BC Kyiv made up for some of the disappointment of Friday's EuroCup semi-final loss with victory on Sunday against Dynamo St Petersburg.
The game was a repeat of last year's FIBA Europe League final in Istanbul, which Dynamo won 85-74 to win the championship.
Oscar Torres´ put back lay-up as time expired gave Khimki a dramatic 63-61 victory over Dynamo and allowed his team to advance to the EuroCup championship game.
With the game tied at 61 and 19 seconds remaining, Khimki diagrammed a play for the last shot of the game.
BC Khimki will be hoping for a different outcome when they take on Dynamo St. Petersburg later this evening at the Sports Palace in Kiev.
Last year the two clubs squared off in the EuroCup semi-finals and Dynamo prevailed 92-81 en route to claiming the title.
As challenges go, trying to win back-to-back European titles is immense.
As pressure goes, it doesn't come much greater for a club like Dynamo St Petersburg who set the standard for excellence by going undefeated in the FIBA Europe League one season ago.
Dynamo St. Petersburg
|Jubileyniy Sport Complex|
pr. Dobrolyubova 18, 197198 St. Petersburg, RUS
Tel: +7 (812) 498 60 41
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Dynamo pr. 44, 197110 St. Petersburg, RUS
+7 (812) 2350449
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President: Vladimir Rodionov
General Manager: Oleg Shaposhnikov