Anadolu Efes Istanbul (6-20) will look to show its pride when it hosts a Khimki Moscow Region (15-11) team that’s eager to tie up a playoffs spot as soon as possible. Khimki will advance if its wins and Fenerbahce defeats Maccabi a day earlier. Efes has tasted defeat in its last five games, going down by at least 9 points on each occasion. Khimki is best known for the relentless scoring exploits of Alexey Shved (22.0 points per game), but has also claimed the second-highest number of steals in the competition – 7.3 per game. Efes has allowed its opponents to convert a higher percentage of three-pointers than any other team (42.2%), so Shved will look to profit from downtown again. This will be just the second time these two teams meet ever, as Khimki won at home in Round 13, 86-68, with 25 points and 6 assists by Shved. Errick McCollum is the main offensive weapon for Efes (15.0 ppg.), and Bryant Dunston will be his main helper (10.1 ppg.) with names such as Zoran Dragic and Krunoslav Simon out due to injury. For Khimki, Anthony Gill is also having a solid season (11.0 ppg.) helped by Tyler Honeycutt (9.9 ppg. and 5.4 rpg.), who might not face his former team due to an injury that makes him doubtful.