Ratko Varda collected a double-double as BC Kyiv fought back from a double-digit first-half deficit to beat Telekom Baskets Bonn 72-58 on the road Tuesday in Group G of the FIBA EuroCup.
Renato Pasquali's Kyiv side closed the game with an 18-7 run over the final nine minutes to notch their second straight victory in their campaign to return to the final of this competition.
Kyiv lost last year in the final to Dynamo St. Petersburg, but the Ukrainians look to be finding their form - despite losing LaMarr Greer to a leg injury earlier this week.
Pasquali received 14 points and 15 rebounds from the Serbo-Montenegrin Varda while compatriot Goran Nikolic added 19 points, four rebounds and three blocked shots.
Dusan Kecman - also from Serbia & Montenegro - chipped in with 15 points, and Ukrainian Leonid Iailo had 11 rebounds for the guests.
Michael Meeks scored nine points in the first quarter as the German side jumped ahead 26-16 after one frame.
Kecman hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to trim the deficit to 10 points. Danijel Jusup's club still led 34-24 midway through the second quarter before the Ukrainians found their game with an 8-0 run.
Only Martin Mihajlovic's three-pointer just before the half-time buzzer kept Bonn ahead 37-32 after two periods.
Nikolic scored nine points in an 18-5 run out of the locker-room which gave BC Kyiv a 50-42 lead with just more than three minutes left in the third.
Andrew Wisniewski knocked down a three-pointer to pull Bonn to within 50-47 with 1:24 remaining, and Kyiv led 52-47 after three periods.
Hrvoje Perincic's three-pointer made it 54-51 with 8:47, but the Ukrainians finished off the Germans with their 18-7 run.
Wisniewski scored 17 points to pace the Germans, who shot just 37% from the floor in the game and were out-rebounded 49-26. Wisniewski also committed six turnovers.
Perinic scored 12 points - on just 5-14 three-point shooting - and a team-high six rebounds, while Meeks finished with 11 points.
Bonn is now 0-2 in Group G and next travel to BC Barons Riga on November 8. Kyiv take on Lokomotiv Rostov in Russia on the same day.