BCM Gravelines beat BC NN for the second time this season on Tuesday night to breathe some life back into their EuroChallenge campaign.
The French club won 72-64 in Group A to improve to 2-2 and drop the Russian outfit to 0-4.
Christian Monschau's men had won the first contest 70-64 but then suffered a 98-58 demolition at the hands of Spartak St Petersburg before falling 70-69 last week to Szolnoki Olaj.
Gravelines led from start to finish and opened up a 45-31 lead early in the second half after a lay-up by France international Yannick Bokolo.
The lead ballooned to 61-44 at the end of the third frame when Jeffrey Greer scored on Ben Woodside's alley-oop pass.
BC NN closed to within six points in the fourth quarter but ended up falling by eight.
Woodside finished with 18 points for Gravelines and BC NN got 15 from Serbia international Ivan Paunic.
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque player Rudy Jomby:
"It was really a special game tonight. They let us space and opportunity to shoot. With this win we are still alive in this competition. But we know that we can't do any mistake in the next two games if we want to reach the next round.
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Head Coach Christian Monschau:
"The opponent is a strong team. They played a good basketball tonight. Now, for us, we need some rest as we played a lot of games the last 3 weeks."
BC Nizhny Novgorod player Dmitry Golovin:
"We did a good second half. Gravelines is a tough team, very strong in defence. They were aggressive and they scored some amazing baskets".
BC Nizhny Novgorod Head Coach Zoran Lukic:
"I would like to congratulate my team. We are in a bad situation but they kept fighting. They never let it down. And I am very proud of that".