BC Kyiv veteran Artur Drozdov started a game-winning 10-0 run with a three-pointer midway through the fourth quarter in a 66-58 triumph for the Ukraine giants at Deutsche Bank Skyliners.
Trailing 52-51 after Titus Ivory drilled a three for the Germans, Drozdov and Manuchar Markoishvili replied with back-to-back three-balls and then Drozdov capped off the spurt with another three that made it 61-52 with 2:19 to play.
Markoishvili scored 17 points and Kenan Bajramovic 13 for Kyiv, who improved to 2-1 in EuroChallenge Group H.
Skyliners, who out-rebounded Kyiv 41-34, dropped to 1-2.
Pascal Roller and Lorenzo Gordon each had 12 points for the Frankfurt team.
Gordon and Konrad Wysocki (eight points) each had nine rebounds.
Kyiv finished 11 of 24 from long range while Skyliners hit five of 22.
Konrad Wysocki, Skyliners Forward:
"Our defense was okay, but on offense we did not run our systems. We were simply passing the ball to each other and did not create good looks. In the end Kiev hit big shots. They have great players on their team who can score even with a hand in their face."
Manuchar Markoishvilli, Kyiv Guard:
"This was a very important win on the road. But we gave up to many offensive rebounds. We have to work on this for the next games."
Sasa Obradovic, Kyiv Coach:
"I am very satisfied how we played the game. Especially in the first half. But in the second half we lost control, gave up to many rebounds and let them back into the game. Manu was a key player for us today, hitting important shots down the stretch."
Murat Didin, Skyliners Coach:
"In the first half we showed no intensity. We need more experience in these situations. When they could not make their shots, some players let their heads hang and were frustrated. This is impossible. But in the second half we played like we used to. Unfortunately it was too late to turn the game."