Regular Season Day 9: Krasnie Krilya - Khimky 76-67 (17-13, 9-19, 21-18, 29-17)
Date: December 17, 2012 The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Khimky (7-2) in Samara on Monday night. Visitors were defeated by fourth ranked Krasnie Krilya (6-3) 76-67. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Khimky. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 29-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Krasnie Krilya made 28-of-32 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game, while Khimky only scored seven points from the stripe. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Krasnie Krilya made 7 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by Khimky helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Aaron Miles (186-83, college: Kansas) stepped up and scored 15 points and 8 assists for the winners and his fellow American import guard Chester Simmons (196-82, college: Washington) chipped in 19 points. The best for the losing side was Croatian-Bosnian guard Zoran Planinic (198-82) with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and American center Paul Davis (211-84, college: Michigan St.) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Four Khimky players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Krasnie Krilya moved-up to third place, which they share with Lokomotiv and VEF Riga. Khimky at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. They share it with Unics. Krasnie Krilya is looking forward to face Azovmash (#8) in Mariupol in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Khimky will play on the road against BC Astana (#6) and is hoping to win this game. Top scorers: Krasnie Krilya: C.Simmons 19+4reb+1ast, A.Miles 15+3reb+8ast, A.Smith 11+7reb, O.Thomas 8+4reb+1ast, N.Balashov 8+9reb, E.Kolesnikov 6+3reb+1ast Khimky: Z.Planinic 16+5reb+7ast, P.Davis 14+6reb+1ast, P.Koponen 13+2reb+1ast, A.Zhukanenko 10+4reb+1ast, V.Fridzon 5+4reb+3ast, J.Augustine 4+4reb+1ast
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