Referees: Memduh Öget (TUR), Aare Halliko (EST), Oliver Krause (GER)
Khimik 82 vs. Paris Basket Racing 69
Before the beginning of tonight's game it was very difficult to predict which team would win this game and from the start it was clear that it would be a very intense match. Khimik held a one point lead after the first period but were by no means controlling the tempo.
In the second quarter the local team played as well as their guests would allow and at half time wer up 3 - 32:29.
What happened to Paris during and after the break is anyone's guess! Their good defence broke down and Khimik's Nikolay Alekseev took over, putting in an magnificent performance, backed up by Nerijus Varnelis. Khimik played with much more confidence and with tight defence spread their lead to 10 points, 53:43.
Even Sergey Lishchuk's departure with five fouls, shortly followed by Andrius Lepinaitis, didn't put a dampener on the locals' run and three free-throws on the final buzzer from Dmitriy
For Paris, John Linehana top-scored with 19 points.