|Curtis Millage's triple was the last act of a thrilling finale |
Curtis Millage nailed a three-pointer with four seconds to go as BC Khimik stormed back to stun Deutsche Bank Skyliners and record their first win in EuroChallenge Group B, winning 61-60.
The Skyliners led by as many as nine in the final period, and held a 57-51 edge with 18 seconds left after a pair of free throws from Pascal Roller.
But Khimik had no thoughts of giving up the fight, and Oleksandr Kolchenko immediately responded with a three-pointer.
Sergiy Popov then quicky fouled Kimmo Muurinen, who could only split his free throws at the line to make it 58-54.
Millage missed a lay-up for Khimik but Edin Bavcic was on hand to make the tip-in and slice the gap to two, 58-56.
Popov again got in a quick foul and Dashaun Wood could only split his throws, another costly miss as the gap was just three, 59-56.
Jermaine Bucknor fouled Millage, but he made no mistake at the line, slicing the gap to 59-58 as the buzzer loomed.
Oleksandr Prokopenko fouled Roller, but like his team-mates, he missed a crucial free throw as the lead was 60-58 with six seconds to go.
Millage then got the ball and struck from long range to the delight of the home fans.
Kolchenko led Khimik with 16 points while Travis Garrison had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Bavcic finished with 11 points.
Wood was the only Skyliner to score in double figures with 16 points.