Bayern Munich continued its impressive run in the EuroLeague after registering its seventh win in the last eight games.
The Bavarians came back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and survived a late thriller against Anadolu Efes (71-74).
Wade Baldwin led the Germans once again with a double double of 15 points and 11 assists. Tibor Pleiss had a team-high 19 points for the Turks.
Bayern climbed to the top of the EuroLeague standings with a 7-2 record, whereas Efes dropped to 4-4.
The hosts saw their three-game winning streak in the EuroLeague come to an end.
This also was the first-ever win of Bayern Munich against Anadolu Efes in the EuroLeague.
Mike James came back after missing the last game of CSKA Moscow and helped the Muscovites extend their EuroLeague winning streak.
James went for 27 points, on 8/11 shooting and 5/6 from the three-point line, and a PIR of 32. He also dished five assists.
The Russians saw Zalgiris cut the deficit to one, with 69 seconds to go (78-79). Yet, James scored the last eight points of CSKA and sealed the deal for the visitors (78-87).
CSKA won its fourth straight game and now has a 6-3 record. On the other hand, the Lithuanians suffered their third straight loss and dropped to 5-4.
Alec Peters posted a career-high in points in the EuroLeague and handed Baskonia a big victory over Fenerbahce (86-68).
Peters was unstoppable and had a career-high 25 points (10/12 shooting) and seven rebounds for the winners.
Baskonia outscored Fenerbahce 22-9 in the fourth quarter and cruised to an easy victory.
The hosts improved to 3-4 in the EuroLeague standings, whereas the Turks were defeated for the fifth time in nine games (4-5).
Valencia made a stellar offensive performance and rallied past Panathinaikos at home (95-83).
It was a hard contested battle until early in the fourth quarter (74-70), but the hosts went on a 21-13 run to seal the deal.
Valencia hit 13 three-pointers in the game (13/24) and claimed its third home win in the EuroLeague.
Klemen Prepelic scored 18 points for the winners, who improved to 5-3 on the table.
For their part, the “Greens” lost their third game in a row in the EuroLeague and fifth in the last seven games, dropping to 2-5.
Khimki stood tall in the end to defeat Russian rival Zenit Saint Petersburg on the road (83-88).
Even though the hosts led for the majority of the night, the visitors made multiple comebacks and edged their opponens.
Alexey Shved (24) and Errick McCollum (19) combined for 43 points for the winners, who now are at 2-6 in the EuroLeague standings.
Billy Baron paced Zenit with 24, on 6/10 from beyond the arc. Zenit dropped to 3-2.