Zenit St Petersburg dominated the fourth quarter to erase an 8-point deficit and march to a 79-71 victory over FC Bayern Munich in its home opener at Sibur Arena. Zenit outscored Bayern 25-11 in the fourth quarter as it improved to 3-1.
Jordan Mickey scored 16 of his team-high 18 points in the first quarter, Alex Poythress added 14 points, Conner Frankamp scored 12, Billy Baron 10 and Jordan Loyd paired 9 points with a career-high 11 assists. Darrun Hilliard scored 24 and Corey Walden tallied 20 points and 7 assists for Bayern.
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