Strasbourg edged Khimik 97-93 on Tuesday evening but failed to make it to the next phase of the EuroChallenge.
David Simon scored 20 points for Strasbourg, who improved to 3-3 but finished third in Group B due to EiffelTowers Den Bosch's home triumph over Apoel.
That result left both Apoel and the Dutch side with 4-2 records.
Khimik trailed by as many as 18 points in the fourth quarter but clawed their way back and twice closed the gap to just two points in the final minute.
Wen Mukubu made four free-throws down the stretch for the French side, however, to help keep Khimik at bay.
Khimik hit 24 of 26 free-throws and also out-rebounded Strasbourg 40-30.
Fred SARRE, Strasbourg head coach:
"I wish we had a better defense. We are going to focus on the championship now and try to do better. But tonight I’m glad we won."
Elson MENDY, Strasbourg player:
"We knew we weren’t qualified but we kept on playing to improve our game. There were game we didn’t play tough enough enough and it didn’t help tonight."
Dmytro BEZELEVSKYI, Khimik head coach:
"There was no challenge in the ranking and we were the youngest team of the competition too. For us maybe the level was too high but I’m happy we played well that will surely help for the championship. I’d also like to thank my players for they fought against the good team of Strasbourg."
Darrel MITCHELL, Khimik player:
"We knew we wouldn’t be qualified and we played that game as an interesting challenge still."