Khimki’s 2-18 record the worst in the new EuroLeague format

Khimki Moscow set an embarrassing EuroLeague record in the blowout loss to Anadolu Efes on Thursday (99-60).

Efes dominated the Russians from start to finish and handed Khimki its 11th straight defeat in the EuroLeague.

The Turks improved to 11-9 and maintained a playoff push, thanks to their third straight win.

On the other hand, Khimki remained on the bottom of the standings, with a 2-18 record.

At the same time, they set a new club record with their 11th consecutive defeat.

Moreover, their 2-18 record is the worst one in the EuroLeague under the new format (2016/17 season onwards).

If Khimki loses three more games, they will tie the EuroLeague record with 14.

Armani Milano rallied past ALBA Berlin on the road (70-84) and climbed to fifth in the EuroLeague standings.

The Italians used a 16-29 run in the second quarter to take control and cruise to the victory.

For their part, the Germans never recovered and suffered their sixth loss in the last seven games.

Armani now is at 12-7, extending its winning streak to three games. Meanwhile, ALBA dropped to 7-13.

Armani center Kyle Hines joined an elite group with his 300th EuroLeague game.

The four-time EuroLeague champion joined Paulius Jankunas (360 games played), Felipe Reyes (353), Vassilis Spanoulis (342), retired legend Juan Carlos Navarro (341), Georgios Printezis (325) and Nikos Zisis (310).

Maccabi Tel-Aviv protected its home court and earned a crucial win over Baskonia (91-82).

The Israelis bounced back from their OT loss to Olympiacos on Tuesday and remained close to the playoff zone.

Both teams now have identical records in the EuroLeague (9-11), but the hosts have the tie breaker.

Maccabi swept the season series over the Basques (2-0) and now have the upper hand over their opponents.

EuroLeague Round 20 will come to an end on Friday, with six games taking place.

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