Anadolu Efes maintained its momentum and made another big step towards securing its place in the EuroLeague playoffs this season.
Efes decimated CSKA Moscow at home (100-70) and extended its winning streak in the EuroLeague to six games.
The Turks dominated their opponents from start to finish and cruised to the victory at Sinan Erdem Dome.
Anadolu improved to 17-10 in the standings and has now won nine of its last 10 EuroLeague games.
On the contrary, CSKA dropped to 18-9, but still has the tiebreaker over Efes (won the first game this season by 35 points).
This was just the second victory for Efes in the last 13 EuroLeague games against the Muscovites.
Real Madrid bounced back from its road loss to Khimki and returned to the winning track in the EuroLeague.
In a hard-fought battle in Saint Petersburg, the “Whites” outscored Zenit 2-9 in crunch time to win the game (71-75).
This victory helped Real maintain a top four push, as the visitors improved to 17-11.
On the contrary, Zenit is at 16-11, but also close to the top four in the standings.
Real Madrid swept the season series with Zenit and now has the tiebreaker.
Maccabi Tel Aviv snapped a four-game losing streak in the EuroLeague after rallying past Valencia at home (84-72).
The Israelis played very well on both ends in the second half, outscoring their opponents 51-37 to win the game.
Maccabi remained alive in the EuroLeague playoff race, improving to 11-15. On the other hand, Valencia suffered a painful loss, dropping to 14-14.
Bayern Munich came back from a double-digit early in the second quarter and edged Panathinaikos at home (76-71).
The Bavarians trailed by 11 (24-35), but outscored their opponents 52-36 to seal the deal.
The hosts extended their winning streak to three games and have now won six of their last seven EuroLeague games.
Bayern now is at 18-10, good for third on the table. Meanwhile, Panathinaikos remained close to the bottom, at 9-17.