Another fascinating week of EuroLeague means there is no time to waste in our Round 26 Round-Up.
Zenit St Petersburg 62-91 Valencia Basket
The Spanish side made it three wins in a row in St Petersburg, and the result was Valencia’s largest win on the road. The Spaniards move to a 14-12 record while the hosts drop to a 15-10 record. This was the lowest scoring night of the season so far for Zenit.
Olympiacos Piraeus 74-75 CSKA Moscow
This went to the wire with Mike James delivering two free-throws in the final three seconds. The Moscow side trailed by 25 points in the third quarter, and by 49-65 with 8 minutes left on the clock. The Russians move to a 17-8 record while the hosts fall to 11-15. This was the Greek side’s sixth defeat in a row.
FC Bayern Munich 72-70 Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv
The hosts finished strongly, moving to a 16-10 record, clinching victory in the final 10 seconds of this match. The Israeli side lost their third match in a row and find themselves with a 10-14 record. Ante Zizic delivered a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds for the defeated side.
AX Armani Exchange Milan 84-74 Khimki Moscow Region
The Italians were never in doubt against the bottom side, and had a host of players enjoying double figures. Kyle Hines helped himself to a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. The hosts now hold a 17-9 record while the Moscow side remain stuck on two wins for the season.
Real Madrid 70-58 Zalgiris Kaunas
The side from the Spanish capital moved to 16-10 in the standings, returning to winning ways. The team from Kaunas drop to a 13-12 record after their third defeat in a row. Gabriel Deck led the way for Madrid with 14 points while Paulius Jankunas delivered 13 points for the away side.
Fenerbahçe Beko Istanbul 74-106 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
This was an Istanbul derby the Anadolu fans won’t forget, and the victors move to a 15-10 record in the standings. The hosts drop to a 15-11 record, and it is now the winning run of Efes that receives the focus, as the Fenerbahçe run is shattered. Vasilije Micic grabbed a massive 35 points in the victory.
TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 87-67 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
The Spanish side enjoyed a fourth consecutive win, moving to a 13-13 record. The Belgrade size have lost six matches in a row, and seven of their last away games. The defeat sees Crvena stand at 7-19 for the season so far.
ALBA Berlin 74-65 Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
The hosts moved to a 9-17 record with this win, and dragged their opponents to a 9-15 record. Both teams will likely miss out on the Playoffs, but ALBA did their chances a world of good. Johannes Thiemann grabbed 16 points in just 18 minutes.
FC Barcelona 69-76 LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
The leaders slipped up at home, but their 18-8 record still keeps them at the top of the pile. ASVEL move to 12-14, and can boast of a six-game winning streak. Norris Cole delivered 16 points for the winning side, while Brandon Davies offered 22 points for the hosts.