Alexey Shved and Khimki Moscow advance to the VTB Final Four

2018-05-28T20:06:58+00:00 2018-05-28T20:32:18+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

28/May/18 20:06

Thanks to a phenomenal performance by Alexey Shved, Khimki Moscow swept Lokomotiv Kuban and became the first team of the VTB League Final Four.

By Eurohoops team/

Alexey Shved posted a double-double of 33 points and 10 assists leading Khimki Moscow to the VTB League Final Four after a 86 – 73 win over Lokomotiv Kuban and the 3-0 sweep in the quarterfinal series.

This “one-man show” offensive display by Shved came two days after he scored 32 points in the second game to help his team make the 2-0.

Egor Vialchev also scored 14 points for Khimki. Brian Qvale had 13 points, Frank Elegar 12 points plus five rebounds and Mardy Collins 12 points, seven assists for Lokomotiv that was leading 39 – 44 at halftime but crumbled down defensively shortly after the break.

With the score 45 – 51, Khimki dropped 18 points in seven minutes to close the third period up 63 – 58. Loko approached 63 – 61 but a barrage of 3-pointers by the hosts answered with a barrage of 3-pointers for the 78 – 62. With five minutes left to play, this advantage proved enough for Khimki.