyle Hines led the Olympiacos charge as they hit 33 points in the final 10 minutes to claim victory.

Hines and Vassilis Spanoulis led the Reds with 19 points each with Kostas Papanikolaou adding 14.

“It’s a great win for us,” Papanikolaou said afterwards. “No team before Olympiacos had victories in Khimki so it means a lot for us.

“It’s a great step for the team to move forward. We are in a good shape and will try to keep playing like this in our group. Probably the Greek Cup final loss helped us be more concentrated; we didn’t want to make second loss in a row.

“We knew that this game would be very important for Olympiacos and in case of success everything would be better. We were focused and we saw what we could do on the court.”

Paul Davis led all scorers in vain for Khimki with 20 points. Zoran Planinic set a new Top 16 record with 13 assists to go with his 17 points. Both teams are now 4-3 in Group F.


Montepaschi Siena hit 15 three-pointers, en route to a 85-74 success over Caja Laboral at the Palaestra.

After falling 37-35 behind at the half, an 18-4 burst, where Siena showed off their full arsenal of long-range accuracy proved decisive and the reward was a share of first place as the Italians go to 6-1, level with Barcelona in Group F. Bobby Brown led the winners with 18 points.

Caja Laboral, led by Maciej Lampe’s 17 points drop to 4-3. This was their third straight defeat.


Fenerbahce defeated Besiktas 78-72 in an all-Turkish clash in Istanbul.

Bojan Bogdanovic led Fenerbahce with 25 points as they improve slightly to 2-5. Besiktas will feel like this one slipped away from the grasp as they led by as many as 13 points in the second quarter, only to see their rivals take the lead for good with two minutes remaining.

Besiktas are still without a win in Group F at 0-7. They were led by Damir Markota’s 15 points off the bench.