FC Barcelona come back from Russia with a prestigious victory, 102-94 over Khimki Moscow, a little over a week after a painful defeat in the same city against CSKA. Svetislav Pesic's team dominated the game from start to finish with Nikola Mirotic scoring 28 points and claiming nine rebounds.
Barça started strongly and quickly Pesic's team were in front by 11 points. An excellent defensive performance limited the Russians to just five points in the opening five minutes. At half time the blaugranes led by 13 with the score standing at 61-48.
After the break Khimki fought back and at one point they were just nine points behind - however - Mirotic stamped his authority on the game and restored Barça's lead to 18 points. In the final quarter the Russians showed their character and clawed their way to within three points of the visitors. Nevertheless, Mirotic and then Delaney held their nerves with important baskets to move Barça past 100 points and secure their ninth win in the Euroleague.
Kmimki Moscow, 94
FC Barcelona, 102
Khimki Moscow: Shved (23), Booker (14), Zaytsev, Jerebko (6), Monia (3) -starting five, Kramer, Karasev (14), Gill (7), Jovic (11), Bertans and Evans (16)
FC Barcelona: Hanga (10), Higgins (10), Smits (6), Mirotic (28), Davies (6) -starting five-, Delaney (17), Oriola, Tomic (15) and Kuric (10)